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Hudson V AM548
Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry
|Date of Crash || 13 Sep 41 ||Aircraft Name || Hudson V ||Serial Number || AM548 |
|Unit || 233 Sqdn ||Operating Airfield || ||Country || LWT|
|Aircrew details || |
|Source|| Henk Welting's Database|
National Archives AIR81
|Citation ||AIR81 Casualty File Description ||Link |
|AIR81/9055||Pilot Officer R O H Down, Flight Lieutenant R T R Cowper, Sergeant G W Barrowman, Sergeant R T Peat: prisoners of war; aircraft force landed near St Malo, France, Hudson AM548, 233 Squadron, 14 September 1941.||C16924897|
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|Hudson AM548 of 233 Sqn, lost 13-9-1941.||Hallo all,
Can anyone please tell me the names of all 4 crew on board Hudson AM548 of 233 Squadron when it failed to return to base on 13 September 1941 ?
Ross McNeill's otherwise comprehensive 'RAF COASTAL COMMAND LOSSES, Vol. 1 1939-1941' gives the pilot as P/O R.O.H. Down and the observer as F/O R.T.R. Cowper. Both became POWs, but there is no mention of the other two crewmen, nor are there any details of the circumstances of this loss. No Luftwaffe fighter claims for either 13 or 14 September 1941 on Tony Wood's website, so no clue there.
The main problem of course is the 233 Sqn. ORB (AIR 27/1431). For much of the 1940-1941 period the compiler for some inexplicable reason only records the names of the pilot and observer, but not the two Wop/AGs. Even if the aircraft was lost.
My interest in this incident is due to Roderick Cowper who was interned in Ireland from January to June 1941 before escaping and rejoining 233 Squadron.
Presumably all four became POWs, or were the other two rescued by Allied forces ? Is there a POW questionnaire number for either Down or Cowper at The National Archives ? Any information would be very welcome.
Martin Gleeson. ....Read More.||Martin Gleeson on 8th March 2011 07:30:44|