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    Default AM701 6/09/1942 Hudson V 407 Squadron

    Hi !

    Hudson V AM701 of 407 Squadron was shot down during a mission to Dunkirk.

    The following details regarding the crew are known to me :
    Kohn Benjamin Leo R/79806 RCAF F/Sgt. (W.Op.) +
    Born on 16/12/1916
    Washed ashore at Middelkerke grave : Middelkerke
    Wilkes James Edward J/9185 RCAF P/O. +
    Born on 29/03/1914
    Grave : Dunkirk plot 2 row 3 grave 43
    Coutts Benson Arnold Wilson R/77992 RCAF F/Sgt. +
    Born on 6/12/1919
    Mentioned on the Runnymede Memorial panel 103

    Was this the entire crew or was there a 4th crewmember ?

    Other details about this plane and crew are highly appreciated !

    Best regards from Belgium

    Luc

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    Hi Luc,

    Crew of AM701

    P/O J E Wilkes RCAF
    P/O C R Foskett RCAF
    Sgt B A W Coutts RCAF
    Sgt B L Kohn RCAF

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    Default AM701 6/09/1942 Hudson V 407 Squadron

    Hi Ross,

    Many thanks for your very fast reply !

    P/O.C.R. Foskett was born on 23/12/1912 and is also still missing. He is mentioned on the Runnymede Memorial panel 100.

    Best regards from tropical Belgium.

    Luc

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    From my notes, the aircraft was coded "RR*V" at some point, not sure if it carried this code when lost.

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    Default AM701 6/09/1942 Hudson V 407 Squadron

    Hi Bill,

    Many thanks for your reply !

    The code was unknown to me.
    It is always very difficult to have a confirmation of a code at the moment of the crash of the aircraft in question.

    Best regards from the other side of the Atlantic ocean,

    Luc

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