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Crash site of Stirling BF530-OJ-B

cest raf squadron
Unit: 149 Squadron
Aircraft: Stirling
Code: BF530-OJ-B
Base: Lakenheath
Mission: Koln
Crew officer:P/O Curtis
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Vlaams Brabant)



Hodge was the only survivor of the crash escaped. His crew, Lakenheath party, was the F / Sgt George Arthur Cozens (pilot), Sgt Robert Froude Hathaway (co-pilot), Sgt Patrick Hodgkinson (mechanic), the P / off Lewis William Curtis (upper gunner), Sgt William John Williams (rear gunner), the F / Off Ernest George Redman (navigator who jumped, fate unknown). All are buried at the military cemetery Heverlee. The F / Off RCAF JJ Needham (alleged bomber died in the hospital, he is taken prisoner No. 1784 Luftlag 3).


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