Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum logo

Thomson, Graeme Hamilton (Pilot Officer)

Killed in Flying Accident 1942-December-06

Birth Date: 1920 (age 22)

Son of Thomas and Marion Oliver Thomson, of Edinburgh

Home: Edinburgh, Scotland

Service
RAFVR
Unit
45 Group (RAF)
Base
Gander, Newfoundland
Rank
Pilot Officer
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
Navigator
Service Numbers
125886

Hudson MK Vl FK690

Ferry Flight 1942-December-06 to 1942-December-06

() Ferry Command (RAF) Gander, Newfoundland

RAF Ferry Command, Gander, Newfoundland. Hudson aircraft FK 690 crashed and caught fire just after taking off from the aerodrome for a trans-Atlantic flight, killing the entire crew. The cause of the crash was undetermined

Pilot Officer RG Burrows (RAAF), Sergeant EF Fazel (RAAF), Sergeant DP Simmons (RAFVR) and Pilot Officer GH Thomson (RAFVR) were all killed in this flying accident

Ocean Bridge, The History of RAF Ferry Command by Carl A Christie page 316

General [Royal Air Force Serial and Image Database]...

General Aviation Safety Network

General Microsoft Word - rep crashr...docx

This incident involved multiple aircraft:

  1. Hudson MK Vl Serial: FK690
  2. Hudson MK Vl Serial: FK690

All the aircraft in the above list are referenced in this report.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Find-A-Grave.com Finadagrave.com

Home
Google MapEdinburgh, Scotland
Burial
Google MapCWG Cemetery
Plot 3 Row 1 Grade 5

Hudson FK690

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.

YouTube Hudson

Wkikpedia Wikipedia Hudson

General Harold A Skaarup Web Page

Kestrek Publications Hudon - Kestrel Publications

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 Vl FK690

Hudson s/n FK 690 crashed one minute after take off from Gander and caught fire. All four crew killed.
1942-December-06 Accident: RAF Ferry COMMAND Loc: Gander Newfoundland Names: Burrows | Fazel | Simmons | Thomson
1942-December-06 Accident: RAF Ferry COMMAND Loc: Names: Burrows | Fazel | Simmons | Thomson

© Canadian Warplane Heritage 2024

To search on any page:
PC — Ctrl-F
Mac — ⌘-F
Mobile — or …