- John McKenzie Anderson was a son of James and Elizabeth Anderson of
- According to the Roll
of Honour published by the Society of Friends of the Airborne Museum
(Jan Hey 1999) Anderson was killed in a glider crash, together with 5
other men (James Chassels Brooks, Harold
Highton, Edwin H. Lascelles, John R. Swann, Alexander Tisshaw, Jesse
Bosley and J.W.R. Harris. The men were given a field burial in a field between
Opheusden and Dodewaard, about two kilometers north of the river Waal,
seven kilometers southwest of Randwijk.
- The Horsa (chalk 5003) was hit in a flak barrage some 8 kilometers
south of the intended Landing Zone. It crashed 1 kilometer south of the
railway station of Opheusden, along the road to Dodewaard. Horsa 5003
was towed by Stirling LJ-633 of 295th Squadron. Both aircraft had left
England aroung 12.15 from Harwell Airfield. The Stirling returned at the
airfield around 16.30.
- According to an eyewitness the Horsa was hit by flak around 14.15.
The tail of the plane was completely shot off and the plane came
straight down in a field. It crashed partly in a ditch. The men inside
the glider were buried the next day.
- I guess the crashsite was near nowadays highway A15.