John.P. Gilliard, Sqn. Ldr.
Personal information
Age 24
Nationality British
Date / place of birth Unknown
Genealogy Son of Lionel Philip and May Gilliard. Husband of Cecilie Gilliard, Chingford, Essex, U.K.
Military information
Army Number 40819
Rank Sqn. Ldr.
Function Pilot
Platoon / Troop / Flight Unknown
Company / Squadron 190 Squadron RAF Station Fairford
Unit / Group 38 Group
Division / Transport / Command Transport Command
Regiment Royal Air Force
Decoration
Distinguished Flying Cross
Death information
Died when 19-9-1944
Died where Oosterbeek
Spot South west of the Bilderberg sports ground
Map reference Unknown
Burial location
Oosterbeek, War Cemetery, Netherlands
Grave number 4-B-1
Graves overview
Miscellaneous information
Personal notes

15.35 hours (NL-time). While dropping supplies to the airborne troops west of Arnhem, Stirling LJ939 (G5-'A) of 299 Squadron and piloted by Squadron Leader Gilliard was hit by flak. According to a report by one of the survivors the rear gunner and the two air despatchers were killed by flak. Sqn Ldr ordered his crew to bail out and five men exited the aircraft with their parachutes while Gilliard kept the aircraft in the air. Regrettably Squadron Leader Gilliard went down with the aircraft, either being to low to jump or trying to make a belly-landing. The aircraft crashed near the Bilderberg Sportspark.

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John.P. Gilliard, Sqn. Ldr.
Personal information
Age 24
Nationality British
Date / place of birth Unknown
Genealogy Son of Lionel Philip and May Gilliard. Husband of Cecilie Gilliard, Chingford, Essex, U.K.
Military information
Army Number 40819
Rank Sqn. Ldr.
Function Pilot
Platoon / Troop / Flight Unknown
Company / Squadron 190 Squadron RAF Station Fairford
Unit / Group 38 Group
Division / Transport / Command Transport Command
Regiment Royal Air Force
Decoration
Distinguished Flying Cross
Death information
Died when 19-9-1944
Died where Oosterbeek
Spot South west of the Bilderberg sports ground
Map reference Unknown
Burial location
Oosterbeek, War Cemetery, Netherlands
Grave number 4-B-1
Graves overview
Miscellaneous information
Personal notes

15.35 hours (NL-time). While dropping supplies to the airborne troops west of Arnhem, Stirling LJ939 (G5-'A) of 299 Squadron and piloted by Squadron Leader Gilliard was hit by flak. According to a report by one of the survivors the rear gunner and the two air despatchers were killed by flak. Sqn Ldr ordered his crew to bail out and five men exited the aircraft with their parachutes while Gilliard kept the aircraft in the air. Regrettably Squadron Leader Gilliard went down with the aircraft, either being to low to jump or trying to make a belly-landing. The aircraft crashed near the Bilderberg Sportspark.

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