- John Sim McPhee was a son of John Sim McPhee
and Florence Margaret McPhee, of Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham.
He was the navigator of Mosquito LR-366. The
aircraft left Great Massingham airfield on a mission at Arnhem. It had
to attack German postion at Arnhem, like barracks. The aircraft was shot
down by flak, and crashed near the ferry over the river IJssel in Rheden
at about 13.25 hrs. Both McPhee and pilot Woodhouse were killed.
Woodhouse is buried in Rheden.
- According to the Roll of Honour published by
the Society of Friends of the Airborne Museum (Jan Hey 2011) McPhee's
body was found at the border of Dieren and Steenderen on 27 september
- According to information on the website www.stichting-mia.nl
the Mosquito was flying at decreasing altitude above Rheden. The engine
was not working properly and the aircraft was on fire. It nearly hit the
tower of the church, touched the roof of a house and then crashed into