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    Default F/Sgt Griffiths McGlynn 643757

    The above WOp/AG from 206 Squadron Coastal Command was lost on a raid to Bremen on 26 June 1942 and was interred at Hamburg.

    I believe that units from Coastal Command were commandeered to make it the third one thousand plane raid that night.

    Coastal Command Wellingtons and Hudsons were involved. Where did they take off from and does anybody know the aircraft McGlynn was serving aboard and what happened to the rest of the crew - prisoner/injured/killed?

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    Malcolm Macdonald

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    Hi,

    AM606

    Took off from Donna Nook

    S/L C N Crook DFC
    P/O J C Watson RCAF
    F/Sgt G McGlynn
    F/Sgt R A W Hubbard
    W/C H D Cooke

    All killed in the crash.

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    Ross
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    Extract from 'Naught Escapes Us' The Story of No.206 Squadron RAF. - Gunn.

    "Towards the end of June twelve Hudson's of the Squadron were detached to North Coats (Donna Nook) for co-operation with Bomber Command to participate in the next 1,000 bomber raid , this time on Breman. In total 1,067 aircraft took part including a sizable force of 102 aircraft from Coastal Command"

    The Hudson's of 206 Squadron took off from Donna Nook, a satellite of North Coats on the night of the 25 June.

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    Hi Malcolm,
    Here's what I've on file:
    Hudson AM606 (coded VX-S) of 206 Sqn took off Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, 23.10h for a raid on Bremen. Shot down by a night fighter the Hudson came down into the North Sea at about 01.32h N of the Dutch Wadden Islands. Killed in te accident:
    W/Cdr (Pilot) Humphrey D. COOKE - 37062 - buried Hamburg War Cem. was recovered by fishermen from the sandbank Süderoog 21-8-1942 and first buried Alte Kirche (Old Church) Pellworm Island.
    S/Ldr (Pilot) Cyril N. CROOK - DFC - 44550 - buried Kiel War Cem. recovered from the sea by fishermen and first buried Neuer Friedhof (New Cemetery) at Büsum.
    P/O (Obs) James C. WATSON - RCAF J/7213 - buried Hamburg War Cem. was recovered from the sea 12-7-1942 and first buried Pellworm Island.
    F/Sgt (WOp/Ag) Robert A.W. HUBBARD - 755733 - buried Kiel War Cem. was recovered from the sea by fishermen 3-7-1942 and first buried at Büsum.
    F/Sgt (WOp/Ag) Griffiths McGLYNN - 543757 - buried Hamburg War Cem. was recovered from a sand bank near Noderhever and first buried Pellworm Island.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Ross & Peter

    If you lads had been ASR in the war then nobody would have got wet with the speed of rescue!

    Much appreciated.

    Malcolm Macdonald

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    Thank also Henk

    The detail you have provided is incredible. I continue to be astounded by the records and memories of site users.

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    Malcolm

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