12.05.1940 No. 105 Squadron Fairey Battle K9485 P/O. Hurst
Operation: St. Hubert.
Date: 12th May 1940 (Sunday)
Unit: No.105 Squadron
Type: Fairey Battle I
Code: GB - ?
Location: Hauters-le-Christ, Bouillon, Luxembourg
Pilot: P/O. Tom Hurst 33388 RAF Age 22. Killed
Nav: Sgt. William John Anning 525720 RAF Age. 26.Killed
W/Op/Air/Gnr: L.A.C. Clifford Ronald Wells 551357 RAF Age 19 Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Taking off at 14.30 from Villeneuve-les-Vertus to attack St.Hubert. This aircraft is believed to have been hit by ground fire sand crashing at Hauters-le-Christ during the attack on a bridge near where they were buried at Bouillon at 15.05 hrs.
The wreckage of Battle I K9485 on a hill side near Bouillon, Luxembourg
P/O. Tom Hurst. Bouillon Communal Cemetery, Luxembourg. Son of Edgar James Hurst, M.A., and Elizabeth Hurst, of Purley, Surrey, England. Awarded King's Gold Medal, R.A.F. College, Cranwell. 1938.
Sgt. William John Anning. Bouillon Communal Cemetery, Luxembourg. Husband of Vera Jessie Anning, of Heavitree, Exeter, England.
L.A.C. Clifford Ronald Wells. Bouillon Communal Cemetery, Luxembourg. Son of William Albert and Harriet Holloway Wells, of Reading, Berkshire, England.
Researched for relatives of the crew with thanks for additional information to Peter Cornwell - 'Battle of France Then and Now', The Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses' Vol. 1.