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1942-06-13 The loss of Dirk Klink

Crash site: Alderholt Park, SW of Fordingbridge, Hampshire, GB

Crash cause: unknown flying accident

Name

Klink, Dirk Jacobus

Dutch RAF aviator datasheet


Mill Hill 050620 Klink DJ

Rank

Res 2Lt Vl, P/O., Pilot

Decorations

None known

Born

13/6/1912

Place

's-Gravenhage, NL

Squadron

RAF 118 Sqn Fighter Command

Ops/hr

Aircraft

Spitfire Mk. Vb Nr. R7334 NK-?

Base

RAF Ibsley, Hampshire, GB

Mission

Interception practice

Status

KIA, cause unknown. Lost control in cloud, came out of cloud almost vertically at 1,000 ft, unable to pull out in time.

age

30

Killed

13/6/1942

Place

Alderholt Park, near Fordingbridge, Hampshire, GB

Buried

Initially buried Ellingham Church Cemetery, Ringwood Road, Fordingbridge. Reburied at Nederlands ereveld Mill Hill, London, grave B/7/8.

Source: CAD-MvD 5.050.5220/86

Known to

OGS

yes

CWGC

no

Other crew

N.a.

Memorial

Soesterberg

yes

Memorial

Other

no

GB arrival

Remarks

Klink died on his 30th birthday

AccC (Apr42) P7683 IIa 58 OTU Balado Bridge 1700 hrs. Cat A. Tyre burst on landing, swung off runway into ploughed earth tipped on nose 27.4.42, F/O D.J.Klink

Data confusion

DIB: died Aldershotpark, Fordingbridge. Source: CAD-MvD 5.050.5220/86

Aldershotpark does not exist in or near Fordingbridge. This shall have to be Alderholt Park, SW of Fordingbridge


Map 23. Alderholt Park, North of Alderholt, Hampshire, GB, SW of Fordingbridge Area where D.J. Klink crashed on 13/6/1942. The green oval in the bottom right map shows the cemetery where he was buried initially.


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