Service Details
Name:
COOPER
Given Name:
JOSEPH JOHN
Initials:
J J
Service No:
778188
Trade:
Flt. Engr.
Rank:
Sergeant
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Regiment:
Royal Air Force
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Unit:
106 Sqdn.
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Date of Death:
1942-07-27
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Age:
21
Cause of Death:
Killed in action, Lancaster R5748, took off on 26 July 1942 at 2330, a bombing raid over the city of Hamburg in Germany. The aircraft was shot down over Friesland by the German night fighter Lt. Lothar Linke, 11./NJG1, after that it crashed in Opeinde at 0205. In the crash, four crew members got killed
Additional
Information:
Son of Alfred John and Ann Frances Cooper, of Claremont, Cape Town, South Africa.
Commemoration
Country:
Netherlands
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Cemetery:
SMALLINGERLAND (OPEINDE) PROTESTANT CEMETERY
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Grave Reference:
Grave 3.

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