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[RAF Elsham Wolds] [Local Crashes] [17 May 1942 59 Sqn]

17 May 1942 - 59 Squadron, RAF North Coates - Lockheed Hudson V – AM632 – P/O G McLean RAFVR – Duty Night flying exercise.

Location – In sea off Donna Nook.

Lockheed Hudson V North Coates

59 Squadron Lockheed Hudson V AM632 aircraft crashed when flaps failed during attempted landing. The bodies of two of the crew were recovered.

P/O Graeme McLean RAFVR - Pilot – 24 - 59 Sqn - Son of Hector Murray McLean and Mary McLean; husband of Helen Lavinia Freda McLean of City of London - North Cotes St Nicholas Churchyard, Lincolnshire.

F/S Donald C MacDonald RCAF – Observer – 59 Sqn - Runnymede Memorial

Sgt Ernest McDonald RAFVR - 20 - 59 Sqn - Son of Denis and Georgina McDonald, of Birkenhead, Cheshire – Runnymede Memorial

Sgt Thomas Snowdon Heron RAF - Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner – 32 – 59 Sqn - Son of Alexander Hay Heron and Margaret Heron; husband of Doris Clara Heron of Ilford, Essex, England. - North Cotes St Nicholas Churchyard, Lincolnshire.

McLean grave

McLean grave

Heron grave

Heron grave

Compiled by David Fell. Grave photos from my archive. Beaufort photo courtesy of WWP.

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