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1123751   Wireless Operator / Air Gunner Thomas Alexander Stuart Buchanan
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 166 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (British Air Force)
Died: 05/05/1943 (Killed in Action)
Age: 24
Summary      
Thomas Alexander Stuart Buchanan was the son of Thomas Alexander Osborne Buchanan and Ellen Elizabeth Howe Buchanan, of Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Thomas was born about 1919. Sgt Thomas Alexander Stuart Buchanan was with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve serving with the 166 Squadron. Sergeant Thomas Buchananís aircraft was shot down at approx 01.50 hrs on 5th May 1943, between Houten and Schalkwijk. All crew were killed and buried in Vlagtwedde.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Vlagtwedde General Cemetery
  Vlagtwedde, Groningen, 3
Grave Ref: Grave A-6-1
CWGC Casualty 2649635
Summary      
Vlagtwedde is 46 kilometres east of Assen and 16 kilometres south-south-east of Winschofen. The cemetery is in the north-eastern part of Vlagtwedde, about 100 metres north of the road to Baurtange. In the north-western part of the cemetery five airmen, one British and four belonging to the Royal Canadian Air Force, are buried.
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Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWII Dungannon
2 St Annes Church Of Ireland - WWII Dungannon
References and Links
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1 166 Squadron Memorial page Photo of Thomas Alexander Stuart Buchanan's headstone
2 Flickr Images Photo of Thomas Alexander Stuart Buchanan's headstone
3 Forum Discussion Detailed information on the loss of Thomas Buchanan's plane
4 Google Maps Speculated position where plane was shot down, between Houten and Schalkwijk,
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Thomas Alexander Stuart Buchanan's headstone can be purchased here.
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