Date: 1945 Apr 07/07 A/C Type: Spitfire SN: TB 359 Code: A/C Nickname:
 File: 647  Airforce: RAF Sqn/Unit:  340 Sqn Mission/Raid: Armed Recon
1 Pilot 1st Maitre Francis Delery 9    
2 Navigator   10    
3 WO/AG   11    
4 Bomb aimer   12    
5 F/Engineer   13    
6 Tail gunner   14    
7     15    
8     16                    

Was damaged by Flak over Hilversum. Went down in a meadow west of Bunschoten, pilot KIA.

Francis Delery was initially buried in Bunschoten-Spakenburg. In 1949 all French war casualties in the Netherlands were repatriated to France or to the French centralisation cemetery in the Netherlands in Kapelle. As a memorial to him, they left his empty grave and gravestone intact up to this day. See our file on Bunschoten-Spakenburg Cemetery in the Search Menu. 


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