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1941-08-30 The loss of Hudson T9380 NO-H (Hendriks Jansen)

Crash site: North Sea between Farsund and Lindesnes, Norway, also referred to as 'near Kristiansand', which is 90 km ESE, or 'near Kristiansund', which is 600 km North of the Lista peninsula. Crash cause: shot down by enemy fighter.

Name

1. Hendriks Jansen, Stephan

Dutch RAF aviator datasheet

S. Hendriks Jansen Source: Clubblad Vliegclub Teuge, via R.P. Wassink


Rank

2Ltz MLD, F/O., Pilot

Decorations

None known

Born

25/11/1906

Place

Velp, Gelderland, NL

Squadron

RAF 320 (Dutch) Sqn Coastal Command

Ops/hr

Aircraft

Hudson Mk. II Nr. T9380 NO-H 'Waalhaven'

Base

RAF Leuchars, Fifeshire, GB

Mission

Stranded cargoship 'Troyburg' outside the small town of Farsund, Lista peninsula, Norway, position 58.0250N/06.4970E.

Status

MIA, shot down 15.33h by Ltn. K. Hammel or Fw. F. Flamm with Bf.109 of I./JG77 from Lista airfield

age

34

Missing

30/8/1941

Place

North Sea between Farsund and Lindesnes, Norway

Known to

OGS

yes

CWGC

no

Other crew

2. Sgt Vl J.P.J. Bielfeldt, Copilot - MIA

3. Korp Vl H.J. Moll - MIA

4. Matr 1kl A.A. Recourt - MIA

5. Matr 3kl R. Smidt - MIA

Memorial

Soesterberg

yes

Memorial

Other

yes

Teuge stained glass window

GB arrival

Travelled to England with a naval vessel in May 1940 (Dutch Navy?)

Remarks

Data confusion

OGS register: 'Hendriks genaamd Jansen'; Christiansund



Name

2. Bielfeldt, Johan Pieter Jurgen

Dutch RAF aviator datasheet


J.P.J. Bielfeldt Source: @St.M.Vl.P. 1939-50


Rank

Sgt Vl

Stb.Nr. 12682

Decorations

None known

Born

23/11/1910

Place

Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, NL

Squadron

RAF 320 (Dutch) Sqn Coastal Command

Ops/hrs

Aircraft

Hudson Mk. II Nr. T9380 NO-H 'Waalhaven'

Base

RAF Leuchars, Fifeshire, GB

Mission

Stranded cargoship 'Troyburg' outside the small town of Farsund, Lista peninsula, Norway, position 58.0250N/06.4970E.

Status

MIA, shot down 15.33h by Ltn. K. Hammel or Fw. F. Flamm with Bf.109 of I./JG77 from Lista airfield

age

30

Missing

30/8/1941

Place

North Sea between Farsund and Lindesnes, Norway

Known to

OGS

yes

CWGC

no

Other crew

1. 2Ltz MLD S. Hendriks Jansen, Pilot - MIA

3. Korp Vl H.J. Moll - MIA

4. Matr 1kl A.A. Recourt - MIA

5. Matr 3kl R. Smidt - MIA

Memorial

Soesterberg

yes

Memorial

Other

not known

GB arrival

22/5/1940 from France after he, in a group of 24 aircraft, mostly Fokker trainers, had escaped from Holland on 14/5/1940

Remarks

Data confusion

OGS: Christiansund




Name

3. Moll, Hendrikus Johannes

Dutch RAF aviator datasheet

H.J. Moll

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

Rank

Korp Vl, Cpl.

Stb.Nr. 15813

Decorations

ON.BEMx

Born

4/5/1917

Place

Ede, Gelderland, NL

Squadron

RAF 320 (Dutch) Sqn Coastal Command

Ops/hrs

Aircraft

Hudson Mk. II Nr. T9380 NO-H 'Waalhaven'

Base

RAF Leuchars, Fifeshire, GB

Mission

Stranded cargoship 'Troyburg' outside the small town of Farsund, Lista peninsula, Norway, position 58.0250N/06.4970E.

