In Memory Of

BOTHA, ADRIAAN JACOBUS

Service Details
Age:
19
Date of Birth:
1921-06-25
Service No:
47828
Rank:
Lieutenant
Unit:
1 Sqdn.
Regiment:
South African Air Force
Date of Death:
1941-06-14
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
Commemoration
Grave Reference:
Column 245.
Cemetery:
ALAMEIN MEMORIAL
Country:
Egypt
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