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RAF Serviceman with Dutch Ancestry

1945-03-19 The Loss of Saul Lazarus Spitfire RR205

Crash site: between Schijndel and 's-Hertogenbosch, Brabant, NL. According to Henk Welting the crash took place between the Achterdijk and the Kruisstraat, Rosmalen. The 'Achterdijk' cannot be found today in the near or wider area. Kruisstraat is both the name of a hamlet East of Rosmalen, and the name of the street that runs through this hamlet.

Crash cause: aircraft exploded in the air, premature bomb explosion presumed. See also the subchapter on premature bomb explosions in the chapter on the crashes of FR181 and FW227, date 13/1/1945. Author is sceptical about this cause description. Several Spitfires Mk. XIV and XVI described in this study had serious engine failures with violent, explosion-like results, one of these leading to loss of life.


Name

Lazarus, Saul David

Bergen op Zoom 050604 Lazarus SDb.jpg

Rank

F/Sgt

RAF VR 1437557

Decorations

None known

Born

08/06/1921

Place

Salford, Lancashire, GB

Squadron

RAF 322 (Dutch) Squadron Fighter Command

Ops/hr

2/3

Aircraft

Spitfire Mk. XVIe Nr. RR205 3W-?

Base

RAF Schijndel, NL

Mission

Training

Status

KIFA, aircraft exploded in the air, premature bomb explosion presumed

age

23

Killed

19/3/1945

Place

between Schijndel and 's-Hertogenbosch, or East of Rosmalen, Brabant, NL

Buried

Initially buried at Orthen, near 's-Hertogenbosch, on 22/3/1945. Reburied Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery, NL, grave 13/B/4

Known to

OGS

no

CWGC

yes

Remarks

British nationality. His father came from Austria, his mother from Russia. Source: SLH

At the corner of Grintweg and Kruisstraat a War Monument was found, revealed May 5th, 1947, in memory of five men from the hamlet of Kruisstraat, who gave their lives for the freedom of their country. Their names are on a document in a sealed shell case, cemented into the foot of the Monument. Source: www.oorlogsMonumenten.nl

GB arrival

Memorial

None known

Data

Confusion

Flying with 322 Sqn may have caused confusion over his nationality

2. Crash site map

Map 129. Areas between 's-Hertogenbosch and Schijndel, or in the Kruisstraat, Rosmalen area, Brabant, NL, where S.D. Lazarus is believed to have crashed on 19/3/1945 The site has not been pinpointed. Orthen is the place where he was buried initially. Schijndel.jpg

Northolt 080127 RAF Wing


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