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    Default Full name of F/S H.V. Cutts, Stirling LJ501

    F/S H.V. Cutts was taken prisoner when his Stirling LJ501 of 149 Squadron went down off Zeebrugge on 1 June 1944.
    Who has his full name?

    Sadly, the other six crewmembers were killed (one buried in Holland, two in Belgium, three commemorated at Runnymede).

    A gentleman in the Brugge (Bruges) area has a propellor in his garage that may belong to this particular Stirling. It was once found at/near Zeebrugge.
    Also, a picture exists showing the remains of what looks like the cockpit section of a Stirling, with at least three propellors strewn around.
    Picture apparently taken on the beach a few hundred metres south of the Zeebrugge pier.

    As far as I know, no other RAF four-engined bombers crashed in the Zeebrugge area

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    Pushed on the "enter" button too soon.

    All info welcome, thanks.

    Regards,

    Leendert

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    Default Full name of F/S H.V. Cutts, Stirling LJ501

    Hi Leendert,

    According to the excellent list , made by Ross, on this website there was only 1 RAF member with the name Cutts who became pow. With his service nr (175928) we found his full name in the The London Gazette as Verdon Harold Cutts.

    Best regards from another side of Belgium

    Luc

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    Luc,

    Thanks for the info.
    I hope to receive a photo scan of the prop and wreckage soon that may answer some further questions.

    Groet,

    Leendert

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