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Crash site of Hudson AM701

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Unit: 407 Squadron
Aircraft: Hudson
Code: AM701
Mission: Dunkerque
Crew officer: P/O C.R. Foskett
Incident: No details about reasons of crash

Location: (Prov. West-Vlanderen)



On 6 September a Lockheed Hudson V of the 407 RCAF Squadron (hull code RR-) of the Fleet Air Arm (FAA) crashed in the Channel. The FAA units came under the Royal Air Force and were mainly squadrons that were on aircraft carriers and equipped with torpedo bombers. This twin-engined Hudson bomber (serial number AM701) had taken off that day from Bircham Newton (Norfolk).
The entire crew of the AM701 is killed; Canadian radio operator / gunner F / Sgt Benjamin Kohn washes ashore near Middelkerke. Before the war, he worked in a men's clothing store in Regina (Saskatchewan), but rumors of growing anti-Semitism in occupied Europe prompted him to join the Royal Air Force. It is not entirely clear how the other crew members fared; one crew member is buried in Dunkirk, while the two other airmen are still missing.

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