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1943-12-08 The loss of Swordfish HS274 (Evers, Hoffman)

Crash site: Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, GB

Crash cause: unknown, flying accident presumed


Name

1. Evers, Jacob

Grangemouth 080204 Evers J

Rank

Off Vl 3kl, Pilot

Decorations

None known

Born

14/11/1919

Place

Rotterdam, NL

Squadron

FAA 860 (Dutch) Sqn

Ops/hr

Aircraft

Swordfish Mk. II Nr. HS274

Base

Mission

Status

KIFA, cause unknown

age

24

Killed

8/12/1943

Place

Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, GB

Buried

Grangemouth Grandsable Cemetery, GB, grave 1/42

Known to

OGS

yes

CWGC

no

Other crew

2. Off Zwnr 3kl J.G. Hoffman – KIFA

3. Lt. James Smeaton, RNR, Britsh – KIFA, buried Barnhill Cemetery, Angus, GB, grave V/146

Remarks

Memorial

Mill Hill Memorial Table, London, GB


GB arrival

Data

Confusion


Name

2. Hoffman, Johan George

Rank

Off Zwnr 3kl

Decorations

None known

Born

8/5/1922

Place

Malang, Java, NEI

Squadron

FAA 860 (Dutch) Sqn

Ops/hr

Aircraft

Swordfish Mk. II Nr. HS274

Base

Mission

Status

KIFA, cause unknown

age

21

Killed

8/12/1943

Place

Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, GB

Buried

Grangemouth Grandsable Cemetery, GB, grave 1/44

Known to

OGS

yes

CWGC

no

Other crew

1. Off Vl 3kl J. Evers – KIFA

3. Lt. James Smeaton, RNR, Britsh – KIFA, buried Barnhill Cemetery, Angus, GB, grave V/146

Remarks

Memorial

Mill Hill Memorial Table, London, GB

GB arrival

Data

Confusion

2. Crash site data


Map 50. Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, crash area of J. Evers and J.G. Hoffman, 8/12/1942. The site has not been pinpointed.

Kilsyth Hills, looking down towards the town of Kilsyth. Kilsyth 080204-1

Kilsyth Hills. Kilsyth 080204-2


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