27.12.1944. No. 109 Squadron Mosquito XVI ML961 Fl/Lt. William M. Hodgson
Date: 27th December 1944 (Wednesday)
Unit: No. 109 Squadron
Type: Mosquito XV1
Base: RAF Staughton, Cambridgeshire
Location: Keent, Netherlands
Pilot: Fl/Lt. William McKellar Hodgson AFM. DFC. 129945 RAFVR Age 24. Killed
Nav: F/O. Alfred John Cork DFM. 168811 (1152931) RAFVR Age ? Survived
REASON FOR LOSS:
Taking off at 13:00 hrs from the pathfinder base at RAF Staughton.
It seems that the navigator baled out from the aircraft when behind allied lines and returned to RAF Staughton some 4 days later.
No further details as to why this aircraft was lost and would appreciate any further information as Claudio Meunier is currently researching Argentinian and South American RAF personnel for a future publication.
Fl/Lt. William McKellar Hodgson AFM. DFC. Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery. Grave XII.F.6. Son of Dr. Ernest Ralph Waterhouse Hodgson (bone specialist) and Mary Lees McKellar Hodgson, of Cardal, Florida, Uruguay.
Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this crew with thanks to Claudio G. Meunier Argentinian researcher for Aircrew Remembered.