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Hudson I N7266
Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry
|Date of Crash || 27 Oct 40 ||Aircraft Name || Hudson I ||Serial Number || N7266 |
|Unit || 224 Sqdn ||Operating Airfield || ||Country || UK|
|Aircrew details || |
|Source|| Henk Welting's Database|
National Archives AIR81
|Citation ||AIR81 Casualty File Description ||Link |
|AIR81/972||Sergeant W Steele: injured; Hudson N7266 crash landed because of anti-aircraft fire, 21 June 1940.||C14502423|
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|Hudson crew for N7249 224 Sqdn lost 23-04-1940||[QUOTE=Keith Bryers;86479]I too had the a/c as N7249 per Air-Britain RAF 'N-Serials' as well as Andrew Hendrie's book 'Lockheed Hudson in WWII' (Airlife, 1999); Hendrie lists N7290 as serving with 220 Sqn and being lost through spinning into a house in Middlesborough on 8 November 1939.
I had LAC Ness listed as a survivor of N7249 and possibly a PoW but I haven't noted the source of that info.
P/O Webb was killed when the aircraft was shot down. My father was an AG on board and was one of two rescued by locals and he returned on HMS Galatea, he was never a POW - had he been, I would have never been born as he met my mother 4 months later in St Andrews (Near Leuchars). The details from his logbook are as follows:-
19/4/40 14.30 Hudson N7266 Sgt Webb N.S.P. Battle Flight
20/4/40 11.10 Hudson N7283 Sgt Cargill N.S.P. Battle Flight
23/4/40 09.35 Hudson N7249 P/O Webb Leuchars to Wick B.F.
23/4/40 13.05 Hudson N7290 P/O Webb Moral support to troops at Andalsnes. At 16.20 Aircraft struck by Pom-Pom at Andalsnes – Aircraft burning – Bailed out at 2,000ft - Shot at by Norwegian troops in mistake for German Paratroopers. Landed in Fjord – Picked up by 2 Norwegians Brought to Rosyth in H.M.S. Galatea. Bombed on way back by German aircraft. Pilot killed. Flying Time 4.15hrs
As you can see, the aircraft changed from the morning to the afternoon. He was always a bit precise and I find it hard to believe that he would have put down an incorrect aircraft number especially in view of the fact that the log is signed by his CO. An excellent article by Andy Saunders covers the days events in great detail.
Ken ....Read More.||cainnech on 4th April 2013 04:58:31|