HE471 Wellington X HD-
  
30th January 1943
             
Pilot Bomb Aimer Navigator Wireless Operator Air Gunner  
             
  Sgt L F Axby Sgt D Durham Sgt J H A Beath Sgt W Jackson P/O T G Watson  
    RNZAF        
   
             
   
             
             
  Take Off :- 11:14   Base :- RAF Leconfield Mission :- Emden
             
  Details :- HE471 was presumed lost over the sea.  
             
  36 aircraft detailed to bomb various targets in Germany with the loss of 4 Wellington's including HE397 and HE471 both 466 aircraft.  
             
  Four are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.  
     
  Sgt Beath lies in Esbjerg (Fovrfelt) Cemetery, having being found on Mando Island on 25th February 1943.
   
  It is possible that HE471 was shot down by a fighter from JG1, either Hptm Egon Falkensammer or Uffz Hanel.
             
  Picture of P/O T.G. Watson kindly donated by Geoff Watson  
  Picture of Sgt L F Axby kindly donated by John Axby  
             
 

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