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Archive Report: Allied Forces

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759 Squadron Hurricane I Z4922 F/O. Henri Paul Jules Tutein Nolthenius

Operation: Training

Date: 27th June 1943

Unit: No. 759 Squadron. Fleet Air Arm

Type: Hurricane I

Serial: Z4922

Code: -

Base: RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset

Location: Ilton, Somerset

Pilot: F/O. Henri Paul Jules Tutein Nolthenius Age 26. Killed

REASON FOR LOSS:

Accident report:

'Pilot failed to recover from a steep dive during dogfighting practice. Aircraft struck the ground and was burned out. Death due to multiple injuries was instantaneous'.

Burial details:

F/O. Henri Paul Jules Tutein Nolthenius. Yeovilton Cemetery, RNAS Extension. Grave C/3. Born on the 12th November 1916 at Apeldoorn, Netherlands. When Java fell, he escaped to Australia. In May 1942, transferred to the Royal Netherlands Military Flying School (RNMFS) then to Jackson, USA. There he followed the full training as a fighter pilot. Received his wings on the 23rd January 1943. He was sent to England in March 1943. In May 1943, he was appointed F/O.

Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this crew with thanks to the late Rob Philips who was a meticulous researcher into Dutch aviators who were listed as killed or missing during WW 2. We were entrusted to make his work available to be read by others before he passed away in 2010. This has been presented as 'Lost' his archive and can be seen here. More about Rob, the person here.

KTY/RP 15.01.2020

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Acknowledgements
Sources used by us in compiling Archive Reports include: Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives, Michel Beckers, Major Fred Paradie (RCAF) and MWO François Dutil (RCAF) - Paradie Archive (on this site), Jean Schadskaje, Major Jack O'Connor USAF (Retd.), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Archiwum - Polish Air Force Archive (on this site), Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Franek Grabowski, Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Stan D. Bishop, John A. Hey MBE, Gerrie Franken and Maco Cillessen - Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces, Vols 1-6, Dr. Theo E.W. Boiton - Nachtjagd Combat Archives, Vols 1-13. Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of CWGC, UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, New Zealand National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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