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Bratherton, Wilfred (Civilian Radio Officer)

Killed in Flying Accident 1941-July-25

Birth Date: 1917 (age 24)

Born: British Columbia, Canada

Son of Wilfred and Mary (nee Cole) Bratherton, of New Westminster, British Columbia

Home: New Westminster, British Columbia

ODAF- Overseas Air Delivery Flight (RAF)
Dorval, Quebec
Wireless Operator
Service Numbers

Hudson Mk. V (long range) AE640

Ferry Flight 1941-July-25 to 1941-July-25

OADF () Ferry Command (RAF) Dorval, Quebec

Overseas Aircraft Delivery Flight, RAF Ferry Command, Dorval, Quebec. Hudson V aircraft AE 640 on a flight out of Gander, Newfoundland to Prestwick, Scotland struck high ground in poor weather conditions with rain and low cloud and crashed on the south-east side of the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland

Pilot, Flight Lieutenant KF Arnold (RAF)(Can), Navigator Sergeant P Keast (RAFVR) and Canadian civilian Radio Officer W Bratherton Civilian Technical Corps (CTC)

The Hudson had been intended for use by RAF Coastal Command 217 Squadron (Woe to the Unwary) based at St Eval, Cornwall

Ocean Bridge, The History of RAF Ferry Command by Carl A Christie pages 246, 309, 354n86

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General OADF Hudson AE640 Fl/Lt. Arnold, California USA, accident, RAF St. Eval

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Hudson AE640

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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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General Harold A Skaarup Web Page

Kestrek Publications Hudon - Kestrel Publications

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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. V (long range) AE640

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