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The Pilots of 41 Squadron RAF, 1939-1945

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F/Lt Pinny

I am investigating the crash of this airman. Would like to know where his aircraft crashed? I found in the Fighter Command Book that it was near Eindhoven Holland however would like to have the exact location.
Thank you for any help!

Name PINNY, John Anthony Hurst
Number 1180017
Rank Flight Sergeant
Nationality British
Arrived 31 October 1941
Departed July 1942?
Decorations Czech Military Cross (1946)
Notes Commissioned July 1942; died 1 February 1945 (313 Czech Sqdn.), aged 24; son of Horace G. & Nellie M. Pinny of Wootton, Northants.; buried in Leopoldsburg War Cemetery, Belgium, Grave I. B. 13.

Location: USA

Re: F/Lt Pinny

Hi Peter

Hope the following is of help.

Pinny was hit by flak in Spit. IX, NH148, on Ramrod 1448, escorting 160 Lancasters to Mönchengladbach, Germany. He attempted to crash-land near Eersel, 35km SW of Eindhoven, but was killed, 1 February 1945.


Location: London

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