Hi, I am new to the forum and am trying to gather as much information about my 2nd cousin as possible. This is the information I have so far:- James Johnson Sharrock - Glider Pilot - Died during Operation Market Garden Jim flew in No 6 Flight of 'C' Squadron. Chalk No.320 320 was a Hamilcar glider which was amongst a batch assigned to carry 'D' & 'P' Troops of the 1st Air-landing Anti-Tank Batteries. Flew from Tarrant Rushton towed by Halifaxes of either 298 or 644 Squadrons. Troops of these batteries were equipped with 17-pounder guns & Morris Tow Trucks. A heavy load for a 21 year old. We know Jim is mentioned in the Roll of honour but he doesn't have any burial details. My mother remembers being told that he was shot down and I am hoping to establish if that is correct and if so when and where. This may seem a bit of a challenge I know but as the Glider Pilots Motto says Nothing is Impossible. I just hope that with your help that that will be true. Regards, JJS. I am not sure that I have posted this in the correct place! If not apologies and could you please redirect me UPDATE From the 298 Squadron Records at the National Archives the Glider Raid report in the ORB shows that Jim and S/Sgt Waring were in a Hamilcar (Chalk 320) which landed safely on LZ Z. They were towed by a Halifax piloted by Squadron Leader Imber and their load was a 17 pounder gun. S.Sgt Waring is reported as having survived Arnhem. Jim was reported missing on the 22nd September 1944, five day after landing. I am now hoping to trace anyone who may have and be willing or able to share any personal memory of Jim. I have been given some lovely snippets from someone who interviewed a man that was billeted with Jim and I have been able to share those with my mother and her cousins who remember Jim as a young boy. I would particularly like to find out if anyone has any memory of Jim on the ground after landing to try to establish when and where he may have died in the hope that one day we may be able to find out where he may be buried - The impossible dream, maybe! - But, He who dares wins and Nothing Is Impossible! My sincere thanks to all those that have given their time, energy and expertise to date and I am still hopeful that with your help we could uncover more information and give Jim the place in our family history that he deserves. Those within the family that knew him and that have learned about his story through my research are immensely proud and humbled that he was one of our own. We want to do our utmost to ensure that his memory lives on in the younger generations of the family and those yet to come. JJS.