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Messages - David Van Coolwijk

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World War Two / Re: Finding relatives of missing airgunner
« on: Thursday 31 May 18 00:06 BST (UK)  »
Very, very, very nice.... Now I have to find a legal way to contact them....

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World War Two / Re: Finding relatives of missing airgunner
« on: Wednesday 30 May 18 23:54 BST (UK)  »
Wow, thank you! Now we're getting somewhere! Hopefully this will help finding relatives!

As for the rest of the crew, I am having the same problems.

With another aircrew I am researching I had better luck! I found 1 and he knew 3 others.

So I hope that if I can find atleast 1 familymember who knows more....

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World War Two / Re: Finding relatives of missing airgunner
« on: Wednesday 30 May 18 23:12 BST (UK)  »
Interesting..... Maybe his name was misspelled. I recall that in a record of him his name was spelled Lough. This lad is very mysterious.

I think we can safely say that he is not from Haye Middelsex then, at least not born there.

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World War Two / Re: Finding relatives of missing airgunner
« on: Wednesday 30 May 18 22:46 BST (UK)  »
We have been able to find an address he was registered at in 1939:  75 Nield Road Hayes - occupation Clerk Public Works. The house was registered to a: Peter McCornmick

Apparently he rented a room or something, my guess is that Louth wasn't born in Hayes...

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Currently I am researching the crash of Halifax bomber JB803 KN-G, which crashed in my hometown Muiden, the Netherlands.

We are erecting a monument in honour of the crew of this Halifax.

I am looking for information about William Robert Louth of Hayes Middlesex and relatives, also we are looking for a photo of him. He is the only crewmember still missing. The other 6 died when the Halifax crashed and were buried in Muiden.

Why am I looking for information and relatives? There is a good chance we have traced where Louth is buried.

The day after the crash a wounded RAF airman was found near Muiden. He was unconscious and died on may 13th without ever waking up. He had no means of identification on his body. He was buried in a grave as an unknown airman of the RAF. I have tried several museums and archives, but without luck. They adviced me to use social media.

Is there anyone who can help me out? Are there any relatives still alive? An unconfirmed source said he had been married. But I have not been able to find anything on that. He was born 31 st October 1920. I am also not sure if he was born in Hayes, Middlesex

I have tried the Yorkshire Airmuseum, www.cwgc.org and several others, but without result.


Thank you in advance!

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