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Tom Buttress (#47048592)
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Jan Bos from Nijmegen, Holland
RE: Lieutenant Kenneth H. Wakley
Tom, sorry I am not on facebook, so please help.

Jan Bos
Nijmegen, Holland

anything I can do for you. If I do not know I can ask my friend Gerrie Franken, who is researching the airwar over Holland, he also knows lots of the market Flights
Added by Jan Bos from Nijmegen, Ho... on Dec 24, 2015 9:42 AM
Jan Bos from Nijmegen, Holland
Lieutenant Kenneth H. Wakley
dear Tom
Lieutenant Kenneth H. Wakley was pilot of a C-47 from the 310th Troop Carrier Squadron, 315th Troop Carrier Group. On 21 September 1944 there were five crewmembers on board of the transportplane. On 21 September 1944 the plane dropped eleven Polish paratroopers at Driel, between Arnhem and Nijmegen in Holland.
Leaving the dropzone the plane was hit by enemy anti aircraft fire and crashed north of Nijmegen. The five crewmembers were killed. The men were first buried in the temporaray American cemetery Molenhoek, south of Nijmegen. After the war three crew members were buried in the American Cemetery Margraten in Southern Holland.
Two men, including Lt Wakley were repatriated and buried in cemeteries in the States.

The crewmembers were:
1st Lt Kenneth H. Wakley - pilot
2nd Lt Bruce W. Borth - co-pilot
2nd Lt Milan C. Beerman - navigator
Sgt Carl L. Javorsky - radio operator
Sgt Magnus R. Ludvikson - crew chief

I have adopted the grave of Magnus Ludvikson and am in touch with family members. I am preparing a story about the men and plane crash

You took a picture of Lt Wakley's grave, can I have your permission to use the picture, of course you will be credited

another question is - can you perhaps help me find family members of Lt Wakley, any help is more than welcome

From Holland wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year

Jan Bos
Nijmegen, Holland

Added by Jan Bos from Nijmegen, Ho... on Dec 24, 2015 8:52 AM

Hello Tom,

Sincere thanks for finding the grave marker and providing the photo for the memorial page of Rfn Suraj Gurung.

Added by Milou on Nov 02, 2014 10:48 PM
Terry Norman
Ernest Briant
Many thanks Tom for your effort. next time you are in Australia, look me up and I'll shout you a pint. Regards terry Norman
Added by Terry Norman on Oct 30, 2014 12:35 AM
RE: Gary
Dear Tom,
Just to let you know i visited the grave of Gary Mason last week and thanks to you i had no trouble finding it, once again many thanks

Yours sincerely
Added by Milky on Aug 13, 2013 6:52 AM
Emma Watson
John Main Waddell War Memorial
Thank you for taking a photo of this very much appreciated.


Added by Emma Watson on Jul 14, 2013 5:07 AM
J. Robert Schmidt
Bandon Hill - Hovenden Headstone

Thank you so very much for the picture of the Albert Hovenden family headstone. It is an excellent photograph.

Would you please add a copy to the memorials for Albert's wife and children, who are also listed on the marker: Emma (Adams) Hovenden #109554921, Albert Hovenden (Junior) #113527789 and Alice Maude Hovenden #113529854.

Thank You again for your help.

Robbie Schmidt #11096000
Added by J. Robert Schmidt on Jul 08, 2013 8:29 PM
Stephen Farnell
many thanks for the photo memorial is now complete


Added by Stephen Farnell on Jul 08, 2013 4:56 AM
Stephen Farnell
Many thanks for the photo Tom the memorial is complete

Added by Stephen Farnell on Jul 07, 2013 9:02 AM
RE: Gary
Dear Tom,
Thank you so very much for your quick and informative reply, i know exactly where you mean and will be able to find it without to much bother, cheers, and if i can ever return the favour please let me know

Yours sincerely,

Added by Milky on Jun 06, 2013 9:00 AM
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