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1944-06-09 The Loss of Theo Limbosch Hellcat FN404

Crash site: River Clyde SW of Greenock, GB, or Firth of Clyde, SE of Arran Island

Crash cause: flying accident presumed

Name

Limbosch, Theodoor (Theo)

Th. Limbosch Source: SLH

Rank

Off Vl 3kl, Pilot

Decorations

None known

Born

26/4/1923

Place

Malang, Java, NEI

Squadron

FAA 1840 Sqn or 1847 Sqn

Ops/hr

Aircraft

Hellcat Mk. I Nr. FN404 'B'

Base

RAF Eglinton, Londonderry, Ire

Mission

Fighter Direction Exercises

Status

MIA, flying accident, cause unknown

age

21

Missing

9/6/1944

Place

River Clyde SW of Greenock, GB (De Haan), or the Firth of Clyde, SE of Arran Island (OGS)

Known to

OGS

yes

CWGC

no

Remarks

Memorial

None known

GB arrival

Data

Confusion

Two crash locations reported

Gedenkrol KM: crashed and died 6/6/1944

2. Crash site data

Map 73. Crash area of Th. Limbosch, 9/6/1944 These is confusion over the crash area of Th. Limbosch. De Haan reports the Clyde River, SW of Greenock. OGS reports SE of Arran Island, which locates the crash in the Firth of Clyde. Greenock.jpg


180 degrees view photomontage of the River Clyde, taken at McInroy's Point near Gourock, 04.5244W/55.5618N Gourock McInroy's Point 080209-1

180 degrees view photomontage of the Firth of Clyde, taken at Farland Head, between Largs and Ardrossan, 04.5409W/55.4154N. Arran Island, invisible because of the weather on this day, is at the left horizon. Farland Head 080209-1




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