“Admiral” Byrd’s burial place

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.

German soldiers were quick at the place.

The pilot was for a while buried at the border of that forest, he can remember a wooden cross with his flyercap on the top, later he is reburied at the Gendringen  Cemetery.

Footnote…

Comment from a reader…

Hello,
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

Regards
Karl Lusink
ARGA

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2 thoughts on ““Admiral” Byrd’s burial place

  1. Hello,
    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

    Regards
    Karl Lusink
    ARGA

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