Re: DOWSON, Roy F/Sgt 1549235.
Wellington XIII HZ883
Airborne Grottaglie, 0031, 24 August. Detailed to carry out a night offensive shipping recce in North Adriatic, alternative target was Parenzo. No wireless messages were received from the aircraft and it did not respond to W/T from base. HZ883 failed to return from the mission.
591703 W/O (Capt./Pilot) Frederick Peter William BRAY RAF +
1623386 Sgt (2nd Pilot) John SUTCLIFFE RAFVR +
AUS410670 W/O (Nav.) Clifton Lawrence HUGHES RAAF +
1397235 Sgt (W.Op./Air) Eric James COTTRIDGE RAFVR +
1493877 Sgt (W.Op./Air) Leslie RUDD RAFVR +
1549235 F/Sgt (W.Op./Air) Roy DOWSON RAFVR +
All commemorated on the Malta Memorial.