Date Lost: 17/01/1942
Squadron Code: ?
Aircraft & Serial Number: Lockheed Hudson V - ?
Flight/Mission Details:

Base; ?
Take off time: ?
Op: ?

Between 18th Dec 1941 and March 1942, the Squadron was non operational whilst new crews were being trained up to replace those who had left to fly the units old Hudsons to the Far East. Of these 18 aircraft, only 7 made it to Sumatra. source

As there are no details available for this aircraft & crew loss at this stage, it is possible that they were one of these 18 crews. So far I have only been able to source one confirmed loss - AW Story & Crew

Update March 2012: Squadron ORB notes: 16.1.1942: P/O L.E COOK, P/O A.C.ARGENT & crew were reported missing on flight to MALTA.

It would appear that they were part of the contingent on their way to Sumatra...

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