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John Wilson Thorpe John Wilson Thorpe

Graveyard / Begraafplaats: Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery
Location / Locatie: RR grave 80

Militairy Service / Krijgsdienst: Royal Australian Air Force
Rang: Flying Officer
Regiment: 69 Sqdn.
Number / Nummer: 414368

Age / Leeftijd: 22
Date of death / Overlijdensdatum: 13/06/1945

Son of John and Isabell Thorpe from Hendra; Queensland; Australia.

Thorpe was attached to No. 69 Sqn. (RAF), located in Gosport, Hampshire.

Thorpe was awarded the DFC order. The quote reads, for which he received this order: F / O Thorpe has proved many successful explorations, as night pilot.
During these flights, he always brought back valuable information
During a night attack his plane was hit by flak, so he got cut damage to his wing and became the aileron.
By skillful flying he brought his plane back to base.

On Wednesday, June 13th, 1945 deceased John Wilson Thorpe of injuries from a motorcycle crash that took place in Eindhoven three days earlier.
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With special thanks to P. Clermonts for the photo’s and the additional information of John Wilson Thorpe.

Some additional photos of the ANZAC-Day Ceremony in 2015.

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