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1944-07-15 The loss of Wouter Hazeu Wellington NB831

Crash site: Celtic Sea near Lundy Island, Cornwall, GB

Crash cause: bad weather

Name

1. Hazeu, Wouter

W. Hazeu Source: BRIOP

Rank

Tijd Sgt Maj Vl MLD, F/Sgt, Copilot

RAF VR 1549980

Decorations

None known

Born

19/4/1919

Place

Hilversum, NL

Squadron

RAF 172 Sqn Coastal Command

Ops/hr

Aircraft

Wellington Mk. XIV Nr. NB831

Base

RAF Chivenor, Devonshire, GB

Mission

Leight Light patrol

Status

MIA, aircraft crashed at sea in bad weather

age

25

Missing

15/7/1944

Place

Celtic Sea near Lundy Island, Cornwall, GB

Known to

OGS

yes

CWGC

yes

Other crew

2. F/Sgt. Norman Stanley Birch, RAF VR 1315909, Wop/Ag,

age 21 – MIA, Runnymede Panel 215

3. F/O. Thomas John Paul Magee RCAF J/21751, Nav,

age 21 – MIA, Runnymede Panel 247

4. F/Sgt. Henry Bruce McAuley RNZAF 421281, Wop/Ag,

age 22 - KIA, buried Bath (Haycombe) Cem, grave 51/H/V/240

5. F/O. John Francis WatersRAAF 408542, Pilot, age 26 - KIA,

buried Bath (Haycombe) Cem, grave 51/H/T/240

6. F/Sgt. Frederick Asby Wilkinson, RAF VR 1331024, Wop/Ag

- MIA, Runnymede Panel 223

Remarks

Before the War, he was a bank employee. Married to Margaret Elizabeth Hazeu-Guy, Watford, Hertfordshire, GB. One child.

Source: BRIOP

Memorial

Runnymede, panel 218

GB arrival

Data

Confusion

CWGC: age was 26

Headstone crests of three members of this highly multinational crew. Left to right RAAF, RCAF, RNZAF

Map 81. Celtic Sea around Lundy Island, crash area of Wellington Mk. XIV Nr. NB831, taking the life of W. Hazeu and the 5 non-Dutch crew, on 15/7/1944.



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