Author Topic: Lockheed Hudson (T9324) fatal crash landing, Isle of Sheppey, 17 May 1941  (Read 28 times)

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In the early hours of the morning, on return from a night patrol on 17 May 1941, the pilot of Lockheed Hudson I T9324, of No. 206 Squadron RAF, lost control of his aircraft in cloud, over the Thames Estuary. One report says that he attempted to make a forced landing on a beach on the Isle of Sheppey but crashed at sea off the island's northern coast, between Minster and Shoeburyness. Another says that he force landed on the beach but collided with a boom in the course of doing so. Of the crew of five, three were killed (one report says drowned) - P/O Lesley Ernest Henry Cooper (pilot), P/O Raymond John Teale (pilot) and Sgt. Arthur Gordon Knight (radio operator) - and two survived with injuries - Sgt. G. R. Brown and Sgt. A. M. Pearce. Presumably the Hudson either was lost at sea, and not recovered, or was damaged beyond repair and struck off charge.

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Re: Lockheed Hudson (T9324) fatal crash landing, Isle of Sheppey, 17 May 1941
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2024, 17:48:26 pm »
Lesley Ernest Henry Cooper
Buried Wellingborough.
Service No 84676
206 Sqn
Military Base Bircham Newton, Norfolk
Coastal Command
“Crashed in Forced Landing on the Isle of Sheppey After Becoming Lost During A Pirate Patrol, 2 of the Crew Survived”

Probate:- of 185 Northampton Rd, Wellingborough. Died 17.11.1941 at Sheerness. Admin to Vera Doreen Cooper, widow Effects £1815.10.02


Raymond John Teale  no info


Arthur Gordon Knight
Buried Prestatyn  Flintshire
Born 1921
Service No 639451
206 Sqn
Military Base Bircham Newton, Norfolk
Coastal Command
“Crashed in Forced Landing on the Isle of Sheppey After Becoming Lost During A Pirate Patrol, 2 of the Crew Survived”