Remembering Today 24/10/42 Sergeant:A.J.V.Hunt,405489,Royal New Zealand Air Force 207 Sqdn

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    HUNT, ALBERT JOHN VICTOR
    Rank:
    Sergeant
    Service No:
    405489
    Date of Death:
    24/10/1942
    Age:
    24
    Regiment/Service:
    Royal New Zealand Air Force
    207 Sqdn.
    Panel Reference:
    Panel 117.
    Memorial:
    RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
    Additional Information:
    Son of Albert Edward Hunt and of Rosa Elizabeth Hunt (nee Coulson), of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.Casualty Details
     
  2. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Details of the above loss....

    24 October 1942

    207 Squadron
    Lancaster I W4121 EM-B
    Op. Milan

    Took of from Langer at 1241 hours. Crashed in the sea off Blainville sur Mer France and some 30km south east of Jersey in the Channel Islands.

    Crew

    F/S. L R. Wright +
    Sgt. W. Bell +
    F/S. S D G. Roberts +
    Sgt. A J V. Hunt RNZAF +
    Sgt. L H. Bell +
    F/S. J F. McCallum RCAF +
    Sgt. W C. Colwill RCAF +
    F/S. D K. Potter +
    Sgt. W G. Woodhouse +

    Source - RAF Bomber Command Losses Vol.3 - W R. Chorley.

    During the course of 1942 RAF Bomber Command visited Milan on 3 occasions. 159 aircraft were dispatched with 121 attacking the target (Industry). 80 tons of HE along with 123 tons of incendiaries were dropped. 9 aircraft were missing or lost.
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2016
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