|Sgt Twitchen Beaufort N1146 Missing 10/9/40||Dear All,
I am reaserching the loss of Beaufighter L9797 that crashed into a row of houses in
Ashington on the 6th June 1940.
I think I have most of that story sorted now, however I am interested in a member of
the crew that survived, a Sgt Twitchen (590984). He was the Obs on when L9797
crashed, however I have been told by Ross that he was killed on the 10th September
1940 when Beaufighter N1146 went missing on ops to Bolougne. He is also listed
on the casualty dead of the RAF North Coates was memorial.
However, I am having problems finding him on the CWGC. Does this mean he was
something other than a member of the Commonwealth (Dutch/Norwegian?) or
have I not been looking properly.
I was also wondering why he would be the Observer in L9797 but the pilot
Any information would be great.
Johnnie ....Read More.||johnnie214 on 7th December 2007 03:22:44|
|Sgt Twitchen Beaufort N1146 Missing 10/9/40||Thanks for all of the replies. I was wondering if anybody could give me the entry
from Coastal Command Losses for Twitchen who was killed in N1146 on the
10th of September.
Johnnie ....Read More.||johnnie214 on 10th December 2007 09:33:17|
|Sgt Twitchen Beaufort N1146 Missing 10/9/40||Hi Johnny
From Coastal Command Losses Vol 1, Ross McNeill
Beaufort I, N1146,OA-R Op:Boulogne, t/o from Bircham Newton at 0130, last heard on W/T at 0240.
Sgt R D Gunn pilot
Sgt S G Twitchin Nav
Sgt J Murray W/op
Sgt C S F Beer A/G
Gunn is buried in Norfolk, Beer was recovered on Texel, Friesian Is, and is buried in Den Burg. The others were not recovered and are on the Runnymede Memorial
Dick ....Read More.||Dick on 10th December 2007 01:31:58|