01/02.03.1941 No. 144 Squadron Hampden I R4394 F/O. Skinner
Date: 1/2nd March 1941 (Saturday/Sunday)
Unit: No. 144 Squadron
Type: Hampden I
Base: RAF Hemswell, Lincolnshire.
Location: Wainfleet, Lincolnshire
Pilot: F/O. D.H. Skinner Injured
Obs: Sgt. Frederick Edward Darnell 759296 RAFVR Age 20. Killed
W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. John Frederick Shutt 751644 RAFVR Age 26. Killed
W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. Raymond James Stanley Jones 553850 RAF Age 18. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Took off from R.A.F. Hemswell on an operation to Hannover.
The aircraft crashed at 22.15 hrs between Wainford Bank and Wainfleet All saints. No further details on this loss or the operation and welcome any further information.
Above left to right: Bristol (Canford) Cemetery, Hartlepool West View Cemetery, Hatfield Road Cemetery St. Albans
Sgt. Frederick Edward Darnell. Hatfield Road Cemetery St. Albans Sec M. Row G. Grave 19. Son of Wilfred George and Phyllis May Darnell, of St. Albans, England.
Sgt. John Frederick Shutt. Hartlepool West View Cemetery Sec 9. Cons. Row W. Grave 4. Son of Frederick and Jane Shutt, husband of Ada Mary Shutt, of West View, Hartlepool, England.
Sgt. Raymond James Stanley Jones. Bristol (Canford) Cemetery Sec Q. Grave 2922. Son of Harold J. Jones and Elsie Jones, of Horfield, Bristol, England.
Researched for relatives of the crew we welcome any further information that you may have.