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    Default Hampden ae 424 lost on 5/11/1942

    Can anyone help with information regarding the above ?
    My mother's cousin was flying the plane when it was lost on 5th November 1942 on an operation described as anti-shipping.

    The plane was never recovered.

    His name was Pilot Office Lllewelyn Newton Evans .

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thank you
    john

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    Bomber Command Losses Vol.2 (1941) records:

    Hampden I AE424, 144 Sqn
    Op: Anti-shipping
    T/O North Luffenham
    Lost without trace.
    All crew commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

    The crew are given as:
    P/O L N Evans
    P/O H Walter
    Sgt T G Miskin
    Sgt G H S Bennett

    The squadron lost two more aircraft during the same operation, they both crashed in the sea off Terschelling after being hit by anti-aircraft fire. In both cases there were survivors, two from AD846 and one from AE253. It seems likely that AE424 may have suffered a similar fate, and with no survivors the exact circumstances would be unknown.
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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    Dear John
    The Hampden File by Harry Moyle lists
    AE424
    144 Sq
    5-6/11/41
    Presumed ditched after attack on convoy off Dutch Coast
    P/O L N Evans
    P/O H Walter
    Sgt T G Miskin
    Sgt G H S Bennett
    All Missing

    Bombing convoy

    Basically this is the same as the last posting. As you are probably new to all this are you aware that you can get hold of his service record (for a fee) from RAF Cranwell. Not a riveting document but it will tell you where he went and when, etc. The RAF Air Historical Branch may have other information but as all the crew were lost at sea it is going to be very limited.
    If you can get to the National Archives in Kew there is a chance that there could be more info in the Operations Record Book for 144 Squadron. Here is a chance someone here may already have the appropriate pages so it is worth asking.
    Happy hunting
    James

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    Further to James's post, details as to how to obtain a releative's service record can be found at http://www.veterans-uk.info/service_records/raf.html

    Brian

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