58 Squadron

Discussion in 'The War In The Air' started by Llew, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. Llew

    Llew Junior Member

    1254701 Sgt (Pilot) Arthur William Cooper RAFVR 58 Squadron was killed in action on the 11th October 1941 aged 24.

    I've managed to find quite a lot of information on 58 squadron, and believe that Arthur would have been flying a Armstrong Whitworth Whitley bomber at the time. The only other information that I have is that the plane was shot down over the north sea returning from a bombing raid. 3 crew survived, Arthur was injured and died before rescue teams reached the area.

    Is there anyway of finding out where the squadron was returning from on the 11th and any other information that might be to hand?

    Any help or pointers would be greatly appreciated.

    Regards. Llew.
  2. AlanW

    AlanW Senior Member

    According to Chorley, Whitley Z9154, GE-T, on ops to Essen, shot down by Lt Moller of 6./JG 53, and crashed off Callantsoog, Holland. Only one of the crew survived.
    F/Sgt A.R. Robbins, killed.
    Sgt A.W. Cooper, killed.
    P/O D.S. McDonald, killed
    Sgt T.A.W. Hamilton, killed.
    Sgt W.H. Sproule, pow.
  3. Llew

    Llew Junior Member


    Many thanks for that, I didn't realise so much information was available.

    Regards. Llew.
  4. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Thought I'd place this information about SIDNEY PATRICK DANIELS, D.S.O., D.F.C. here:

    Sidney Patrick Daniels

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