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1945-03-03-Loss of Edward van der Zee

Crash site: near Hibaldstow, North Lincolnshire, GB

Crash cause: flying accident during night flying training

Name

Zee, Edward van der

E. van der Zee Source: BRIOP Cambridge 0509 Van der Zee Source: Russ Legross

Rank

Res 2Lt Vl, F/O., Pilot

RAF VR 173962

Decorations

None known

Born

2/10/1922

Place

Paris, F

Squadron

RAF No. 53 OTU

Ops/hr

0

Aircraft

Spitfire Mk. V Nr. BM645

Base

RAF Hibaldstow, Lincolnshire, GB

Mission

Night flying training

Status

KIFA, unknown flying accident during night flying training

age

22

Killed

3/3/1945

Place

near Hibaldstow, North Lincolnshire, GB

Buried

Cambridge City Cemetery, Cambridgeshire, grave 15360

Known to

OGS

yes

CWGC

yes

Remarks

Not married. His parents, Frederik van der Zee and Janet Giraud, had died. Source: BRIOP

Memorial

Mill Hill Memorial Table, London, GB

GB arrival

First education in Harlebury College, GB. Was living in New York City when War broke out. Went to the Dutch Forces in Canada. Send to GB, arrival on 23/6/1942. Military flying licence 24/3/1944.

Source: BRIOP

Data

Confusion

Mill Hill Van der Zee

2. Crash site data

Map 116. The Hibaldstow, Lincolnshire, area where E. van der Zee crashed on 10/3/1945

The crash site has not been pinpointed.


Remains of RAF Hibaldstow, 00.3130W/53.2959N, along Redbourne Road. The airfield closed on 15/5/1945. Remaining parts are now used by a driving school and a paragliding club. Hibaldstow 070128-3


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