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1942-11-22 The loss of Hudson EW903 NO-E (Hoogteiling)

Crash site: North Sea near Hoek van Holland, NL

Crash cause: shot down by enemy nightfighter

Name

1. Heugten, Carolus Ludovicus van

Dutch RAF aviator datasheet


C.L. van Heugten Source: SLH

Rank

Res Sgt Vl, Sgt., Copilot/Nav

Stb.Nr. 21058

Decorations

None known

Born

10/4/1913

Place

St. Oedenrode, NL

Squadron

RAF 320 (Dutch) Sqn Coastal Command

Ops/hr

17/52

Aircraft

Hudson Mk. VI Nr. EW903 NO-E

Base

RAF Bircham Newton, Norfolk, GB, or RAF Silloth, Cumberland, GB

Mission

Anti shipping patrol. Take-off 20:00h

Status

MIA, shot down by enemy nightfighter

age

29

Missing

22/11/1942

Place

North Sea near Hoek van Holland

Known to

OGS

yes

CWGC

no

Other crew

2. Res Sgt Vl L.A. Hoogteiling, Pilot - MIA

3. Vltg maker 2kl MLD J.A. den Ouden, Ag - MIA

4. Vltg Telegr maat J. de Ligt, Wop/Ag - MIA

Memorial

Soesterberg

yes

Memorial

Other

yes

Bircham Newton General Memorial

GB arrival

31/5/1940 with Dutch vessel 'Batavier II' from Cherbourg, France, after an escape from Holland on 16/5/1940. Detached KL to KM. Send from England to NEI 1/9/1940 for military flying training.

Remarks

Shot down by Ltn. Lothar Linke of IV./NJG1 See Kracker Luftwaffe Archive on this site

Data confusion


Name

2. Hoogteiling, Laurens Abraham

Dutch RAF aviator datasheet


L.A. Hoogteiling Source: SLH


Rank

Res Sgt Vl, Sgt., Pilot

Stb.Nr. 21072

Decorations

None known

Born

10/5/1918

Place

Dordrecht, NL

Squadron

RAF 320 (Dutch) Sqn Coastal Command

Ops/hr

Aircraft

Hudson Mk. VI Nr. EW903 NO-E

Base

RAF Bircham Newton, Norfolk, GB, or RAF Silloth, Cumberland, GB

Mission

Anti shipping patrol. Take-off 20:00h

Status

MIA, shot down by enemy nightfighter

age

24

Missing

22/11/1942

Place

North Sea near Hoek van Holland

Known to

OGS

yes

CWGC

no

Other crew

1. Res Sgt Vl C.L.G. van Heugten, Copilot/Nav - MIA

3. Vltg maker 2kl MLD J.A. den Ouden, Ag - MIA

4. Vltg Telegr maat J. de Ligt, Wop/Ag - MIA

Memorial

Soesterberg

yes

Memorial

Other

yes

Bircham Newton General Memorial

GB arrival

31/5/1940 with Dutch vessel 'Batavier II' from Cherbourg, France, after an escape from Holland on 16/5/1940. Detached KL to KM. Send from England to NEI 1/9/1940 for military flying training.

Remarks

Shot down by Ltn. Lothar Linke of IV./NJG1

Data confusion

OGS specifies 'near Hoek van Holland' for Hoogteiling only


Name

3. Ouden, Jan Adrianus den

Dutch RAF aviator datasheet


Rank

Vltg maker 2kl MLD, Lac., Ag

Stb.Nr. 90188/Z

Decorations

None known

Born

3/6/1916

Place

IJsselmonde, NL

Squadron

RAF 320 (Dutch) Sqn Coastal Command

Ops/hr

Aircraft

Hudson Mk. VI Nr. EW903 NO-E

Base

RAF Bircham Newton, Norfolk, GB, or RAF Silloth, Cumberland, GB

Mission

Anti shipping patrol. Take-off 20:00h

Status

MIA, shot down by enemy nightfighter

age

26

Missing

22/11/1942

Place

North Sea near Hoek van Holland

Known to

OGS

yes

CWGC

no

Other crew

1. Res Sgt Vl C.L.G. van Heugten, Copilot/Nav - MIA

2. Res Sgt Vl L.A. Hoogteiling, pilot - MIA

4. Vltg Telegr maat J. de Ligt, Wop/Ag - MIA

Memorial

Soesterberg

yes

Memorial

Other

yes

1. Vijfluik Loenen, Gelderland, NL


Vijfluik Den Ouden

2. Bircham Newton General Memorial

GB arrival

Engelandvaarder. Arrived in GB 20/6/1941 with Pieter Dourlein and Karel Korver. Source: NA 2.09.06-3890

Remarks

Data confusion


Name

4. Ligt, Jacob de

Dutch RAF aviator datasheet

J. de Ligt Source: SLH

Rank

Vltg Telegr maat, Lac., Wop/Ag

Stb.Nr. 16697

Decorations

None known

Born

21/1/1918

Place

Rotterdam, NL

Squadron

RAF 320 (Dutch) Sqn Coastal Command

Ops/hr

Aircraft

Hudson Mk. VI Nr. EW903 NO-E

Base

RAF Bircham Newton, Norfolk, GB, or RAF Silloth, Cumberland, GB

Mission

Anti shipping patrol. Take-off 20:00h

Status

MIA, shot down by enemy nightfighter

age

24

Missing

22/11/1942

Place

North Sea near Hoek van Holland

Known to

OGS

yes

CWGC

no

Other crew

1. Res Sgt Vl C.L.G. van Heugten, Copilot/Nav - MIA

2. Res Sgt Vl L.A. Hoogteiling, Pilot - MIA

3. Vltg maker 2kl MLD J.A. den Ouden, Ag - MIA

Memorial

Soesterberg

yes

Memorial

Other

yes

Bircham Newton General Memorial

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

2. Crash site data


Map 28. North Sea, approximation of the Hudson EW903 NO-E (Hoogteiling) crash site

Approximation of the North Sea area where Hudson EW903 crashed on 22/11/1942,

leaving the four man crew missing-in-action.


North Sea, seen from the beach at the North breakwater at Hoek van Holland. Hudson EW903 was lost in this area.

Hoek van Holland 060616-3


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