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1941-06-24 The loss of Theo Buijs

Crash site: Channel near Gravelines, Nord, F.

Crash cause: shot down by enemy fighter

Name

Buijs, Theodorus Franciscus André

Dutch RAF aviator datasheet

T.F.A. Buijs Source: SLH

Rank

1Lt Vl Wnr

Decorations

Vliegerkruis, KB 2 of 03/10/1941

Born

7/12/1913

Place

's-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, NL

Squadron

RAF 611 'West Lancashire' Sqn Fighter Command

Ops/hr

66/79

Aircraft

Spitfire Mk. Va Nr. R7349 FY-?

Base

RAF Hornchurch, Essex, GB

Mission

Circus 21, escort bombers to Dunkerque

Status

MIA, shot down by enemy fighter

age

27

Missing

24/6/1941

Place

Channel near Gravelines, Nord, F.

Known to

OGS

yes

CWGC

no

Memorial

Soesterberg

yes

Memorial

Other

yes

Orry-la-Ville Memorial table

Orry-la-Ville Buijs

GB arrival

Came from ML-KNIL, Andir, NEI. Was send to England to join the RAF

Remarks

Posthumously he was given the first Flying Cross, Nov. 1941.

Flew with 92 & 611 Sqns. He was credited with one E/A shot down.

Data confusion


Area where T.F.A. Buijs went missing on 24/6/1941.



Channel/North Sea with the harbour of Gravelines on the horizon. Gravelines 051018-6


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