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Flight Lieutenant Christopher HOLLAND (115325) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Pilot
Lost in aircraft Lancaster LM658  IBCC

Death of Death 1944-08-13 .

Served in 100 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Row A. Grave 3. at Hardenberg Protestant Cemetery, Netherlands

More Details: SON OF GODFREY AND VIOLET HOUSSEMAYNE HOLLAND, OF HORSHAM, SUSSEX.

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National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/1181Pilot Officer P G A Watson and Sergeant W P O'Heney: missing presumed dead. Sergeant J C Holland: report of death; Blenheim L9414 in air operations, 23 July 1940.C14503120
AIR81/3429Sergeant K C Holland: killed; shot down, enemy action, Spitfire N3173, 152 Squadron, 25 September 1940.C16687527

London Gazette Mentions

NumberName /Text London Gazette Details
1153251330852 Christopher HOLLANDLondon Gazette issue : 35451 , Dated 1042-02-10 , Download #35451
115325C HOLLANDLondon Gazette supplement : 36271 , Dated 1943-11-30 , Download #36271
115325HOLLANDLondon Gazette supplement : 35784 , Dated 1942-11-10 , Download #35784

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 1940-01-01 13 Aug 44 Aircraft Name Lancaster III Serial Number LM658
Unit 100 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country Netherlands
Aircrew details
Details
Source Henk Welting's Database

Other Aircrew lost in Lancaster III LM658

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flight LieutenantChristopher HOLLAND (115325) Pilot Lancaster LM658  IBCC 1944-08-13100 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsHardenberg Protestant Cemetery
Flying OfficerGerald HOOD (178869) Lancaster LM658  IBCC 1945-03-21100 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsAlmelo General Cemetery
Pilot OfficerBenjamin RAMSDEN (55792) Air Bomber Lancaster LM658  IBCC 1944-08-13100 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsHardenberg Protestant Cemetery
Flight SergeantLaurence Roy WATTS (1316752) Wireless Op./Air Gunner Lancaster LM658  IBCC 1944-08-13100 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsHardenberg Protestant Cemetery
Flight SergeantRobert Stanley WILLIAMS (1502966) Air Gunner Lancaster LM658  IBCC 1944-08-13100 Sqdn AIR27 NetherlandsHardenberg Protestant Cemetery


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Op Schweinfurt 24/25 Feb 1944: 57 and 156 Sqn LossesIn addition to my general interest in the operation to Schweinfurt on the night of 24/25 February 1944, I have particular interest in the lost aircraft detailed below. I have gathered much of the publicly available information on these losses from Chorley, Kew, Hendon etc so I hope this will save people the trouble of quoting from those sources. Lancaster ND454 GT-L 156 squadron RAF Warboys This Pathfinder aircraft crashed on the outbound flight to Schweinfurt on the 24th of February. The main wreckage came down in fields near to the village of Schalbach (Moselle, Lorraine) where six of the crew were buried. Sgt Morton was buried in the village of Hirschland. I would be particularly interested in information of the following men; P/O Stanley NEIGHBOUR (Pilot) from north London. Son of Frederick and Mabel Neighbour. Sgt. Harold EATON (F/Eng) from north London. Son of William and Ellen Eaton and husband of Elsie. Sgt. Samuel HOPKINSON (W/Op) from Bolton. Son of Samuel and Susannah Hopkinson The other members of the crew were; F/Sgt LC Pillinger, Sgt GW Rugg, P/O RE Whitebeard, Sgt FR Morton. Lancaster JB565 DX-I 57 squadron RAF East Kirkby This aircraft also crashed in Alsace on the outbound flight to Schweinfurt after being set ablaze by a nightfighter. Five of the crew managed to escape with one evading. I would be particularly interested in information of the following men; F/O Norman HARLAND (Pilot) from Darlington POW Sgt. Charles LEVERS (F/Eng) from Nottinghamshire POW F/Sgt. Thomas Lightfoot (Nav) from north Wales. Son of Maurice and Emily Lightfoot. Killed Sgt. Lawrence LE MOAL (A/G) from White Star Saskatchewan, Canada POW The other members of the crew were; F/Sgt FA Greenwell, F/O JC Holland, Sgt FC Butler. Any information would be most gratefully received. Michael Wright ....Read More.MikeW156 on 22nd August 2009 04:36:13
Warwick BV 233 - 279 SqnHi Jonny, I have F/L H S Luck RCAF F/L R Cooper F/0 F W Ritchie RNZAF F/O D C Holland RNZAF F/O R P Woolfield RNZAF Regards Ross ....Read More.Ross_McNeill on 1st November 2009 04:20:19
430102 - Unaccounted airman - 2-1-1943 (ME/Med)There are 10 men named Holland/Hollands on this list provided by the forum moderator Ross: http://www.rafcommands.com/Air%20Force%20PoWs/RAF%20POWs%20Query%20H_1.html perhaps someone can clarify whihc one of these might be Holland lost in North Africa? None of them are an S Holland it must be noted. At that time in January 1943, there were three officers named S... Holland in teh RAF Only one seems to be a Pilot Officer rank, S W C Holland 120529, he might be missing from those lists due to being a prisoner of the Italians rather than the Germans? thE London Gazette website SEARCH TELLS ME THIS OFFICER WAS STANLEY WILLIAM CHARLES HOLLAND. Oh and Edith, if you back on, please Please don't use the quote function when replying, hate to see all the same text repeated everytime a reply is given. ....Read More.dennis_burke on 15th March 2013 10:05:12
Warwick BV 233 - 279 Sqn[QUOTE=Ross_McNeill;38345]Hi Jonny, I have F/L H S Luck RCAF F/L R Cooper F/0 F W Ritchie RNZAF F/O D C Holland RNZAF F/O R P Woolfield RNZAF Regards Ross[/QUOTE] Correct , and please add RAF to F/L Ron Cooper , who was Navigator of BV233 . also Sgt . J Wiles , RAF , A/G , who was from 270 Squadron , but A/G on BV233 ....Read More.moonfire on 8th November 2013 12:21:07

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