Date Lost: 08/01/1942
Squadron Code: N/A
Aircraft & Serial Number: Lockheed Hudson III
Flight/Mission Details:

Base: N/A - Enroute to Sumatra - Far East
Take off time N/A
Op: Enroute to Sumatra - Far East

This crew were part of a contingent of 18, 59 Sqn a/c & crews reassigned to the Far East at the end of 1941 - early 1942. They were lost sometime after they departed Malta. There is no listing for Sgt. Williams as lost on this day, it's possible he survived...


Crew Details:


Sgt T.A. Stott
Sgt R.S. Jones (pilot)
Sgt Goldsmith
Sgt Williams

Source: Ian Robinson

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