Dedicated to the memory of Sgt Roy Prankett & the Crew of JA921,  lost on a mission to Leipzig, 19/2/1944

Also the story of the Memorial in the Dutch village of EEMNES and the subsequent short booklet written by a local historian - Jack van der Woude.

T/o 0023 Warboys. Crashed 0530 in the area known as the Zuidpolder SE of Eemes (Utrecht) and 8 km ESE of Bussum, Holland. Sgt Hughes, the son of the Red Richard Rhys Hughes of Llanllechild in Caernarvonshire, is named on panel 231 of the Runnymede Memorial. The other members of the crew are buried in Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery.
Crew of  JA921:
W/O    R. STANNERS RAF (aged 21)
Sgt.       E. HOPCRAFT RAF (aged 22)
Sgt.       H.W. HUGHES RAF (aged 29)
F/O      E.J.C. KRYSKOW  RCAF - the  sole survivor
Sgt.       R. PRANKETT RAF (aged 29)
Sgt.      A.C.G. MERCES RAF (aged 21)
P/O     T.J. BREWER RAF (aged 21)
 
All material for this page, with the exception of the grave photos, were donated by Paul Brown,  his nephew.

The grave photos were provided by Ron Berguis (Netherlands)

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prankett_small.jpg Portrait With Brother Grave Scene
Original Grave Marker Letter Home Letter 2
W/O R STANNERS Sgt. E HOPCRAFT Sgt. R. PRANKETT
Sgt. A.C.G. MERCES P/O T.J. BREWER Original Graves
Mission Summary Service Record Casualty Letter
News Clip News Clip 2 Memorial at EEMNES - Page 1
Memorial at EEMNES - Page 2 Memorial at EEMNES - Page 3 Memorial at EEMNES - Page 4
Memorial at EEMNES - Page 5 Booklet on the Crew of JA921 - Page 1 Booklet on the Crew of JA921 - Page 2
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