Memorial Dakota KG-324

The aircraft was on the return flight of a resupply mission to Arnhem. It was hit by FLAK during the homebound flight to its base Broadwell in England.

The text on the memorial is:

On 20 September 1944, the fourth day of Operation Market Garden, an English Dakota of 512 RAF Squadron crashed about 200 meters south of this memorial stone. The pilot and the navigator both lost their lives. They were first buried in a field grave behind the parish hall in Schaijk. Later they were reburied at the British War Cemetery in Uden.

The names of both deceased airmen:
Pilot Officer William Henry Perry (24) Distinguised Flying Medal
Warrant Officer Ivan Olaf M. Gilbert (29)

This memorial stone was unveiled at 19 September 2015

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Source

  • Text: Arjan Vrieze
  • Photos: Arjan Vrieze