Hank Byrd was Admiral Byrd… This was how Wally called Hank Byrd.
Here is a picture of this pilot who disappeared after leaving formation.
Wally Dove collection
Someone had information on his burial place…
Hennie wrote back.
There is still an eyewitness alive of the crash, an 88 year-old man called Luycken, landowner , told me that the “Spitfire” crashed in the “Wilhelminabos” at Landfort.
Comment from a reader…
Hank Byrd took off from Petit Brogel at 13.30h 19 march 1945
Target: Fighter Sweep in the Rheine-Osnabrick area.
12 a/c of 403 Squadron, 5 early returns.
Source: ORB 403 Squadron