02.06.1944 No. 403 Squadron Spitfire IX MK742 Fl/Lt. John Hodgson
Operation: Ramrod 960.
Date: 2nd June 1944 (Friday)
Unit: 403 Squadron RCAF
Type: Spitfire IX
Code: KH - ?
Location: Herbecourt France
Pilot: Fl/Lt. John Hodgson J/5667 RCAF Age 22. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
One of two Spitfires lost on this Ramrod 960, Fl/Lt. Hodgson was tragically killed when his Spitfire IX MK742 suffered complete engine failure which may have been due to flak, crashing at Herbecourt near Amiens.
The second aircraft lost on this mission Spitfire IX MJ229 411 Squadron RCAF, flown by Fl/Lt. R.W. Orr was hit by flak, but he was able to bale out over the Channel and was rescued.
Fl/Lt. John Hodgson. St. Pierre Cemetery, Amiens. Plot 7. Row D. Grave 13. Son of John and Susanna Hodgson, husband of Doreen Lydia Hodgson, of Southgate, Middlesex, England.