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: 144 Squadron Hampden (courtesy IWM)
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. Grave inscription reads: "He Was Beloved Of All That Knew Him For He Was A Precious Young Man Fit For God"
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. Grave inscription reads: "Never In The Field Of Human Conflict Was So Much Owed By So Many To So Few".
Sgt. Raymond James Stanley Jones. Bristol (Canford) Cemetery Sec Q. Grave 2922. Son of Harold J. Jones and Elsie Jones, of Horfield, Bristol, England. Grave inscription reads: "He Gave His Life That We May Live. Until We Meet Dear Son God Bless".
Researched for relatives of the crew we welcome any further information that you may have.