John Thomas Hadley was the husband of T. Hadley, of Forest Gate, Essex. He enlisted in the Royal Army Service Corps and volunteered for Airborne forces.
Driver Hadley successfully completed his Despatcher training and was posted to 253 (Airborne) Divisional Composite Company, Royal Army Service Corps, and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).
Dvr Hadley was killed in action on 20 September 1944, aged 25. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Groesbeek Memorial to the missing.
RAF 620 Sqn., Stirling LK-127, base Fairford. The aircraft crashed due to Flak, and was partially submerged in a marshy meadow alongside Polderstraat at Heteren at about 18.00 h. Of the 8 crew members two survived and escaped with the help of the resistance. (Roll of Honour, 5th revised edition, 2011).
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