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model: LFXVI
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39MU 7-10-44 322S 9-11-44 Armed recce noon Hit by flak crashed and blew up 14-2-45 F/O F J H Van Eljk killed

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by: JoopSiep ORB 322 (Dutch) Squadron RAF 2016-09-27 09:26:36

Form 541 16 aircraft, operating in sections of 2, took part in leaflet bombing at A.2252, A.2128, A.1509, A.2218, A.0909, A.0816, A.4741. 28 opened successfully over targets. At E.9817 the bombs are believed to have destroyed 6 houses and left the village STRAELEN on fire. MET were also damaged at E.9730, A.0518, A.0030,and the village of NIEUWKERK, A.0518, was straffed. F/O Van EIJK reported missing. His aircraft was hit in the tail by flak, but was seen to explode on the ground,
when attempĀ¬ting a forced landing. 30 Nickel bombs dropped.


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reply: Red Dragon Fg Off FRANS JOHAN HUBERT VAN EIJK 2017-04-11 18:55:14

Buried:-Gouda (Ijsselhof)General Cemetery- Plot A. Row C. Grave 4.