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    Default Crewmembers from RAF 48 sqn buried in Norway

    On the allied war cemetery at Sola church, near Stavanger there is two war graves with death date 07.01.42. Name of the persons is P.O William Anderton and Sgt Robert Bird Kinnel from RAF 48 Sqdnthat was crew on a Hudson. Is there anyone that have information about this crew? Where did they chrash or was they shot down? I am interested in information about this crew and their fate.

    On the night of 7 january 1942, the german airbase at Sola was bombed by allied forces with good result but these aircrafts were Whitleys from 58 an 77 Sqn

    Best regards
    Tor ědemotland
    Norway

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    Default Crewmembers from RAF 48 sqn buried in Norway

    Hello Tor,

    07 January 1942

    48 Sqn Hudson V AE652 OY-

    Op: Shipping Strike
    Base: Wick
    Time: 01:12

    P/O W Anderton 68163 + (buried Sola Churchyard, Norway)
    P/O D C Hunter 68178 +
    Sgt R B Kinnell 634857 + (buried Sola Churchyard, Norway)
    Sgt R N Whatley 751364 +

    Failed to return from a mission off Bergen, Norway. Both Sgt Kinnell and P/O Anderton rest in Sola Churchyard, Norway, while P/O Hunter and Sgt Whatley are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

    Source: Coastal Command Losses by Ross McNeill

    Regards

    Finn Buch

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