RAAF Burials in Europe

Discussion in 'War Grave Photographs' started by spidge, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Hi Geoff,

    Found this when researching about this cemetery I need to go back, so will get him for you....

    In Memory of
    Flying Officer HERBERT LANGTREE VAN ZUILECOM

    403774, Royal Australian Air Force
    who died age 33
    on 10 November 1943
    Son of Herbert Dekenzinger Van Zuilecom and Muriel Eleanor Van Zuilecom, of Kojonup, Western Australia; husband of Beatrice Van Zuilecom. of Feltham. Middlesex.
    Remembered with honour
    WOKING (ST. JOHN'S) CREMATORIUM

    Cheers
    Tom

    Hi Tom,

    Thank you for the offer however I have been sent this photo. I will be doing some editing on this thread tomorrow.

    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/war-grave-photographs/22411-raaf-burials-uk-england-wales.html

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  2. TomTAS

    TomTAS Very Senior Member

    Hi Geoff,

    I have a back up of the above if you need it...

    Cheers
    Tom
     
  3. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    Geoff

    Aabenraa Cemetery.RAAF casualties

    As I said before I have missed 4.Some are out of the perpendicular.There might be some correction software available.Here are the first 4
     

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  4. Oggie2620

    Oggie2620 Senior Member

    Geoff me dear some pics ref John Jervis Owen are winging their way to you via my yahoo account. The lady from there (Barbara) has done a sterling job for you.
    Dee
     
  5. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Geoff me dear some pics ref John Jervis Owen are winging their way to you via my yahoo account. The lady from there (Barbara) has done a sterling job for you.
    Dee

    Thanks heaps Dee but I only deal in Aussie $'s.:tongue:

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  6. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Geoff

    Aabenraa Cemetery.RAAF casualties

    As I said before I have missed 4.Some are out of the perpendicular.There might be some correction software available.Here are the first 4

    Thank you Harry.

    The photos are great.

    Look forward to the rest.

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  7. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    Aabenraa Cemetery.RAAF casualties.Last 4.

    That means I did not photograph the tombstones of F/S Sawtell; F/S Thomson; P/O Goldsmith and F/S Tree.
     

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  8. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Geoff me dear some pics ref John Jervis Owen are winging their way to you via my yahoo account. The lady from there (Barbara) has done a sterling job for you.
    Dee

    Hi Dee,

    I have sent you a return email on your hotmail account.

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  9. Patricel

    Patricel Junior Member

    Hi Geoff

    These are my first pictures of the Breux cemetary i took picture of the grave and of the cemetary and of the landcape
    i hope it' will be ok for you
    Amicalement
    Patrice
     

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  10. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Hi Geoff

    These are my first pictures of the Breux cemetary i took picture of the grave and of the cemetary and of the landcape
    i hope it' will be ok for you
    Amicalement
    Patrice

    Hi Patrice,

    Fantastic photo's. Beautifully kept cemetery - Thank you very much.

    Are the other (3) burials local people from your town as I notice there are other burials of the same name.

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  11. Patricel

    Patricel Junior Member

    Hi everybody
    I post pictures of other crewmen of RAAF who were killed june 10th 1944

    Please note that in this places there' s other graves of british and canadian pilots

    I have picture for this brave too

    Amicalement
    Patrice
     

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  12. Patricel

    Patricel Junior Member

    Hello everybody

    I finish my post by the next pictures of this crew.

    I want to show how this area of France is beautiful and peaceful and for the family i think that it is important to know where these brave men lies for ever.
    France is splendid country but it won't be the same if we had not been released with your help
    This is my smll but sincere way to thank all our allies
    Merci

    Patrice
     

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  13. TomTAS

    TomTAS Very Senior Member

    HI Patricel,

    Great job with that lot interesting that they have photos of the Airman on the headstone's.. I wonder if I might ask how far away is Pavilly which is close to Rouen ??? I'm sure Geoff will be most pleased with your work...

