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Harker, John Hammond (Sergeant)

Killed in Flying Accident 1942-February-10

Birth Date: 1915 (age 27)

Son of Richard Watson Harker and Elizabeth Harker, of Grassington

Husband of Muriel Harker, of Grassington

Home: Grassington, England

1 OTU- Operational Training Unit (RAF)
RAF Honeybourne
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
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
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Hudson Mk. lll V9127

Operational 1942-February-10 to 1942-February-10

1 (Coastal) (OT) OTU (RAF) RAF Honeybourne

#1(Coastal) Operational Training Unit, RAF Honeybourne, Worcestershire, England. Hudson III aircraft V 9127 on a training exercise, took off in good weather, but conditions changed during flight, such that the the crew was flying in poor visibility only twenty feet from the ground when the aircraft crashed into high ground at Brayspool, Ponterwyd, Cardiganshire, Wales, killing the entire crew

It is possible the aircraft was also struck by lightning when it flew through a period of hail and thunder shortly before the crash

Flight Sergeant GR Duncan (RCAF), Flying Officer DC Anderson (RAAF), Sergeant JH Harker (RAFVR) and Sergeant R Hodgson (RAFVR) were all killed in this flying accident

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Hudson V9127

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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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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. lll V9127

RAF Ferry Training Unit Hudson III aircraft #V 9127 was operating with the visibility only twenty feet from the ground when he crashed at Brayspool, Ponterwyd, Cardiganshire. Flying Officer D.C. Anderson (RAAF) and two RAF airmen were also killed.

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