Graveyard / Begraafplaats: Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery
Location / Locatie: RR grave 72
Militairy Service / Krijgsdienst: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Regiment: 69 Sqdn.
Number / Nummer: 1803982
Age / Leeftijd: 20
Date of death / Overlijdensdatum: 11/05/1945
Son of James William and Violet Rose Keeping from Knightsbridge; London.
In May 1945, as part of Operation ‘DOOMSDAY’, 190 Squadron was carrying army units to Norway to disarm the German garrison. The Halifax bomber ran into trouble and had to force-land in the Netherlands. On 11 May, they were returning to the UK from the B78 airfield in Eindhoven on a Wellington bomber, NC 489, of 69 Squadron RAF.
The heavily loaded NC 489 swung on take-off, to avoid some trees, which resulted in the aircraft stalling and then crashing. seven airmen were killed. They are buried in the same row in the Eindhoven General Cemetery, the Netherlands.
This information is provided by Garry Silliker
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