Reactie van Terry Bathelor (Reg Day Memorial Museum, Dunsfold) (ontvangen op 26-8-19)

Hello Klaasje i have recieved a message from my contact in Holland and it reads

The following story i have from two dutch 320sqn WAGs about 15 years ago.Louis Bemet and Ed Hoenson.(Aircraft FW258 was on loan from another Dunsfold squadron flying with temp . marked as NO-C.Crew of FW258 NO-C (43-3693 Bouwma-Seelig-Melissen-Langendam. Take off at 2300Hrs Box of six kites mission Falais area in France,(fakkeldrager) Ops was flares/ target marking of Gerry airfield and rail yards.

They came under attack by flack over France, 1 was lost and 2 other damaged kites  managed to make it back to Dunsfold.

The unfortunate crew of FW258 was seen by WAG in slow right hand with flames around Bombay and in board starboard wing and went downover the area of Mexidon.Remains of all four crew where recovered in France later in the war and now lay in peace as brothers side by side in cemetary in the Netherlands..Row8 20- 21-22-23. Hope that helps. Regards Terry.