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Strabrechtse Heide - Vliegtuigcrashes

According to the Loss Registers 1939 - 1945 of the Ministry of Defense, the following plane crashes among others took place: On 5 July 1941, a Hampden I of the 106th Squadron crashed near the Strabrechtse Dijk. The pilot was Sergeant Norman Edward Bowering, who, along with his crew, died in the conflagration that ensued after the crash. On July 8, 1941, a crash of a Wellington IC of the 99th Squadron was recorded in front of Heeze (Strabrechtse Heide). The pilot was Lieutenant EA Masters, who was taken prisoner of war along with his entire crew. On December 27, 1941, the crash of a Wellington IC of 57th Squadron was recorded in the Heeze - Someren area. The pilot, Thomas Purdy, and four other crew members are buried in the war cemetery in Woensel. On April 27, 1944 a Messerschmitt Bf 110G-4 crashed. The pilot, Oberfeldwebel Rudolf Frank, was killed. On December 25, 1944, a Typhoon IB of the 440th Squadron crashed. The pilot was Harry J. Hardy, who was able to leave the plane.

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Rulse dijk
5591TX Heeze-Leende
North Brabant The Netherlands

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