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    Default Hudson crash, Solway Firth, November 14th 1941?

    Hello everyone

    I'm after an ID for Hudson V that crashed in the Solway Firth on November 14th 1941.

    In his book "Air Crashes in the Lake District", Michael Hurst gives the serial as AM536, and lists the casualties as:
    Sgt J A Stark 1365119
    Sgt F Prine 961793
    Sgt J M Holson 953386
    A quick look at the CWGC site gives slightly different details for the last two:
    Sgt F Prime 961793
    Sgt J W Watson 953386

    As for the serial, I see from an old post on here:
    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?4867-Hudson-AM536-233-Squadron.
    that 'Hudson AM536 of No.233 Squadron ditched off Gibraltar on 19 April 1942', so I'm guessing AM536 isn't the correct serial for the Solway Firth crash! ASN (aviation-safety.net) also gives the serial for the loss in November 1941 as AM536 and states the aircraft was written off.

    Can anyone offer a correct serial?

    Many thanks.

    Simon

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    AM534

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?4061-Unaccounted-airmen-14-11-1941/page2

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    Thanks for the serial number Ross.

    There's no mention of Stookes in the "Air Crashes in the Lake District" book at all, so thanks for adding his name to the crew. Are Stark, Prime and Watson also correct?

    Regards

    Simon

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    Hello Simon

    You could try contacting the Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum at http://www.dumfriesaviationmuseum.com/ and go to "Contacts" to see what details they have.

    Nick Wotherspoon's book North-West Aircraft Wrecks has 14/11/41 Solway Firth Crashed into Sea Sgt J A Stark.

    John Alexander Stark, aged 20 is at:- http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2455684/STARK,%20JOHN%20ALEXANDER on 14/11/1941 and his death was registered at Wigton according to the General Register Office Index, in the matching Year Quarter of 1941.

    Mark
    Last edited by Mark Hood; 26th August 2012 at 00:14. Reason: Wigton in the GRO

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