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1941-08-10 The loss of Hudson N7396 NO-V (Ten Herkel, Hijkoop)

Crash site: 3 miles West of Dunino, Fifeshire, Scotland, GB

Crash cause: low flying; aircraft hit the ground

Name

1. Herkel, Anton Marie ten

Dutch RAF aviator datasheet

A.M. ten Herkel Source: @St.M.Vl.P. 1939-50

Leuchars 080205 Herkel AM ten

Rank

Res Sgt Vl, Pilot U/T.

Decorations

None known

Born

21/11/1918

Place

Hilversum, Noord-Holland, NL

Squadron

RAF 320 (Dutch) Sqn Coastal Command

Ops/hr

Aircraft

Hudson Mk. I Nr. N7396 NO-V

Base

RAF Leuchars, Fifeshire, GB

Mission

Training

Status

KIFA, crash due to low flying

age

22

Missing

10/8/1941

Place

3 miles W of Dunino, Fifeshire, GB

Buried

Leuchars Cemetery, Fifeshire, GB, grave 2/R/33/M (CWGC, OGS)

Known to

OGS

yes

CWGC

no

Other crew

2. Res Sgt Vl W. Hijkoop, Pilot U/T - KIFA

Memorial

Soesterberg

yes

Memorial

Other

yes

Mill Hill Memorial Table, London, GB

Mill Hill Ten Herkel

GB arrival

31/5/1940 with Dutch vessel 'Batavier II' from Cherbourg, France, after an escape from Holland on 16/5/1940

Remarks

Data confusion

OGS: place of death Brighton-Cameron Leuchars

CWGC, OGS grave position indication is problematic. See Chapter on Leuchars Cemetery


Name

2. Hijkoop, Willem

Dutch RAF aviator datasheet


W. Hijkoop Source: @St.M.Vl.P. 1939-50

Leuchars 080205 Hijkoop W

Rank

Res Sgt Vl, Pilot U/T.

Decorations

None known

Born

16/1/1911

Place

Waarder, Zuid-Holland, NL

Squadron

RAF 320 (Dutch) Sqn Coastal Command

Ops/hr

Aircraft

Hudson Mk. I Nr. N7396 NO-V

Base

RAF Leuchars, Fifeshire, GB

Mission

Training

Status

KIFA, crash due to low flying

age

30

Missing

10/8/1941

Place

3 miles W of Dunino, Fifeshire, GB

Buried

Leuchars Cemetery, Fifeshire, GB, grave 2/R/33/E (CWGC, OGS)

Known to

OGS

yes

CWGC

no

Other crew

1. Res Sgt Vl A.M. ten Herkel, Pilot U/T - KIFA

Memorial

Soesterberg

yes

Memorial

Other

yes

Mill Hill Memorial Table, London, GB

Mill Hill Hijkoop

GB arrival

31/5/1940 with Dutch vessel 'Batavier II' from Cherbourg, France, after an escape from Holland on 16/5/1940

Remarks

Data confusion

OGS: place of death Brighton-Cameron Leuchars

CWGC, OGS grave position indication is problematic. See Chapter on Leuchars Cemetery

No information as yet about other crew members, if any.

Leuchars is still an active RAF base.



Burial of A.M. ten Herkel and W. Hijkoop at Leuchars Cemetery, Fifeshire, GB Source: @St.M.Vl.P. 1939-50


Leuchars Cemetery in 2008. Left to right W. Hijkoop, A.M. ten Herkel and C.A.E. van Otterloo. Leuchars 080205-4

OGS mentions as crash site 'Brighton-Cameron-Leuchars'. This puzzling statement could mean 'between Brighton and Cameron', which is about 3 miles West of Dunino. That leads to the following map:


Crash site of A.M. ten Herkel and W. Hijkoop, 10/8/1941, 3 miles West of Dunino, Fifeshire


Area between Brighton and Cameron, looking East from the red road in the map above, towards the center of the marked area. Dunino crash Herkel & Hijkoop 080205-3


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