Date Lost: 28/05/1942
Squadron Code: TR-G
Aircraft & Serial Number: Lockheed Hudson V - AM784
Flight/Mission Details:

Base: North Coates
Take off time ?
Op: Anti-shipping strike

Took off along with seven other aircraft of the squadron to attack a convoy off Schiermonnikoog and was shot down while running in. Sgt Schafer, a Rhodesian, is buried in Sage War Cemetery, F/Sgt Imeson, a Canadian from Leamington, Ontario, in Becklingen War Cemetery, Sgt Hann in Kiel War Cemetery, while Sgt Wilkinson is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. This was the crew's first operational sortie.



Crew Details:

All lost: view crew page


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