Alexander Mackay

Graveyard / Begraafplaats: Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery
Location / Locatie: EE grave 40

Militairy Service / Krijgsdienst: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Rang: Flying Officer
Regiment: 619 Sqdn.
Number / Nummer: 131976


Age / Leeftijd: 29
Date of death / Overlijdensdatum: 29/06/1943

Son of Adam Sinclair Mackay and Jane Mackay from Thurso; Caithnessshire.

On June 29, 1943 came in the middle of the night, at 02:14, an Avro Lancaster III bomber of the 619 Squadron of the RAF down in Aalst. The aircraft was flown by F / Sgt Terence Peter Murphy (23). The plane crashed shortly after it was poured down the Elshouters in Waalre a Halifax.

To just before eleven that night was the bomber left from the English base Woodhall Spa, as a participant in a project with 608 aircraft that Cologne had targeted. , Ultimately reaching 540 aircraft their target. In this raid were lost 25 aircraft, which include amongst others Waalre, Boekel, Netersel, Nuenen and Aarle-Rixtel came down.

The Avro Lancaster Murphy was hit by German flak (antiaircraft) and eventually shot down by Lt Günther Radusch II./NJG of Stab 3.

The entire crew was killed: besides Murphy were the navigator F / O Eric Harper (35); bombardier F / O Alexander Mackay (29); radio operator / gunner Sgt Norman Evans Rivers; Flight Engineer Sgt. Jack Adsetts; gunner Sgt Raymond Archibald Grace (23) and gunner F / Sgt John Harvey William Walker (22) (RCAF). As a Canadian, he is burried at the Canadian War Cemetery in Groesbeek.


Related / Gerelateerde
Terence Peter Murphy - Flight Sergeant
Eric Harper - Flying Officer
Norman Evans Rivers - Sergeant
Jack Adsetts - Sergeant
Raymond Archibald Grace - Sergeant

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