76 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (British Air Force)
12/06/1943 (Killed in Action)
Andrew James Normandale Wilson was the son of Harry Pringle Wilson and Ruby Wilson. Andrew was born about 1921. On 12th June 1943 at 1.40am, a Halifax V of the 76 Squadron was shot down about four kilometres south of Bladel. Bladel is a small town in southern Holland, only three kilometres from the Belgian border. The pilot was Sergeant Andrew James Normandale Wilson who, with five other crew members, was killed. There was one survivor, the navigator, Sergeant Y E S Lobban. Sergeant Pilot Andrew James Normandale Wilson is buried in Eindhoven Woensel General Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, a few kilometres east of Bladel.
From the A2 s'Hertogenbosch to Eindhoven motorway merge and follow the signs for A58 CENTRUM / WOENSEL / HELMOND / TONGELRE and continue for approx 3.5kms. Turn right and follow direction A58 HELMOND and continue for approx 4kms. The road is now called JOHN F KENNEDYLAAN. Exit right (CWGC sign) at Europalaan / Orpheuslaan slip road. Turn right onto Europalaan (CWGC sign). After approx 200m turn left (CWGC sign) onto BAFFINLAAN. The cemetery can be found after approx 200m on the right within the local cemetery 'BEGRAAFPLAATS WOENSEL'