HE530 Wellington X HD-
  
4th May 1943
             
Pilot Bomb Aimer Navigator Wireless Operator Air Gunner  
             
  Sgt L F James Sgt R L Lutton Sgt R E Dolby Sgt J R Baxter Sgt F G Latham  
  RAAF - P.o.W. RAAF - P.o.W. RAAF - P.o.W. P.o.W. RAAF  
           
             
   
             
             
  Take Off :- 22:33   Base :- RAF Leconfield Mission :- Dortmund
          Modern overlay view of the target area
             
  Details :- HE530 was attacked by a night fighter , with the starboard engine damaged and lost, fire in the bomb bay and in the rear of the aircraft, the controls were also jammed so the order to bale out was given. HE530 crashed at 00:58 10km East South East of Meppel, Holland. Sgt Latham's body being found near the wreckage.  
             
  596 aircraft detailed to attack, 31 aircraft lost and a further 7 crashed due to bad weather in the UK.  
             
  Sgt Latham lies in De Wijk General Cemetery.  
     
  Sgt James - PoW number is 1140 after evading capture until 9th May 1943, he was in camps L1/L6/L4/357.
  Sgt Lutton - PoW number is 1146, he was in camps L1/L6/L4.
  Sgt Dolby - PoW number is 1125 after evading capture until 9th May 1943, he was in camps L1/L6/L4.
  Sgt Baxter - PoW number is 1117, he was in camps L1/L6/L4.
             
 
             
 

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