Hengelo (Gelderland) General Cemetery

Historical Information (Source: CWGC)

The cemetery is on the eastern outskirts of the village and contains 5 Commonwealth war graves of the Second World War.  The war graves are in the south-eastern corner, they were all killed on 10th August 1942.

 

Served with

  • Australian (4)
  • New Zealand (1)

Served in

  • Air Force (5)

Wellington IV Z1463

Took off at 00:10 hrs 10 Aug 1942 from RAF Breighton for an operation to Osnabrück in Germany.

The aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Oberleutnant Reinhold Knacke & Unteroffizier Kurt Bundrock of the 1./NJG 1, who were flying a Bf 110 F-4 from Venlo airfield.

 

Warrant Officer DAN, NICHOLAS 403561

10 August 1942 - Age 23

Royal Australian Air Force - Australian

 

Flight Sergeant FINLAY, JAMES ALEXANDER 403175

10 August 1942 - Age 29

Royal Australian Air Force - Australian

 

Flight Sergeant (Wireless Op./Air Gunner) GOORD, STEPHEN BRYAN 39099

10 August 1942 - Age 28

Royal New Zealand Air Force - New Zealand - 460 (R.A.A.F.) Sqdn

 

Sergeant PONTON, ROBERT