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Hudson I N7319
Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry
|Date of Crash || 03 May 40 ||Aircraft Name || Hudson I ||Serial Number || N7319 |
|Unit || 206 Sqdn ||Operating Airfield || ||Country || UK|
|Aircrew details || |
|Source|| Henk Welting's Database|
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|Citation ||AIR81 Casualty File Description ||Link |
|AIR81/190||Leading Aircraftman E Townend: report of death. Pilot Officer R T Kean and Sergeant E A Deverill: injured. Aircraftman 2nd Class D Mannion: uninjured; Hudson N7319 attacked by enemy aircraft whilst on an operational flight; the undercarriage collapsed on landing due to damage, 3 May 1940.||C14142015|
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|S/L Ernest Alfred DEVERILL (45546)||Andy,
He was with 206 Squadron, Coastal Command. The 206 Sqn. ORB is not very helpful in that there is no reference to any awards in the July or August 1940 F.540. However it would appear that he received his DFM for an action on 3 May 1940 when his Hudson N7319 was attacked by Bf 109s. Deverill was the observer while 41295 P/O Raymond Thomas Kean was the pilot. It is noteworthy that Kean was gazetted for the DFC on the same day. If the full citation could be found I suspect it would prove to be a joint award. Both were wounded or injured in the subsequent crash -landing. A third crew member (LAC E. Townend) was killed in action while the fourth (A.C. Mannion) apparently was unhurt but received no recognition.
See Ross McNeill's 'RAF COASTAL COMMAND LOSSES', Vol. 1 for more details.
Martin. ....Read More.||Martin Gleeson on 7th December 2012 04:03:00|