|No.24 Sqn. Hudson IIIA FH460 - 4-8-1944||Hello,
Whilst I have quite a bit on this incident, I would appreciate any further details that are available.
Hudson IIIA FH460
Flew into high ground at Coombe Hill, nr. Wendover, Bucks, in bad visibility.
Crew (Alpha order):
42308 F/L (Pilot) Robert William HARDCASTLE RAF +
362686 F/Sgt ( - ? - ) Leonard James REASON* RAF +
45256 F/L (Pilot) George Frederick ROBERTS* RAFVR +
136043 F/O (Pilot) Edward John SMITH RAFVR +
AUS406605 F/O (Nav.) Arthur Milford TINDALE RAAF +
541901 LAC ( - ? - ) Ronald Joseph WALTER RAF +
* Reason and Roberts, were "Old Haltonians".
This incident is not covered by Alan Storr. Tindale's (undigitised) A705 at the NAA, is incorrectly filed under service number 40665.
There is an excellent contemporary account of the incident, but it lacks the crew detail I need:
Corrections/additions, most welcome.
Col. ....Read More.||COL BRUGGY on 26th October 2011 12:38:05|
|No.24 Sqn. Hudson IIIA FH460 - 4-8-1944||Good Morning Col, from a soggy UK - I'll bet the sun is shining on your evening 'down under'.
Apologies for the tardy response. The crew of FH460 match the details I have in my records.
My comment about Halton 'numbers' arose because I don't know much about the allocations system in the 1920s. My father was on No: 13 Entry at Halton and his number began 56....
Of interest to 'Halton Watchers' is the title of: King Brat. The honour goes to the oldest surviving ex-Halton apprentice. The current incumbent - who is well over 100 - was on the entry before my old man and hence was a comtemporary of Roberts.
The other Colin ....Read More.||Oldduffer on 28th October 2011 01:27:46|