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1944-02-15 The Loss of Mitchell FL194 (Boots)

Crash site: Buckingham Road, Gawcott, 2 miles SW of Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, GB

Crash cause: flying accident during training flight


Name

1. Boots, Henri Jean

Botley 050620 Boots HJ. Boots HJ 1941.jpg

Rank

Res Sgt Vl, Sgt., Pilot

Stb.Nr. 21068

Decorations

None known

Born

20/5/1918

Place

Maastricht, NL

Squadron

RAF No. 13 OTU

Ops/hr

20/82

Aircraft

Mitchell Mk. II Nr. FL194

Base

RAF Bicester, Oxford, GB

Mission

Training flight

Status

KIFA, cause unknown, engine failure presumed

age

25

Killed

15/2/1944

Place

Buckingham Road, Gawcott, 2m SW of Buckingham, GB

Buried

Botley Cemetery, North Hinksey, Oxfordshire, GB, grave 1/2/167

Known to

OGS

yes

CWGC

no

Other crew

2. Korp Vltg Telegr z/m J.G. Egter van Wissekerke, Wop/Ag - KIFA

3. Off Zwnr 3kl H.J.P. Jansen, Copilot/Obs - KIFA

4. P/O. David Hudson, KIFA, RAF Nr. 126960, buried Eston Cemetery, GB, grave M/831

Remarks

Memorial

1. His name is on the Memorial near the St. Servaaskerk, Maastricht, Limburg, NL

2. Mill Hill Memorial Table, London, GB

GB arrival

31/5/1940 with Dutch vessel 'Batavier II' from Cherbourg, France, after an escape from Holland on 16/5/1940. Detached KL to KM. Send from England to NEI 1/9/1940 for military flying training

Data

Confusion

OGS: Died Bicester, Oxford which is 10 miles SW of Gawcott; grave 167


Name

2. Egter van Wissekerke, Jan George


Botley 050620 Egter van Wissekerke

Rank

Korp Vltg Telegr z/m, Cpl., Wop/Ag

Stb.Nr. 14123/D

Decorations

None known

Born

4/6/1923

Place

Sitoebondo, Java, NEI

Squadron

RAF No. 13 OTU

Ops/hr

Aircraft

Mitchell Mk. II Nr. FL194

Base

RAF Bicester

Mission

Training flight

Status

KIFA, cause unknown, engine failure presumed

age

20

Killed

15/2/1944

Place

Buckingham Road, Gawcott, 2m SW of Buckingham, GB

Buried

Botley Cemetery, North Hinksey, Oxfordshire, GB, grave 1/2/166

Known to

OGS

yes

CWGC

no

Other crew

1. Res Sgt Vl H.J. Boots, Pilot - KIFA

3. Off Zwnr 3kl H.J.P. Jansen, Copilot/Obs - KIFA

4. P/O. David Hudson, KIFA, RAF Nr. 126960, buried Eston Cemetery, GB, grave M/831

Remarks

Memorial

Mill Hill Memorial Table, London, GB

GB arrival

Data

Confusion

OGS: died Bicester, Oxfordshire, which is 10 miles SW of Gawcott; grave 166


Name

3. Jansen, Henri Joseph Pierre

Botley 050620 Jansen HJP


Rank

Off Zwnr 3kl, P/O., Copilot/Obs

Decorations

None known

Born

20/6/1915

Place

Groesbeek, NL

Squadron

RAF No. 13 OTU

Ops/hr

Aircraft

Mitchell Mk. II Nr. FL194

Base

RAF Bicester

Mission

Training flight

Status

KIFA, cause unknown, engine failure presumed

age

28

Killed

15/2/1944

Place

Buckingham Road, Gawcott, 2m SW of Buckingham, GB

Buried

Botley Cemetery, North Hinksey, Oxfordshire, GB, grave 1/2/168

Known to

OGS

yes

CWGC

no

Other crew

1. Res Sgt Vl H.J. Boots, Pilot - KIFA

2. Korp Vltg Telegr z/m J.G. Egter van Wissekerke, Wop/Ag - KIFA

4. P/O. David Hudson, KIFA, RAF Nr. 126960, buried Eston Cemetery, GB, grave M/831

Remarks

Trained in Canada and at JAAB, USA, and was send to GB

Memorial

1. Vijfluik Loenen, Gelderland, NL

2. Mill Hill Memorial Table, London, GB

GB arrival

Engelandvaarder. Departure February 1941 from Holland with G.P.C. de Neve and four others. Landroute via France, Spain and Gibraltar. Sailed with Hr. Ms. O23 to England, where he arrived shortly before 17/9/1941. Source: NA 2.09.06-4110

Data

Confusion

OGS & DIB: died Bicester, Oxfordshire, which is 10 miles SW of Gawcott; grave 168

Source: CAD-MvD 5.050.5220/86

2. Crash site data





Map 56. Buckingham Road, Gawcott, Buckinghamshire, crash area of Mitchell FL194

North side of Buckingham Road, Gawcott, Buckinghamshire, crash area of Mitchell FL194 on 15/2/1944. Gawcott 070126


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