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    Default Dakota KG-449 lost over Belgium

    During Operatione Market Garden Dakota Mk III KG-449 from N° 575 Sqn was lost over Belgium.One off crewmembers was F/S Clark , who were the others and what happened with them ?

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    Alain,

    Crew escaped unhurt.

    Regards,

    Leendert

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    Leendert ,

    Thanks do you have any idea off the names off the crew ?

    Alain

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    Alain,

    I'll see what I can find out more. I saw the crash mentioned in one of the many Arnhem books, but can't remember exact details.

    Leendert

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    Hello Leendert ,

    Got this from Dennis Pesschier from Holland:
    KG449 575Squadron. 25-9-1944
    From “Green On” by Arie-Jan van Hees, page 30-307. ISBN. 90-806808-2-6
    Damaged by flak and machinegun fire over the drop zone.
    Crew:
    F/S Clark, pilot
    Sgt Garnett-Bottfield, co-pilot
    Sgt Seddon, navigator
    F/s Strickland, wireless operator
    The air despatchers of 800 Company RASC:
    Cpl Taylor
    Cpl Wright
    Dvr Irish
    Dvr Smith

    Force landed at Paal in Belgium. Driver Irish had a dislocated shoulder. They spent the night in the aircraft and walked to a Signals camp the following morning. Having survived the DZ and a crash landing, both Taylor and Smith received further injuries in a car accident on their way to B.56


    Greets Alain

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    Alain,

    That was the book!

    Leendert

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