    Cheers
    Tom
     
  14. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    HI Patricel,

    Great job with that lot interesting that they have photos of the Airman on the headstone's.. I wonder if I might ask how far away is Pavilly which is close to Rouen ??? I'm sure Geoff will be most pleased with your work...

    Cheers
    Tom

    The photos interested me also Tom.

    Someone has gone to a lot of expense to have these porcelain? photos made and placed.

    I would say it is a relation of one of the crew who took the saying........

    "They shall not grow old as we who are left grow old"

    With these photos, they will never grow older!

    Now I need to know who it was - Great tribute I think you will agree!

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  15. TomTAS

    TomTAS Very Senior Member

    Hi Geoff,

    I agree I've only seen that once before and would you believe on an Arnhem casualty in the State's..

    They also look all cared for too which is good to see after what happened in France not to long ago...

    Cheers
    Tom
     
  16. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Hello everybody

    I finish my post by the next pictures of this crew.

    I want to show how this area of France is beautiful and peaceful and for the family i think that it is important to know where these brave men lies for ever.
    France is splendid country but it won't be the same if we had not been released with your help
    This is my smll but sincere way to thank all our allies
    Merci

    Patrice

    Hi Patrice not sure if you have seen these details before, taken from Bomber Command Losses Vol.5 - Chorley........

    9-10 June 1944

    97 Squadron
    Lancaster III ND764 OF-B
    Op. Etampes

    P/O. B W. Giddings RAAF +
    Sgt. A. Pritchard evd
    W/O. W B. Webb RAAF +
    F/S. C. Clement RAAF +
    W/O. R E. Bethel RAAF opw
    F/O. J A D. McGill RAAF +
    F/S. W J. Seale RAAF +

    Took off 2154 hrs Coningsby to bomb a rail junction. believed to have exploded in the air, showering debris between Boisay-sous-St-Yon (Essonne) and Breux-Jouy-St-Yon, two small villages some 7 km south west of Arpajon. P/O. Giddings RAAF is buried in Breux Communal Cemetery; W/O. Webb RAAF lies at Boisay-sous-St-Yon Communal Cemetery, while three others rest in Souzy-la-Briche Communal Cemetery.
     
  17. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Hi everybody
    I post pictures of other crewmen of RAAF who were killed june 10th 1944

    Please note that in this places there' s other graves of british and canadian pilots

    I have picture for this brave too

    Amicalement
    Patrice

    Hi Patrice,

    Thank you for all of the photos.

    I have made them into a Powerpoint based image.

    Giddings_Webb 3.jpg

    McGill_Clement_Searle 2.jpg

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  18. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    Geoff

    Let me know if you need this guy. I have a photo if you don't.

    Name: BOYD, THOMPSON NEVILLE DIGBY
    Nationality: Australian
    Rank: Flying Officer
    Regiment/Service: Royal Australian Air Force
    Age: 28
    Date of Death: 26/10/1941
    Service No: 402435
    Additional information: Son of Thompson Keith and Ivy May Boyd; husband of Beryl Sylvia Boyd, of Figtree, New South Wales, Australia. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot B. Grave 9550. Cemetery: GLOUCESTER OLD CEMETERY

    Regards - Rob
     
  19. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Geoff

    Let me know if you need this guy. I have a photo if you don't.

    Name: BOYD, THOMPSON NEVILLE DIGBY
    Nationality: Australian
    Rank: Flying Officer
    Regiment/Service: Royal Australian Air Force
    Age: 28
    Date of Death: 26/10/1941
    Service No: 402435
    Additional information: Son of Thompson Keith and Ivy May Boyd; husband of Beryl Sylvia Boyd, of Figtree, New South Wales, Australia. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot B. Grave 9550. Cemetery: GLOUCESTER OLD CEMETERY

    Regards - Rob

    Hi Rob,

    I do have the photo of Boyd - Thank you for thinking of me.

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  20. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    Geoff how is it going with the Dutch list,? I probably go up north this or next month
     

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