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Coulson, William George Allen (Squadron Leader)

Killed in Flying Accident 1940-August-15

Birth Date: 1902-December-09 (age 37)

Born: Ottawa Ontario

William Allen & Sarah Deborah Coulson

Home: Winnipeg, Manitoba (parents)

Service
RAF
Unit
1 (C) OTU- Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Base
RNAS Eastleigh
Rank
Squadron Leader
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
Pilot
Service Numbers
29237

Hudson Mk I T-9320 struck a balloon cable on take-off and crashed into a house on Nutbeem Road, Hampshire.

Killed includes Coulson: Sergeant John Barlow RAF KIA All Saints Churchyard, Fawley Old Portion. Row 2. Joint grave 3. Sergeant Douglas Borthwick Cowie RAF KIA All Saints Churchyard Fawley Old Portion. Row 2. Grave 5. Pilot Officer Albert Percival Davis RAF KIA All Saints Churchyard, Fawley Old Portion. Row 2. Grave 4. Sergeant Arthur Martin Froud RAF KIA All Saints Churchyard, Fawley Old Portion. Row 2. Grave 6. Flying Officer Roy Hoole Immelman RAF KIA All Saints Churchyard, Fawley Old Portion. Row 2. Joint grave 3. AC2 Alexander Taylor RAF KIA All Saints Churchyard, Fawley Old Portion. Row 2. Coll. grave 2. Pilot Officer Bernard Naylor Whittle RAF pilot KIA Manchester General Cemetery grave CG. 1976.

Mr. John Scott Whittaker, a representative of the Sperry Autogyro company, killed, as well as Mr. T Craig and Mrs. EMF Craig who were killed in the house. The balloon was being deployed due to an air raid alert, and the Hudson had been told not to take off

Squadron Leader Coulson had served in the RAF from 1929 to 1934, and then as a pilot with Imperial Airways until rejoining the RAF at the outbreak of the War. He is buried in Winnipeg (discussion page on Squadron Leader Coulson at www.rafcommands.com)

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Home
Google MapWinnipeg, Manitoba (parents)
Burial
Google MapElmwood Cemetery
Lot 121 Sec 13 Grave 2

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 (2), Canadian Aircraft Losses (245), Canadian Ferried (1)
last update: 2021-12-21 01:36:53

Hudson Mk. l T9320

#1 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit, RNAS Eastleigh, Hudson I aircraft #T 9320 struck a balloon cable on take-off and crashed into a house on Nutbeem Road, Hampshire

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