Date Lost: 25/03/1942
Squadron Code: ?
Aircraft & Serial Number: Lockheed Hudson V - ?
Flight/Mission Details:

Base; ?
Take off time: ?
Op: ?

S/L P Garrard DFC died on this day, it is unknown at this stage if it was as a result of air operations. There are no other casualties noted on this date.

Update May 2012:

Recently been contacted by Ian Robinson, a navigator with 59 Sqn during 1941. He has informed me that S/L Garrard & crew were one of the 18 (crews) reassigned to the Far East late 1941 - early 1942. Whilst in Sumatra, he had voluteered to replace on air gunner who had been taken ill on another crew, and had been injured. Sumatra fell to the Japanese whilst he was still hospitalized. It is unknown whether he died of his wounds or was killed by the Japanese.



Crew Details:



Source: C/C Losses - McNeill

During WWII, the RAF used three-letter codes to identify their aircraft from a distance. Two large letters were painted before the roundel, which signified the squadron to which the aircraft belonged, and another letter was painted after the roundel which indicated the individual aircraft. Aditionally, there was the individual serial number for each aircraft, which was painted in a much smaller size, usually somewhere at the rear of the aircraft: (more)

Codes used by RAF 59 Squadron:

PJ Sep 1938 - Sep 1939
TR Sep 1939 - Oct 1942
1 Aug 1943 - Jul 1944
WE Jul 1944 - Oct 1945
BY Oct 1945 - Jun 1946, Dec 1947 - Oct 1950