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    Default Hudson VI FK492 - 13-8-1944

    Hello,

    On 13-8-1944, Hudson VI FK492 of the Aden Communication Unit, swung on take-off at Asmara, Eritrea, East Africa. The aircraft was destroyed by fire. Can someone tell me if this incident is mentioned in Colin Cummings', "Though Without Anger"?

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    Col.

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    No it isn't

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    Hi Amrit,

    Thanks for the look-up.

    In that case, I will post what I have:

    13-8-1944
    Aden Communication Unit.
    Hudson VI FK492

    Aircraft swung on take-off, Asmara (23 SP), Eritrea 1200 hrs. Undercarriage collapsed, causing the aircraft to veer off the runway and burst into to flames. All crew and passengers were injured to varying degrees. The pilot, F/O Peel, sustained severe burns rescueing passengers.

    Crew:

    52175 F/O (Pilot) Hugh Wallace PEEL RAF - Injured (Severe burns - SSQ)
    AUS410583 F/O (Nav./B) Donald WILLERSDORF RAAF - Slightly injured
    1310247 Cpl (W.Op.) L T GREEN - Sl. injured

    Passengers (Leave personnel):

    128603 F/Lt Richard Anthony HENDRIE RAFVR - Injured (SSQ)
    1210111 Sgt J C WESTLEY - Sl. injured
    1335177 Sgt M R BATCHELOR - Sl. injured
    646622 Sgt D W RAIN - Sl. injured
    1334201 Sgt E WILLIAMS - Injured (SSQ)
    113274 Capt Arthur WORTHINGTON R.A.,Aden - Injured (SSQ)
    149983 Major Christopher George TUDOR-POLE A.P.L.,Aden. - Sl. injured
    - ? - Wren Anne Rose DOWNIE WRNS - Injured (SSQ)
    1436869 AC1 W STANNEY - Injured (SSQ)
    548347 LAC B X PARSONS - Sl. injured

    Corrections/additions welcomed.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 7th May 2011 at 08:02. Reason: Amendment per Amrit.

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    Just to add a bit of background to the passengers, it appears Tudor-Pole was an officer in the Aden Protectorate Levy. It would, possibly, explain why there are no more LG entries after his initial commissioning in 1940

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    Amrit,

    That 1940 LG entry is where I obtained Tudor-Pole's christian names. I thought it odd that there were no further entries for the rest of the war, but put it down to the quirkiness of the LG at the moment.

    I really should have appended A.P.L.,Aden to Tudor-Pole's entry, and RA,Aden to Worthington's (Will now do so). The info was available in an attached document to the 765(C). Pressure of business!

    Thanks for that.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 7th May 2011 at 06:47.

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