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    Default Hudson lost by 269 Sqn RAF on 11 February 1942

    Hello,

    On 11 February 1942 the Hudson "I" of 269 Sqn RAF (Sgts (?) Cheatley & Mayes plus two others) failed to return from convoy escort to his base of Kaldadarnes, Iceland. A SOS signal was heard. No trace was found of the aircraft and his crew.

    Crew (all lost):
    Flight Sergeant George Johnston Cheatley
    Flight Sergeant Godfrey Middleton James Mayes
    Flight Sergeant Francis Ernest Daking
    Sergeant Tom Parkinson

    I would like to know the subtype and serial of the Hudson, and if possible the crew positions of the four airmen lost (or at least the pilot's name).

    Thanks in advance

    Laurent

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    Hello,

    No.269 Sqn Hudson III V9054, ditched SW of Iceland 11-2-1942.

    Col.

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    Laurent:

    This is not very helpful but I see the 269 Sqn web site that might have included the answer you need is no longer online - it was apparently on a BT Web Hosting service that is no longer supported. Shame - it had a good chronological narrative.

    Poking around the web, I found this reference to Daking's medals: http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/royal-air-force-269-squadron-rafvr-270170131

    Robert
    Last edited by robstitt; 12th February 2013 at 05:45. Reason: Medals ref added

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    Rob,

    Never fear, "Archive.is", is there:

    http://archive.is/www.oca.269squadron.btinternet.co.uk

    It doesn't help with this query.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 12th February 2013 at 05:48.

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    Thanks Col for your answer

    Robert, I should have included my sources, as they are exactly what you and Col have found. My original database entry was made from the 269 Sqn chronology when it was still online. Before posting here I had allready done several Google queries, including using the crew names, and found the worthpoint link. But thanks anyway

    Best regards

    Laurent

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    Thanks, Col. I see that at least some of the pages are there.

    Robert

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