Crash Site Dakota KG428
(Netherlands, the - Guelders - Arnhem)
On 19 september 1944 Dakota KG428 of 48 Squadron was hit by flak over supply dropping point V (Warnsborn). Shortly after that, both engines stopped, but the plane didnít catch fire. Pilot P/O Christie attempted an emergency landing in a field close to the Otterloseweg. The aircraft slided over the Deelen Branch Line and stopped. Christie was hit in the shoulder by a rifle bullet.
The crew escaped without serious injuries:
Pilot Officer V.B. Christie (pilot)
Flight Sergeant F.E. Fuller (co-pilot)
Warrant Officer A.P. Anderson (navigator)
Warrant officer.A. Fulmore (wireless operator)
The Air despatchers were all injured:
Corporal R.C. Balloch (broken arm)
Lance Corporal R. Bradley and Driver R. Ollerton were bruised
Driver W.H. Thompson was wounded in the groin.
The despatchers were taken POW. Thompson however died shortly afterwards. He is still listed as missing. Anderson and Fulmore also became POW. Christie en Fuller Made it back to England with help of the resistance.
- Text: Arjan Vrieze
- Photos: Arjan Vrieze
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- Arnhem War Museum '40-'45
- Historical collection Van Heutsz Regiment
- Exposition Glider Collection Wolfheze
Point of interest
- Plaque Executed Civilians Bakkerstraat 64
- September 1944 Memorial in West-Arnhem
- War Memorial Hartenstein