Sergeant Edwin J Bushell RAF

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  1. Hello,
    Just wondering if anyone had anymore information on sergeant Edwin James Bushell.
    Service number:751221
    Squadron 144
    He was KIA on 1st November 1940, had an RAF memorial plaque at Englefield Green and a family grave at hollybrook cemetery, Southampton.

    Many thanks
    Bradley Walker
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Edwin James Bushell
    BIRTH 29 MAY 1916 • Southampton, Hampshire
    DEATH 1 NOV 1940

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1916-2007
    Name: Edwin J Bushell
    Registration Date: Jul 1916
    [Aug 1916]
    [Sep 1916]
    Registration Quarter: Jul-Aug-Sep
    Registration District: Southampton
    Inferred County: Hampshire
    Mother's Maiden Name: Hooper
    Volume Number: 2c
    Page Number: 97

    1939 England and Wales Register
    Name: Edwin J Bushell
    Gender: Male
    Marital Status: Single
    Birth Date: 29 May 1916
    Residence Year: 1939
    Address: 73
    Residence Place: Southampton, Hampshire, England
    Occupation: Royal Air Force
    Line Number: 42
    Schedule Number: 376
    Sub Schedule Number: 3
    Enumeration District: ECUG
    Borough: Southampton
    Registration district: 99/3
    Inferred Father:
    William Bushell
    Inferred Mother:
    Ada Bushell
    Household Members Age
    William Bushell 61
    Ada Bushell 59
    Edwin J Bushell 23
    Harold C Bushell 19

    Sergeant E J BUSHELL (751221), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve) [Royal Air Force WW2 Casualty ]
    Sergeant E J Bushell: missing believed killed; failed to return from operational flight over Germany, Hampden X3047, 144 Squadron, 1 November 1940.

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  3. Thank you very much for this. A lot of this information I already have, however thanks a lot for finding out where he was when he died. I knew it had something to do with Germany, however I wasn't 100% sure, now I am.
  4. CL1

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

    from my photo collection he is on the Runnymede Memorial so no body found.

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  5. Thank you for this. He was unfortunately KIA
    His name is also on his parents grave in Southampton
  6. CL1

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

    Hello Bradley yes he was and the other crew are also on the Runnymede Memorial

  7. Hi Clive,
    I don't suppose you would know where I could find a photo? I've tried the BNA, but unfortunately I dont have a subscription.

    Many thanks
  8. CL1

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

    Hopefully Bradley another forum member with a subscription might see this thread and do a lookup

  9. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    The op was to Berlin but included targets of Gelsenkirchen and Madgeburg, Low Country and French airfields.

    Of the 81 aircraft despatched for the night's operation, two FTR, both Hampdens from No 144 Squadron lost without trace from the force detailed to bomb Berlin.
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  10. Thanks for this
  11. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    From 'RAF Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War. Vol 1 - W R. Chorley.....

    Friday - Saturday 1-2 November 1940.
    A medium force of close on 90 aircraft raided aerodromes in the Occupied Countries as well as visiting targets in Germany, including Berlin. A gardening operation was also undertaken.

    144 Squadron
    Hampden 1 X3047 PL-

    The aircraft took of from Hemswell.

    P/O. G. Morgan + Runnymede Memorial Panel 9
    Sgt. D A. Jenner + Runnymede Memorial Panel 16
    Sgt. P D. Adams + Runnymede Memorial Panel 11
    Sgt. E J. Bushell + Runnymede Memorial Panel 12
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