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1941-10-21 The loss of Johan Roeper Bosch

Crash site: Berck-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais, F

Crash cause: shot down by enemy fighter

Name

Roeper Bosch, Johan Willem Yoshitaro (Dicky)

Dutch RAF aviator datasheet

Den Haag Eik 050416 Roeper Bosch


Rank

Res 2Lt Vl

RAF VR 89295

Decorations

None known

Born

31/1/1915

Place

's-Gravenhage, NL

Squadron

RAF 611 'West Lancashire' Sqn Fighter Command

Ops/hr

Aircraft

Spitfire Mk. Vb Nr. W3227 FY-?

Base

RAF Hornchurch, Essex, GB

Mission

Status

KIA, shot down by enemy fighter

age

26

Killed

21/10/1941

Place

Berck-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais, F

Buried

Initially buried at Berck-sur-Mer. Reburied Begraafplaats Oud Eik en Duinen, Den Haag, NL, grave 1863A

Known to

OGS

yes

CWGC

yes

Other crew

N.a.

Memorial

Soesterberg

yes

Memorial

Other

not known

GB arrival

Arrived either with the flying or with the sailing group in England at the end May 1940

Remarks

One of the first two Dutch aviator-officers to receive a commission in the RAF, December 1940

Data confusion

Map 12. Berck-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais, The crash site has not been pinpointed.


Berck-sur-Mer, Pas de Calais, France. The Base D'AĆ©ronautique Navale de Berck, now derelict and used for sporting aviation only, was attacked by the Germans on 10 May 1940, leading to the loss of life of four French aviators. J.W.Y. Roeper-Bosch crashed in the Berck-sur-Mer area; the site has not been pinpointed. Berck 051019-4



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