William Burnaby Wheeler

Graveyard / Begraafplaats: Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery
Location / Locatie: KK grave 121

Militairy Service / Krijgsdienst: Royal Australian Air Force
Rang: Flight Sergeant
Number / Nummer: 436353


Age / Leeftijd: 19
Date of death / Overlijdensdatum: 21/09/1944
Place of death / Overlijdensplaats: Eindhoven

Son of William and Elsie May Theodore Wheeler from Bunbury; Western Australia.

Wheeler was one of the Air Despatchers aboard Dakota KG-566 of 233 Squadron Royal Air Force. They left Blake Hill Farm Airfield for herbevoorradings mission in Arnhem. The Dakota was shot down by German fighters and crashed near the farm ‘Sans Souci’ Family Brands, south of the ‘Oirschotse Dijk’ at the Swan, Eindhoven, at 17:34 pm. The pilot is still missing, but the other people were buried on board in Eindhoven.
Nowadays the crash site built by the industrial buildings of Philips glass laboratory.


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Clay, R.E.
Vowles, J.R.
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