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Old 20th August 2012, 19:51
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Hudson Loss 23 Mar 42

Can anyone confirm a Hudson was lost to German fighters (7/JG 2) over France on this date?
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Old 20th August 2012, 21:29
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Re: Hudson Loss 23 Mar 42

Hi Chris

I have Hudson AM811 of No.407 Sqn out of Thorney Island as may have been shot down by Uffz W Reuschling of 7./JG2 at 14:20 hrs.

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Old 20th August 2012, 21:39
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Re: Hudson Loss 23 Mar 42

Hello Chris
From Tony Wood's files

23.03.42 Uffz. Willi Reuschling 7./JG 2 Hudson £ - 14.20 Film C. 2036/IIAnerk: Nr.59

Perhaps the Hudson in question escaped ?

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AM811, 407/233 - FTR - 23.3.42 (Lockheed Hudson by Andrew Hendrie.




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Old 21st August 2012, 10:21
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Re: Hudson Loss 23 Mar 42

Thanks both. A check of the CWGC site and I came to the same conclusion and yes, it would have been Uffz Willi 'Bill' Reuschling's kill. I have the crew as:

FS M D Gallagher, AC1 J W Hooper, FS E J F Paquette, FS E J Graham, FS R J Thompson, AC1 F W Palmer & LAC J J Price

Were they on a transfer flight back to Bircham Newton?

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Old 21st August 2012, 12:08
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Re: Hudson Loss 23 Mar 42

Hi Chris,

Tasked from Thorney island on a Nav Ex.

F1180 records 6 missing, my crew list omits Price but lists the other six names.

It was noted that the intended course would take the aircraft some distance out over the Channel.

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Old 21st August 2012, 12:13
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Re: Hudson Loss 23 Mar 42

For details of Price see post #9

http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...rmen-23-3-1942

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Re: Hudson Loss 23 Mar 42

Ross: I might be wrong about Price. Do you know who was the pilot/Captain? Suicidal carrying out such an exercise in daylight mid-Channel
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Re: Hudson Loss 23 Mar 42

F1180 confirms the ORB details of Sgt Thompson RCAF as captain.

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