Zammit, John Joseph
|Date of Death
|Next of Kin
|Son of Emanuel and Celestina Bottiche Zammit.
|Avro Lancaster III
|Brussels Town Cemetery
|X. 17. 29.
IBCC Memorial Information
|Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
|Country of Origin
|Kasteelbrakelsesteenweg 180, Lembeek, Vlaams-Brabant Province
|Inscribed composite panel on metal tablet
|Ter nagedachtenis van bemanning van de Britse Lancaster bommenwerper IX RAF Squadron heir neergestort op 22 maart 1944
|The American Graves Service removed Sgt. Zammit's body from Brussels Town Cemetery in March 1945 (at the same time they removed all the other American graves in the cemetery). They wrongly believed that, as an American citizen, he should be removed to one of their cemeteries. This mistake was later rectified and he was returned to Brussels Town Cemetery (via Heverlee War Cemetery) in July 1947.
|The family appear to be of Maltese origins and John's parents were married in Gibraltar. John himself was born in Gibraltar, although his accent was said to be Canadian/ American, so his country of origin is indistinct. His name appears on a commemorative tablet on the ground floor of Gibraltar's Parliament building and on the Gibraltar War Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire. He is therefore taken as being of Gibraltarian for the purposes of this record.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives
|Record of Events (Operational Record Book) AIR 27/128/6
|Summary of Events (Operational Record Book) AIR 27/128/5
Last Operation Information
|Night (3% moon)
|Reason for Loss
|Shot down at 23.10 by a night-fighter flown by Oblt. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer of vStab IV./NJG1 and crashed at Lembeek, south of Halle.