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    Mikkel,
    See Bruno's message # 3: LJ943 "and the same crew"..................
    A more exact crash location for LJ943 on 21th Sep was north of "De Slop" Farm of Mr De Hartog at Zetten. Crew were initially buried at Zetten.
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    Thank you Henk, I have just received the service record of P/O Antoft from the Canadian archives and is, therefore, in the process of working on his profile for my website.

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    Mc Keesie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikkel Plannthin View Post
    Thank you Henk, I have just received the service record of P/O Antoft from the Canadian archives and is, therefore, in the process of working on his profile for my website.

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    In our book Royal Airforce at Arnhem there is a photograph of him in it

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    Philip
    Thank you. I'll try to get hold of the book then.

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    Gents
    I have updated my profile of F/O O H Antoft from the information supplied in this thread as well as a very substantial - and expensive since I had not anticipated the number of pages (= 402) - service record, cf.
    http://www.danishww2pilots.dk/profiles.php?alpha=a&id=11

    Regarding the 18/21 Sep 1944 LJ943 crew I like to point you to the information, that F/O H A Thornington, 143115 (Air Gunner) according to one of the surviving members of the crew was a RAF officer who "just came along for the trip and acted as co-pilot".

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    According to TSGNO, W/C G.E. Harrison, DFC, SS, C/O of 190 Squadron was also aboard Stirling LJ943. Can anyone confirm this ?

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    To be honest, I can't answer, however the grave plots suggest he may have been in another 190 Stirling:-

    Name: ANTOFT, OTTO HJALMAR. Initials: O H. Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Flying Officer (Nav./Bomber)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force. Unit Text: 190 (R.A.F.) Sqdn
    Age: 25. Date of Death: 21/09/1944. Service No: J/25114
    Additional information: Son of Otto Hugo and Asta Antoft, of Kentville, King's Co., Nova Scotia, Canada. M.A.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 4. D. 6-7. Cemetery: ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY

    Name: HERGER, ROBERT BLAIR. Initials: R B. Nationality: Canadian. Rank: Pilot Officer
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force. Unit Text: 190 (R.A.F.) Sqdn
    Age: 23. Date of Death: 21/09/1944. Service No: J/89135
    Additional information: Son of George Frederick and Vera Eleanor Herger, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 4. D. 6-7. Cemetery: ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY

    Name: WHITLOCK, LESLIE INNES. Initials: L I. Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Warrant Officer Class II (W.Op./Air Gnr.)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force. Unit Text: 190 (R.A.F.) Sqdn
    Age: 20. Date of Death: 21/09/1944. Service No: R/155222
    Additional information: Son of Cuthbert Lee Whitlock and Florence Mary Whitlock, of London, Ontario, Canada.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 4. D. 6-7. Cemetery: ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY

    Name: MacDONNELL, JOHN KENNETH. Initials: J K. Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Flying Officer (Air Bomber)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force. Unit Text: 190 (R.A.F.) Sqdn
    Age: 21. Date of Death: 21/09/1944. Service No: J/28491
    Additional information: Son of John Kenneth and Jean H. MacDonnell, of Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 4. D. 8. Cemetery: ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY

    Name: MACKAY, NEIL. Initials: N. Rank: Flying Officer (Nav.)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Unit Text: 190 Sqdn.
    Age: 35. Date of Death: 21/09/1944. Service No: 147128
    Additional information: Son of Thomas Mackay and of Jane Mackay (nee MacRae), of Thurso, Caithnessshire.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 4. D. 9. Cemetery: ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY

    Name: PERCY, ROBERT. Initials: R. Rank: Flight Sergeant (Flt. Engr.)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Unit Text: 190 Sqdn.
    Age: 25. Date of Death: 21/09/1944. Service No: 1077628
    Additional information: Son of William and Elizabeth Percy, of Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 4. D. 10. Cemetery: ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY

    Name: THORNINGTON, HAROLD ALBERT. Initials: H A. Rank: Flying Officer (Air Gnr.)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Unit Text: 190 Sqdn.
    Age: 34. Date of Death: 21/09/1944. Service No: 143115
    Additional information: Son of Henry Daniel and Florence Mary Thornington; husband of Joyce Edith Thornington, of Cheriton, Folkestone.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 4. D. 11. Cemetery: ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY

    Name: HARRISON, GRAEME ELLIOTT. Initials: G E. Rank: Wing Commander (Pilot)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force. Unit Text: R.A.F. 190 Sqdn.
    Age: 29. Date of Death: 21/09/1944. Service No: 37012. Awards: D F C
    Additional information: Silver Star (U.S.A.). Son of Leonard and E. Mary Harrison, of Rustington, Sussex; husband of C. Aline Harrison.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 4. D. 12. Cemetery: ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETER

    Name: SKINNER, NORMAN EDWARD. Initials: N E. Rank: Flight Lieutenant (W. Op.)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Unit Text: 190 Sqdn.
    Age: 32. Date of Death: 21/09/1944. Service No: 118084. Awards: D F C
    Additional information: Son of Isaac and Lillian Skinner, of Scarborough, Yorkshire; husband of Marjorie Emily Daisy Skinner, of Scarborough.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 4. D. 13. Cemetery: ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY

    Name: DE CORDOUE, Comte JACQUES FERNAND. Initials: J F. Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Pilot Officer (Air Gnr.)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force. Unit Text: 190 (R.A.F.) Sqdn
    Age: 29. Date of Death: 21/09/1944. Service No: J/92200
    Additional information: Son of Marquis Hugues de Cordoue and Marquise Marie Rose de Cordoue, of Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 4. D. 16. Cemetery: ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY
    LJ943 might have been a bit crowded with 2 Air Loaders plus Thornington on board.

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    W/C G E Harrison was the pilot of LJ982. This aircraft crashed in about the same spot as LJ943. Initially the bodies of the casualties were buried in the same grave.

    Following the German surrender a rather complicated process took place in trying to identify the bodies as the two aircraft were very damaged by fire. Among those difficult to identify initially were O H Antoft.

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    Hi Mikkel,

    Thanks! Both Antoft and Herger were part of Course No.10, Pennfield Ridge, NB (Canada).

    Regards,
    Christian

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