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    Hello,
    I am researching our local war dead.
    Does anyone know what happened to:
    COBB, Arthur Kenneth Sgt. 1184403 RAFVR, 407 (RCAF) Sqn. d. 08.02.1942, aged 31. Son of Henry W. and Bertha Cobb; husband of Florence Cobb, of York. com. Runnymede Panel 80 (cwgc)
    The Squadron was flying Lockheed Hudson V Maritime Patrol Aircraft from RAF North Coates, Lincs
    No mention in the 407 Sqn history.
    Thanks for any help.

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    Cobb was WAG on Hudson AM617, 'A' of 407 Squadron. Failed to return from a Rover patrol off Frisian Islands.
    Other crew members were J4324 P/O J.R. McCulloch (pilot), 748710 F/S N.N. Palmer (2nd pilot), 751286 Sgt L.J. Hodson (WAG). ....... (the crew) had taken off before dawn on the 8th to intercept a convoy reported moving southwards from Terschelling. They did not return and because of the necessity of maintaining wireless silence, there was no report of what had befallen them. One of the other crews reported seeing some flak and light ground fire near the coast, directed at another aircraft; possibly it was Jack MCulloch's Hudson which had inadvertently come in low over the coastal defences. Sgt Hodson had been in the first group of ten WAGs posted to the unit.

    From 407 SQUADRON HISTORY (ed. Procter)

    Ian Macdonald
    Last edited by Ian M Macdonald; 2nd December 2009 at 23:33. Reason: spelling

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    Thanks, Ian - just what I needed to know.

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