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    Default Hudson 251 Sqn Loss 28 Oct 44

    Does anyone have the full crew list ? as I only have the pilots name.
    The a/c was piloted by Flt Lt Ed Ashbury.

    Your Sincerely,

    Andrew Bird

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    Hi Andrey,

    just want to correct you - according to CWGC

    F/Lt ASHBURY EDWIN LUSK J/13089 (RCAF) was killed with 521 Sqdn.

    the rest of crew can be also find on the CWGC:

    F/O CAMPBELL, ALASTAIR WILLIAM - http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=1083931
    F/O LEGG WILLIAM THOMAS EASTERBROOK - http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=1803282
    F/O MAYSON JOHN - http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=1076649
    W/O SWINSON FRANCIS HENRY - http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=1808312

    Pavel
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    Fg Off A W Campbell was the Meteorological Air Observer (MAO) aged 25. The 521 Sqn Hudson IIIa (FK759) took off from Docking at 0001Z (8 Oct 44) on a special Met Recce flight to near Stavanger prior to a possible attack on a German convoy thought likely to be in the area, and FTR - very probably lost near 57.3N 05.0E. We have been unable to confirm any Luftwaffe activity in connection with this loss and therefore - currently - catastrophic airframe failure (and/or engine failure that deprived the a/c transmitter of 'juice') seems to be the most likely cause. The weather in the area was known to be poor - thus the reason for the flight!! Campbell was the Sqn MAO Leader. The mission must have been important! We are writing a Book Of Remembrance to go with the newly re-dedicated RoH for Met Office personnel. Any further info on this flight will be very welcomed.
    HTH
    Peter Davies (49% of the Met Team!!)

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    Peter,
    You for sure mean to say take-off 28-10-1944 (in lieu of 8-10-1944). BTW AB has as loss date "23"-10-1944.
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    Henk.

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    Henk,
    You are precisely correct! My typo. Your eagle eyes have obviously not been affected by whatever the Medics have been doing to the rest of you!!!!!!!!
    Rgds
    Peter

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