Date: 1941 Oct 10/11 A/C Type: Hampden I SN: AD911 Code: OL-M A/C Nickname:
 File: 477 Airforce: RAF Sqn/Unit:  83 Sqn Mission/Raid: Essen
1 Pilot Sgt, D. Hedley                            POW 9    
2 Obs Sgt. William A. Brooks             buried Texel Island 10    
3 WO/AG Sgt. G. Mitchell                          POW 11    
4 WO/AG Sgt. E. Gough                             POW 12    
5     13    
6     14    
7     15    
8     16                    

Came down in the Wadden Sea. Not far from Harlingen.   


Possibly Sgt. Brooks was in the aircraft at the time of the crash and entangled in the wreckage. After 6,5 months his remains were fished up and brought to Oudenschild-harbour on Texel Island, or he washed ashore there. Buried 29 April 1942 as English airman W. Brooks.


- original burial files Texel island. Thanks to Mr. van Dijk, Texel museum.
- website CWGC
- see also our website article on the Texel war graves:

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