Service Details
Name:
BOTHA
Given Name:
ADRIAAN JACOBUS
Initials:
A J
Service No:
47828
Rank:
Lieutenant
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Regiment:
South African Air Force
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Unit:
1 Sqdn.
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Date of Death:
1941-06-14
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Date of Birth:
1921-06-25
Age:
19
Cause of Death:
Killed in action, shot down by Bf109 from I/JG27 south of Bir Hacheim, in Hawker Hurricane Mk I #V7809. His wrecked aircraft was found 52km south of Bir Hacheim by the 7th Armoured Division Operation Battleaxe
Additional
Information:
Born 25th June 1921, Senekal, Orange Free State, South Africa. Lt. A. J Botha had only just became an Ace the day he died with five confirmed aerial victories when earlier he had shot down two Ju-87's
Commemoration
Country:
Egypt
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Cemetery:
ALAMEIN MEMORIAL
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Grave Reference:
Column 245.

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