166 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (British Air Force)
05/05/1943 (Killed in Action)
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.
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.