21 – Crashlocation Strijen-Sas September 18, 1944 (QR21 EN)

21 – Crashlocation Strijen-Sas (September 18, 1944)

Their orders are to protect troop transport planes carrying troops to Arnhem, and for that purpose to eliminate German AA guns in the area between the island of Schouwen Duiveland, Flushing and Breda. During one such attack on an AA battery near the mouth of the river Dinkel , near Dinteloord, the Tempest flown by by F/O Bob H. Hanney is hit and crashes behind a dike in the Maria polder near Strijen-Sas.  Two days later civilians from Strijen-Sas remove the body of the dead pilot from his cockpit and take him to the cemetery at Strijen-Sas where he is buried that same day. His grave can be visited there.

Photos of the monument, church Strijen.


Strijen Cemetery in 1948 and on May 4, 2018.

Victim(s) at this location:

85 – Robert H. Hanney (click here)

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