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1945-03-30-Loss of Henk Cramm

Crash site: Almen, NL

Crash cause: unknown, enemy Flak presumed

Name

Cramm, Hendrik Charles

H.C. Cramm Grebbeberg 090204 Cramm HCSource: @St.M.Vl.P. 1939-50

Rank

Res 2Lt Vl, W/O., Pilot

RAF VR 196102

Decorations

None known

Born

17/2/1918

Place

Hilversum, NL

Squadron

RAF 322 (Dutch) Sqn Fighter Command

Ops/hr

125/115

Aircraft

Spitfire Mk. XVI Nr. RK891 3W-?

Base

RAF Schijndel, NL

Mission

Bombing a German headquarters near Zutphen. The attack was succesful, but four 322 Sqn Spitfires were hit by Flak, one fatally

Status

KIA, cause unknown, enemy Flak presumed

age

27

Killed

30/3/1945

Place

Almen, NL, Dorpsstraat near Nr. A 153, or, more likely, Nr. 53

Buried

Initially in a field grave at the crash site, in the yard of Dorpsstraat A.153, inhabited by Mr. Trachter. Source: Henk Welting. Reburied Militair ereveld Grebbeberg, Rhenen, NL, grave 8/3

Known to

OGS

yes

CWGC

yes

Remarks

Credited with 4 V-1's shot down

Memorial

None known

GB arrival

Data

Confusion

CWGC: P/O., body repatriated to NL


2. Crash site data


Map 122. Almen, NL, crash and initial burial area of H.C. Cramm on 30/3/1945

The site has not been pinpointed.

The field North of the Dorpsstraat in Almen, 06.1807E/52.0926N. Nr. 53 is the first brown brick house from the right. Picture taken from the Blauwedijk, corner Staringlaan, looking Southeast. Almen 060317-2

An A.153 house number can no longer be found in Almen. There are not enough houses along the Dorpsstraat to investigate a possible renumbering after the War, in which Nr. 153 could have disappeared. Author feels that the source produced a typing error, and that Nr. 53 is the correct indication. The crash took place North of the Dorpsstraat, which is the main road running through Almen.


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