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1945-03-06-Loss of Ohan van Mesdag

Crash site: 7 miles NW of Lawshall, Suffolk, GB

Crash cause: dived into ground out of cloud at night

Name

Mesdag, Johannes Bartholomeus van

Mesdag, Source: SLH JB van slh.jpg Cambridge 0509 Mesdag Source: Russ Legross

Rank

Res 2Lt Vl, P/O., Pilot

RAF VR 195516

Decorations

None known

Born

3/10/1923

Place

Hilversum, NL

Squadron

RAF 64 Sqn Fighter Command

Ops/hr

12/37

Aircraft

Mustang Mk. III Nr. KH451

Base

RAF Bentwaters, Suffolk, GB

Mission

Status

KIA or KIFA, dived into the ground out of cloud at night; cause unknown

age

21

Killed

6/3/1945

Place

7 miles NW of Lawshall, Suffolk, GB

Buried

Cambridge City Cemetery, Cambridgeshire, UK, grave 15561 (?)

Known to

OGS

yes

CWGC

yes

Remarks

He was credited with one E/A shot down

Not married

Memorial

1. His name is on the Memorial 'Het Nieuwe Lyceum', Hilversum, NL

2. Mill Hill Memorial Table, London, GB

GB arrival

Interrogation report NA 2.09.06-10626. Was studying in the USA when War broke out. Lived in Ardsley on Hudson, N.Y., USA. Went to the Dutch Forces in Canada. Send to the UK, arrival on 17/8/1942. Military flying licence 26/11/1943. Source: BRIOP

Data

Confusion

Grave Nr. as reported by CWGC questioned. No grave Nr. mentioned by OGS

Mill Hill Van Mesdag


Section of the Monument called 'Het Nieuwe Lyceum', Old Cemetery, Oude Torenstraat, Hilversum Hilversum 080403 Mesdag


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