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Archive Report: Allied Forces

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RAF Crest
22.09.1941 OADU Wellington II Z8335 Sgt. Ronald B. Hewitt

Operation: Delivery flight

Date: 22nd September 1941 (Monday)

Unit: OADU (Overseas Air Delivery Unit)

Type: Wellington II

Serial: Z8335

Code: Not issued

Base: RAF Hartwell

Location: Not known - Mediterranean Sea

Pilot: Sgt. Ronald Bateman Hewitt 758021 RAFVR Age 20. Missing - believed killed

Pilot: Sgt. John Charles Edwards-Cross 924110 RAFVR Age ? Missing - believed killed

Pilot: Sgt. Arthur John Brian Hallett 1178180 RAFVR Age 19. Missing - believed killed

Obs: Sgt. Allen Francis Warner Moraes 1375253 RAFVR Age ? Missing - believed killed

W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. Elmer John Mutton R/54110 RCAF Age 24. Missing - believed killed

Air/Gnr: Sgt. Albert Richard Powell R/58183 RCAF Age 22. Missing - believed killed

(note - roles for these crew members to be confirmed - are you able to assist?)


On an overseas air delivery flight from RAF Hartwell, England via Luqa to Egypt when it disappeared and presumed lost at sea.

No further information and we welcome any further information on this loss - full credits placed.

Above: Sgt. Arthur Hallett 3rd from right - are you able to identify any of the others? (courtesy John McGuckian)

From the same unit on this day a Wellington II Flown by 23 year old, P/O. Robert Andrew McConnochie 66573 RAFVR from Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, killed during a flight to Gibraltar - crashed near Abingdon, England - all 6 crew lost their lives after port engine failure.

Burial details:

Sgt. Ronald Bateman Hewitt. Runnymede Memorial. Panel 45. Son of Harold Preston Hewitt and Ethel Mary Hewitt and husband of Alice Dorothy Hewitt, of Beckenham, Kent, England.

Sgt. John Charles Edwards-Cross. Runnymede Memorial. Panel 42. Next of kin details not available - are you able to assist?

Sgt. Arthur John Brian Hallett. Runnymede Memorial. Panel 44. Son of Brian Maurice and Edith Marie Hallett, of West Malvern, Worcestershire, England.

Sgt. Allen Francis Warner Moraes. Runnymede Memorial. Panel 48. ext of kin details not available - are you able to assist?

Sgt. Elmer John Mutton. Runnymede Memorial. Panel 61. Son of the Revd. Herbert H. Mutton and Ruby Mabel Mutton, of Napanee, Ontario, Canada.

Sgt. Albert Richard Powell. Runnymede Memorial. Panel 61. Son of Herbert William and Jane Powell, of Vancouver, British Columbia. Canada.

Page placed for John McGuckian, relative of Sgt. Arthur Hallett. For further details our thanks to the following sources:

KTY - 29.12.2017

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