Staff Sergeant John E P Naden

24 Sep 1944

John Ernest Peat Naden was the son of Thomas and Alice Naden, of Hyde, Cheshire. He enlisted in the Lancashire Fusiliers and volunteered for airborne forces.

Staff Sergeant Naden was Mentioned in Despatches, the citation reading "Staff Sergeant Naden has taken part in 3 airborne operations, including Arnhem in September 1944. On each occasion he has displayed great skill and courage in getting his glider down and his load into action. He was killed in action on 26 September 1944". Published 11 April 1946.

S/Sgt Naden successfully completed his Glider Pilot training and was posted to E Squadron, 2nd Wing, 16 Flight, The Glider Pilot Regiment, and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).

S/Sgt Naden was killed in action on 24/26 September 1944, aged 27, and was given a field burial at the junction of the road and a field, in the Bothaweg – Oranjeweg area, Oosterbeek. He was re-interred to Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery on 28 August 1945.

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By Rod Gibson

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