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Court, Thomas Roger

Date of death:
September 9th, 1944
Buried on:
Commonwealth War Graves General Cemetery Den Burg
Plot: K. Row: 7. Grave: 163.
Service number:
1499163 (NCO)/132022 (Officer)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Thomas Court was the Bomb Aimer on board Sterling IV LK200. Other crew members were Pilot, F/Lt. G.M. Rothwell, Fl/Engineer F/Sgt R.W. Willmott, Navigator F/O R.A. McKitpatrick, WT/Op F/O J. Hulme, Gunner F/O W.G.E. Walton and Despatcher F/O C.D. Shaw.
Also on board were the Dutch agents Tobias Biallosterski and (WT/Op) Pieter de Vos.and 12 containers and 4 parcels.
After at first encountering bad weather, the agents and containers were dropped succesfully.
The crew of the Stirling was less fortunate. En route home, which lead them crossing the waters in between the islands of Texel and Vlieland, the aircraft probably caught the steel cable of a drifting barrage balloon and crashed.
Court, Hulme and Walton died. The others were imprisoned.

Promotions:
? Leading Aircraftman
9 October 1942: Pilot Officer on Probation (emergency)
9 April, 1943: Flying Officer on Probation (war sub )

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flying Officer
Unit:
No. 138 (Special Duties) Squadron, RAF Special Duties Service, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
September 8th, 1944
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

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