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Hudson I N7216 shot down in the North Sea north east of
The aircraft belonged to RAF 224 Sqn Coastal Command and was coded QX-D.
T/O Leuchars. Op: Photo mission to Brunsbüttel / Wilhelmshafen.
North east of Helgoland N7216 was attacked by two Bf 109E fighters piloted by
Lt. Heinz Deuschle and Fw. Van Kück of 4./JG 77 and crashed into the sea at
07:50 hours. All on board died.
The body of Pilot F/O John R. Hollington Mid was
recovered from the sea on 27/11 to the west of Tammwarft, Pellworm and was laid
to rest at Husum. After the war the remains was transferred to Kiel War
On 17/11 the body of Pilot Sgt. Richard S. Pitts was found on the
beach between Klitmøller and Hanstholm and laid to rest in Klitmøller
cemetery on 19/11 1939. The parish minister Hans Skytte officiated at the
AC1 Graham Rout and AC1 Alexander Bathgate have no known graves and are
commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.
Sources: FAF, BK, CWGC, CCL ,”Die Jagdfliegerverbände der Deutschen Luftwaffe
1934-45” Struve Verlag.
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