Benjamin Robert Williams Benjamin Robert Williams

Graveyard / Begraafplaats: Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery
Location / Locatie: KK grave 48

Militairy Service / Krijgsdienst: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Rang: Sergeant
Regiment: 514 Sqdn.
Number / Nummer: 1836434

Age / Leeftijd: 20
Date of death / Overlijdensdatum: 22/05/1944
Place of death / Overlijdensplaats: Geldrop

Son of Thomas Hanson Williams and Mary Sophia Williams from Brynhyfryd; Swansea.

The British Lancaster LL-695 of the 514 RAF squadron deposited on Geldrops gond area on May 22, 1944. The airplane had left from the base Waterbeach Camp in England with a 1 goal Duisburg and Dortmund. It is likely that the German night hunter of May. Karlewski de Lancaster descended on the way back to England. The airplane has arrived at Hulst. The exact location was across the Hulster bridge (so north of the canal), past the tunnel under the track in the right-hand corner along the railway line. Also elsewhere, broken pieces were found, including east of the Hulster Bridge. It was a huge ravage and many went looking and saw the opportunity to disassemble some parts. Then the Germans came across the area.

The seven crew members of the Lancaster LL-695 were: sgt. A.R. Sealtiel (board mecanicien), sgt. B.R. Williams (tail shooter), p / o C.E. Rose (shooter), p / o L. Shimmons (radio telegraphist), f / o D. Walker (navigator), fl / sgt. C. Medland (pilot) and Fl / Sgt. L. Venus (bomb guitar). Sealtiel, Williams and Rose kwa1nen to escape by the crash, the other four per parachute from the plane. Walker and Shimmons came down at Valkenswaard and escaped. Medland and Venus were taken prisoner of war and stayed until the end of the war in a camp in Germany.
Rose is burried at the Canadian cemetery in Groesbeek.

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Anthony Ralph Sealtiel - Sergeant

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