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Flying Officer Henry Osbert ZETLAND (87294) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve


Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Wellington JA512
 

Death of Death 1944-05-05

Served in 104 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Coll. grave III. E. 6-10. at Budapest War Cemetery, Hungary (Map)

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London Gazette Mentions

NumberName /Text London Gazette Details
1872941560060 Royan Charles YULELondon Gazette supplement : 36844 , Dated 1944-12-15 , Download #36844
187294^ R C YULELondon Gazette supplement : 37104 , Dated 1945-05-29 , Download #37104

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date: 05 May 44 Aircraft: Wellington X JA512 Unit 104 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , Hungary
Details
SourceHenk Welting's Database
Aircrew details
Recorded in CWGC
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flying OfficerRobert AVERY (134532) Pilot Wellington JA512   1944-05-05104 Sqdn AIR27 HungaryBudapest War Cemetery
SergeantFrank Stanley FREEMAN (1270555) Air Gunner Wellington JA512   1944-05-05104 Sqdn AIR27 HungaryBudapest War Cemetery
SergeantWilliam Augustus JONES (1415869) Wireless Op Wellington JA512   1944-05-05104 Sqdn AIR27 HungaryBudapest War Cemetery
Flying OfficerRonald John SHAW (138298) Navigator Wellington JA512   1944-05-05104 Sqdn AIR27 HungaryBudapest War Cemetery
Flying OfficerHenry Osbert ZETLAND (87294) Wellington JA512   1944-05-05104 Sqdn AIR27 HungaryBudapest War Cemetery

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RAF air raid on Sofia, Bulgaria, on 29/30.3.1944Further to 104 Squadron raid on Sofia March 1944 incl Wellington X JA512 'E' (ZP post #8 above) This aircraft was shortly after lost, on another raid against Sofia, on the night of 4/5 May 1944, leading to an interesting detail for one of the regular crew... Present on several ops Mar, Apr, May (though not on the 28/29 Mar raid): the exiled Czech Air Gunner (Rear Gunner 104 Sqdn) Heinz Otto Ziegler aka "Henry Osbert Zetland" [I]Zetland [/I]was the nom-de-guerre of [B]Heinz Otto Ziegler[/B]. [I]CWGC as "Zetland":[/I] F/O Henry Osbert Zetland 87294 Air Gunner KIA 5 May 1944 (Collective Grave, Budapest) [url]https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2270577/HENRY%20OSBERT%20ZETLAND/[/url] and grave reg crew list + AG trade note [url]https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2270577/HENRY%20OSBERT%20ZETLAND/#&gid=1&pid=1[/url] [I] 104 Squadron as [I]Ziegler[/I]:[/I] [I]Record of Events [/I]Form 540 4 May [url]http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8385571[/url] records the full crew of F/O Avery & co, including one [I]F/O HO Ziegler[/I] as Rear Gunner Aircraft Wellington 'E' JA512 Missing. See also JA512 + crew ops in, eg, Mar, Apr 44 if not earlier... Also see: Marnham [I]Wild Mary - a Life of Mary Wesley [/I]p94 (nom de guerre), p100, p247 plus numerous bio passages, indexed. And brief bio, sourced: [url]https://military.wikia.org/wiki/Heinz_Otto_Ziegler[/url] See also "Zetland" in [I]Casualty db [/I]here with full coll Grave crew list [url]http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/details.php?qnum=50946[/url] and JA512 in [I]Aircraft Losses db [/I]here, full crew list incl the sole PoW survivor [url]http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=JA512[/url] Some online notes claim, incorrectly and without source, that Ziegler was a Pilot. He was a Flying Officer Air Gunner, as the Sqn record and CWGC Reg slip confirm. Heinz Otto Ziegler 1903-1944 His war service and family remembered still. ....Read More.Don Clark on 17th July 2021 02:43:10

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