Status

MIA, shot down 15.33h by Ltn. K. Hammel or Fw. F. Flamm with Bf.109 of I./JG77 from Lista airfield

age

24

Missing

30/8/1941

Place

North Sea between Farsund and Lindesnes, Norway

Known to

OGS

yes

CWGC

no

Other crew

1. 2Ltz MLD S. Hendriks Jansen, Pilot - MIA

2. Sgt Vl J.P.J. Bielfeldt, Copilot - MIA

4. Matr 1kl A.A. Recourt - MIA

5. Matr 3kl R. Smidt - MIA

Memorial

Soesterberg

yes

Memorial

Other

yes

His name is on the Gedenkzuil, Paasberg, Ede, Gelderland, NL

Ede Paasberg Monument detail. Ede 080402 Moll HJ

GB arrival

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

Remarks

Bronzen Eremedaille, verbonden aan de Orde van Oranje-Nassau met de zwaarden, 26/8/1941, wegens

Het verrichten van uitstekende diensten als vliegtuigmitrailleur-schutter waarbij hij op nauwgezette wijze zijn plicht heeft vervuld en gedurende veel konvooivluchten uitstekend oorlogswerk heeft verricht.

Data confusion

OGS: Christiansund



Name

4. Recourt, Arie Antoon

Dutch RAF aviator datasheet


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


Rank

Matr 1kl, Lac.

Stb.Nr. 12377

Decorations

None known

Born

18/4/1914

Place

Den Helder, Noord-Holland, NL

Squadron

RAF 320 (Dutch) Sqn Coastal Command

Ops/hrs

Aircraft

Hudson Mk. II Nr. T9380 NO-H 'Waalhaven'

Base

RAF Leuchars, Fifeshire, GB

Mission

Stranded cargoship 'Troyburg' outside the small town of Farsund, Lista peninsula, Norway, position 58.0250N/06.4970E.

Status

MIA, shot down 15.33h by Ltn. K. Hammel or Fw. F. Flamm with Bf.109 of I./JG77 from Lista airfield

age

27

Missing

30/8/1941

Place

North Sea between Farsund and Lindesnes, Norway

Known to

OGS

yes

CWGC

no

Other crew

1. 2Ltz MLD S. Hendriks Jansen, Pilot - MIA

2. Sgt Vl J.P.J. Bielfeldt, Copilot - MIA

3. Korp Vl H.J. Moll - MIA

5. Matr 3kl R. Smidt - MIA

Memorial

Soesterberg

yes

Memorial

Other

yes

1. In Oslo Sørkedalen Kirkegård there is a Memorial stone carrying his name

2. Memorial stone in Kristiansund, Norway, designed and placed in 2006 by his grandson Robbert

Source: Robbert Recourt

Monument for A.A. Recourt. Recourt AA Monument 1. Source: Robbert Recourt

GB arrival

Remarks

Data confusion

OGS: Christiansund



Name

5. Smidt, Romke

Dutch RAF aviator datasheet

R. Smidt Source: @St.M.Vl.P. 1939-50


Rank

Matr 3kl, Ac2.

Stb.Nr. 16347

Decorations

None known

Born

4/6/1920

Place

Rinsumageest, Friesland, NL

Squadron

RAF 320 (Dutch) Sqn Coastal Command

Ops/hrs

Aircraft

Hudson Mk. II Nr. T9380 NO-H 'Waalhaven'

Base

RAF Leuchars, Fifeshire, GB

Mission

Stranded cargoship 'Troyburg' outside the small town of Farsund, Lista peninsula, Norway, position 58.0250N/06.4970E.

Status

MIA, shot down 15.33h by Ltn. K. Hammel or Fw. F. Flamm with Bf.109 of I./JG77 from Lista airfield

age

21

Missing

30/8/1941

Place

North Sea between Farsund and Lindesnes, Norway

Known to

OGS

yes

CWGC

no

Other crew

1. 2Ltz MLD S. Hendriks Jansen, Pilot - MIA

2. Sgt Vl J.P.J. Bielfeldt, Copilot - MIA

3. Korp Vl H.J. Moll - MIA

4. Matr 1kl A.A. Recourt - MIA

Memorial

Soesterberg

yes

Memorial

Other

not known

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: Christiansund



S. Hendriks Jansen on Teuge airfield, 1937, member of the pre-War Teuge glider flying club. Govert Steen and Rijklof van Goens started their careers as aviators on Teuge too. Source: photo-album Henk Vrielink, Chairman of Teuge Flying Club for 37 years, via R.P. Wassink


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