102 (Ceylon) Squadron

Tentate et perficite (Attempt and Achieve)

Sergeant John Herbert Zealand

DT539 DY-A took off from Pocklington on the 9th November 1942 mission: Hamburg


Sgt Donald Thomas Marler - Pilot - Aged 23 - (C.W.G.C.)
F/S Frederick Wilson Read - R.C.A.F. - 2nd Pilot - Aged 27 - (C.W.G.C.)
Sgt John Herbert Zealand - Nav - Aged 33 - (C.W.G.C.)
Sgt Morris Kolesky Callan - R.C.A.F. - WOp - (C.W.G.C.)
Sgt Sidney Broome - AG - Aged 23 - (C.W.G.C.)
Sgt William Albert Moir - AG - Aged 26 - (C.W.G.C.)
Sgt Peter Richardson - FE - Aged 22 - (C.W.G.C.)
Sgt Edwin Herbert Kingsland - R.C.A.F. - Obs - (C.W.G.C.)

 

The plane crashed on a sea dike near Oosterend, on the island of Texel.

The crew were all killed and on 13th Nov 1943 buried at Den Burg cemetery

 

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