Denis Breading  

Servicenumber : T/14264139
Rank : Driver
Regiment : Royal Army Service Corps
Unit : 253 (Airborne) Composite Company
Date of Death : 19-09-1944
Age : 21
Grave : Plot 22. Row B. Grave 8.
Denis Breading was a son of George Bonner Breading and Mabel Breading. He was married to Pamela Margret Gwendoline Breading of Chelmsford, Essex.
According to the Roll of Honour published by the Society of Friends of the Airborne Museum (Jan Hey 1999 and 2011) Breading was on board of Stirling LJ-939. On 19 september LJ-939 left Fairford airfield on a resupply-mission around 1300hrs. The plane was hit by two Flak shells which severed the controles and the aircraft crashed southwest of the Bilderberg sports grounds (north of the Bilderberg Hotel) at Oosterbeek.
The authors of the book The Royal Air Force at Arnhem (Luuk Buist, Philip Reinders and Geert Maassen, 2005) wrote about the crash on page 148. According to them the two air despatchers, Denis Breading and Frederick Taylor, were killed by flak in the aircraft.
The casualties were buried near the aircraft. Of the five survivors three returned when 1st Airborne Division was evacuated. 
Picture: 28-09-2014
A token
Of love and remembrance
To one I shall never forget
His loving wife Pam
 
Sources: Website CWGC, Roll of Honour, Operation Market Garden then and now (volume 2) and The Royal Air Force at Arnhem. 

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