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1941-11-03 The loss of Jhr. Hans van Panhuys

Crash site: North Sea near Norway coast, possibly in the Bergen area

Crash cause: unknown, enemy action presumed, but no German claim found

Name

1. Panhuys, Jhr Hans Walter van

Dutch RAF aviator datasheet

Rank

Res 2Lt Vl, P/O., Pilot

RAF VR 65544

Decorations

None known

Born

30/8/1912

Place

Bern, CH

Squadron

RAF 235 Sqn Coastal Command

Ops/hr

Aircraft

Blenheim Mk. IV Nr. Z6144 LA-?

Base

RAF Dyce, Aberdeenshire, GB

Mission

Norway coast patrol

Status

MIA, enemy action presumed

age

29

Missing

3/11/1941

Place

North Sea near Norway coast, possibly in the Bergen area

Known to

OGS

yes

CWGC

yes

Other crew

2. Sgt. Laurence Geoffrey Hillier, Obs, RAF VR 962181,

age 23 – KIA, buried Bergen (Mollendal) Church Cemetery, Norway, grave D/9

3. Sgt. Harold Alexander Cook, Ag, RAF VR 1002345, age 27 – MIA, Runnymede Panel 41

Memorial

Soesterberg

yes

Memorial

Other

yes

Runnymede panel 35

Runnymede 080127 Panhuys

GB arrival

Remarks

Van Panhuys had two crew members. Sgt. Harold Alexander Cook, RAF VR Nr. 1002345, remained missing-in-action. He is remembered on Runnymede, Panel 41. The body of Sgt. Lauwrence Geoffrey Hillier, RAF VR Nr. 962181, was found, identified, and buried in Bergen Mollendal Church Cemetery, Norway, grave D/9.

Data confusion


RAF Dyce in 1941, as seen by the Luftwaffe Source: unknown


2. Crash site data

The crash area is believed to be the North Sea near the Norway coast, possibly in the Bergen area. More information could not be found.


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