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    F/O O'Brien Henry J S J/40218 414 Sqdn RCAF was killed on 29/11/1944 when he crashed his Spitfire MK-731.He is buried at the Hotton cemetery in Belgium. Does somebody knows were he crashed ?

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    Alain,

    I have Simmerath, not sure whether in Belgium or Germany

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    DaveW

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    Hi Dave,

    Thanks for the info

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    Hi ,

    Simmerath is only a few miles in to Germany near the Belgian border.

    Alain

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    Hi,

    Right. Some 65km E of Liege.

    Michal

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    Hi Alain,
    From "They shall grow not old": O'Brien, James Stuart F/O (P) J40218. From Outremont, Quebec. KIA Nov. 28/44 age 21. Nr 414 Sarnia Imperials Squadron. F/O O'Brien was killed when his Spitfire aircraft MK731 was hit by flak during a tactical photo reconnaissance of the Duren area of Germany. Flying Officer Pilot O'Brien is buried in teh War Cemetery Hotton, 'Luxembourg'???, Belgium.
    Hope this helps a bit.
    Groetjes
    Jempy

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    Thanks Jempy for the reply

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