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    Hello,

    below I've listed two Lockheed Hudson losses. I'm looking for the serials and codes!

    Many thanks in advance!

    29-30 May
    1942
    59 Sqn Coastal Command
    Lockheed Hudson TR-
    Op:
    W/C R H Niven DFC
    +, panel 64
    F/O D J Richards RAAF
    +, 7.F.2
    Sgt J Howarth
    +, grave 80
    P/O J J Reilly RCAF
    +, panel 101
    Crashed into the North Sea after a flying battle. F/O Richards is buried in Sage War Cemetery. Sgt Howarth rests in Schiermonnikoog Cemetery. The others are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

    415 Sqn Coastal Command
    Lockheed Hudson RR-
    Op:
    F/S A F Conway RCAF
    +, 4.A.3
    P/O M Edwards RCAF
    +, panel 100
    F/S J A McWilliams RCAF
    +, panel 105
    F/O D H Sargent RCAF
    +, panel 99
    Crashed into the North Sea. F/S Conway is buried in Sage War Cemetery. The others are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

    regards

    Steve

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    F/S Conway, P/O Sargent and others date of death is listed as 29 May 1942 at CWGC. 415 Squadron was operating Hampdens by then, flying their first Hampden torpedo operation on that very day, claiming one ship damaged in an attack on a convoy at 53-37N 05-45E. Flak was heavy, and AT236 failed to return. My notes show pilot of AT236 as P/O Sargent.

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    Details on Niven are available on an old rafcommands thread:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi?az=show_thread&om=5457&forum=DCForumID 6&archive=yes

    Henk posted this:

    Hudson AM842 shot down 30-5-1942 by ships flak.
    W/Cdr R.H. Niven - DFC - 37627 - Runnymede Panel (RP) 64
    F/O D.J. Richards - RAAF 403624 - Sage War Cemetery (Germany)
    Sgt J. Howarth - 553931 - buried Schiermonnikoog (body washed ashore 22-6-1942 near pole 16)
    P/O J.J. Reilly - RCAF J/6970 - RP101

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    Hi Steve,

    TR-S AM842

    Hampden GX-R AT236

    Regards
    Ross

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    Gentlemen,

    once again I have to thank for your kindness and help!

    regards

    Steve

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    Steve,
    Holmes has AT236 as 'crashed in sea off Vlieland; cause not known; probably flak. He, too, records Sargent as the pilot. AT236 was the first Hampden torpedo bomber to be lost on ops, he says.

    Errol

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    Yes, it's very sad Errol!

    In a few weeks I'll visit Sage War Cemetery. If somebody is interested in getting photos then feel free to email me.

    regards

    Steve

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