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Sergeant (Obs.) Dennis Alford

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Sergeant (Obs.) Dennis Alford

Birth
Longford, Tewkesbury Borough, Gloucestershire, England
Death
2 Sep 1942 (aged 19–20)
Echt-Susteren Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands
Burial
Nijmegen, Nijmegen Municipality, Gelderland, Netherlands Add to Map
Plot
Coll. grave 12. I. 3-5.
Memorial ID
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Sergeant Dennis alford was born at Longlevens, Gloucester England, Son of Sidney and Ethel Lilian Alford, Sidney and Ethel Lilian Day married in the June 1919 in the Aston area. Sgt. Alford was killed when his plane, Wellington Z1466 142 Squadron crashed at Pey-Echt Limburg Holland.........the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Unteroffizier Heinz Oloff of the 3./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 from Venlo airfield.
The crew were initially buried at Venlo. Today, they rest in the Jonkerbos war cemetery in Gelderland:

Pilot / F/Sgt. H.E. Heath R/104769 RCAF / grave 12 I 3-5
Navigator / Sgt. D. Alford 1430574 RAF / grave 12 I 3-5
Bomb Aimer / Sgt. H.B. Hill 1425545 RAF / grave 12 I 3-5
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner / F/Sgt. C.C.D. Fraser R/76371 RCAF / grave 12 I 3-5
Air Gunner / Sgt. C.E. Hagan 1109208 RAF / grave 12 I 3-5
Contributor: Michel Beckers (47419676)
Sergeant Dennis alford was born at Longlevens, Gloucester England, Son of Sidney and Ethel Lilian Alford, Sidney and Ethel Lilian Day married in the June 1919 in the Aston area. Sgt. Alford was killed when his plane, Wellington Z1466 142 Squadron crashed at Pey-Echt Limburg Holland.........the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Unteroffizier Heinz Oloff of the 3./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 from Venlo airfield.
The crew were initially buried at Venlo. Today, they rest in the Jonkerbos war cemetery in Gelderland:

Pilot / F/Sgt. H.E. Heath R/104769 RCAF / grave 12 I 3-5
Navigator / Sgt. D. Alford 1430574 RAF / grave 12 I 3-5
Bomb Aimer / Sgt. H.B. Hill 1425545 RAF / grave 12 I 3-5
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner / F/Sgt. C.C.D. Fraser R/76371 RCAF / grave 12 I 3-5
Air Gunner / Sgt. C.E. Hagan 1109208 RAF / grave 12 I 3-5
Contributor: Michel Beckers (47419676)

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Gravesite Details

1430574


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