In the night of 21/22 May 1944 Lancaster ND819 took off from Downham Market airfield on a bombing mission to Duisburg.
It would not return to base as it was shot down above Luijkgestel, Brabant and crashed at Boscheind 133.
Of the seven crew members , the Pilot and Flight Engineer survived. The Navigator Sgt Rowlands was killed and lies buried at Nederweert, grave 3.A.4
Bomb aimer Flight Sergeant Rumbles and Wireless Operator Flight Sergeant Making are buried at Woensel/Eindhoven Cemetery graves KK.51 and KK.52.
The Canadian born Air Gunner Sergeant Jepson lies buried at Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, grve 16.B.10, original also buried at Woensel/Eindhoven Cemetery, grave KK.53
This leaves the Rear Gunner Warrant Officer Geoffrey Arthur Douglas Mould.
Strange enough his name and correct army number is on the burial list which mentioned all members and also noted Lancaster toestel (plane) Luykgestel, him being buried in grave KK.54
This is also confirmed by the Red Cross in April 1946.
It is then also strange that the unknown Airman at Woensel/Eindhoven hasn't been named as being WO Mould as he his body was taken from the crashlocation and also identified and buried as such, which could only mean that this information was not available to the Grave Registration Unit and there was not exhumation report for this unknown. This case could easily be solved by a DNA sample!.
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Philip Reinders, 2016