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1501266   Sergeant Andrew James Normandale Wilson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 24/03/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 76 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (British Air Force)
Died: 12/06/1943 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
Andrew James Normandale Wilson was the son of Harry Pringle Wilson and Ruby Wilson. Andrew was born about 1921. On 12th June 1943 at 1.40am, a Halifax V of the 76 Squadron was shot down about four kilometres south of Bladel. Bladel is a small town in southern Holland, only three kilometres from the Belgian border. The pilot was Sergeant Andrew James Normandale Wilson who, with five other crew members, was killed. There was one survivor, the navigator, Sergeant Y E S Lobban. Sergeant Pilot Andrew James Normandale Wilson is buried in Eindhoven Woensel General Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, a few kilometres east of Bladel.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Eindhoven Woensel General Cemetery
  Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, 3
Grave Ref: Plot JJB. Coll grave 82-85
CWGC Casualty 2618244
From the A2 s'Hertogenbosch to Eindhoven motorway merge and follow the signs for A58 CENTRUM / WOENSEL / HELMOND / TONGELRE and continue for approx 3.5kms. Turn right and follow direction A58 HELMOND and continue for approx 4kms. The road is now called JOHN F KENNEDYLAAN. Exit right (CWGC sign) at Europalaan / Orpheuslaan slip road. Turn right onto Europalaan (CWGC sign). After approx 200m turn left (CWGC sign) onto BAFFINLAAN. The cemetery can be found after approx 200m on the right within the local cemetery 'BEGRAAFPLAATS WOENSEL'
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWII Dungannon
References and Links
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1 Aviation Safety - DK170 Details of crew and loss
2 Bomber Command No.76 Squadron Details of No.76 Squadron
3 Dutch Airwar Studygroup Details of crew and loss
4 Photo of Sergeant Andrew J N Wilson's gravestone
5 Graves Foundation Brabant Details and grave photo
6 Halifax heavy bomber, Lost Details of Flight Sargent John Lobhan, survivor
7 International Bomber Command Details of crew and loss
8 RAF Commands - DK170 Details of crew and loss
9 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Sergeant Andrew J N Wilson's gravestone can be purchased here
10 WWII Netherlands Escape Lines Brief details of Flight Sargent John Lobhan, survivor
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2021