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Ash, George Henry DFC (Flight Lieutenant)

Killed in Action 1944-November-27

Birth Date: 1914 (age 30)

Son of Annie E. Ash of St. Catharines, Ontario.

Home: St Catharines, Ontario

Decorations: DFC


Distinguished Service Cross
Service
RAF
Unit
161 Sqn- Squadron
Rank
Flight Lieutenant
Marshal
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
SergeantSGT
CorporalCPL
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Position
Air Gunner
Service Numbers
129520
161 Squadron. Hudson III aircraft T 9463 MA-L shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on operation FLECKNEY I to drop an agent in Germany. Flight Lieutenant GH Ash (RCAF), Flight Lieutenant FJJ Champion DFM (RAF), Flying Officer J Wedell (RAF) and Squadron Leader RE Wilkinson DFC(Neth) (RAF) were killed. Flight Lieutenant Champion (RAF) had previously served with 420 Sqn (RCAF). Addendum: The wreckage Hudson T9463 MA-L was found three miles north-east of Houffalize, near the south-east border of Belgium and Luxemburg. The crew were on their way home after dropping an agent near Armstadt to the south of Erfurt but a night fighter intercepted them. Detail provided by J.A. Galbraith, Ottawa, Ontario.

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Lockheed Hudson A-28 A-29 AT-18

Lockheed Hudson
Source National Air Force Museum of Canada.

The Lockheed Hudson was an American-built light bomber and coastal reconnaissance aircraft built initially for the Royal Air Force (RAF) shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War and primarily operated by the RAF thereafter. The Hudson served throughout the war, mainly with Coastal Command, but also in transport and training roles, as well as delivering agents into occupied France. They were also used extensively with the Royal Canadian Air Force's (RCAF) anti-submarine squadrons. National Air Force Museum of Canada.

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CASPIR Aircraft Groups:
RCAF On Strength (247), RCAF 400 Squadron (7), Canadian Aircraft Losses (245), Canadian Ferried (2)
last update: 2021-12-21 01:36:53

Hudson Mk. lll T9463

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Hudson # T9463 MA-L was found three miles north-east of Houffalize, near the south-east border of Belgium and Luxemburg. The crew were on their way home after dropping an agent near Armstadt to the south of Erfurt but a night fighter intercepted them. Detail provided by J.A. Galbraith, Ottawa, Ontario.

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