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1944-08-11 The Loss of Ed de Preter - Mitchell FR186 'Oude Jongens'

Crash site: no crash, wounded by Flak shell fragment; died in Princess Alice Hospital, Eastbourne, Sussex, GB


Name

1. Preter, Eduard Emile George de (Jimmy)

Brookwood 050618 De Preter

Rank

Korp Vltg Schutter, Cpl., Ag

Stb.Nr. 20252

Decorations

none known

Born

22/9/1921

Place

Bandoeng, Java, NEI

Squadron

RAF 320 (Dutch) Sqn Bomber Command

Ops/hr

Aircraft

Mitchell Mk. II Nr. FR186 NO-B 'Ouwe Jongens'

Base

RAF Dunsfold, Surrey, GB

Mission

Raid on ammo storage in Forêt de Lyon, F

Status

KIA, wounded by enemy Flak shell fragment on 9/8/1944 over France

age

22

Died

11/8/1944

Place

Princess Alice Hospital in Eastbourne, Sussex, GB

Buried

15/08/1944 Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, GB, grave 23/D/9

Known to

OGS

yes

CWGC

no

Other crew

2. Off Vl 2kl J.M.A. Collee, Pilot - safe

3. J. Boom - safe add data

4. S. Muller – safe add data

Remarks

Six of the 12 Mitchells in this attack were damaged by Flak. Mitchell FR143 had to emergency land at sea; the crew was rescued.

Memorial

Mill Hill Memorial Table, London, GB

GB arrival

Data

Confusion

OGS, Kloos: Grave 23/D/17


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