HZ257 Wellington X HD-
  
21st May 1943
             
Pilot Bomb Aimer Navigator Wireless Operator Air Gunner  
             
  F/Sgt E T Horner Sgt A F Lane F/Sgt A D M Ross F/Sgt O P Morton F/Sgt T J Brassel  
  RAAF   RAAF RAAF RAAF  
   
             
   
             
             
  Take Off :- 22:10   Base :- RAF Leconfield Mission :- Mining mission to Schiermonnikoog
             
  Details :- HZ257 was lost without trace.  
             
  104 aircraft detailed for mining in the Frisians and River Gironde with the loss of 4 aircraft.  
     
  All the crew are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.  
     
  A body recovered on a sandbank at Blauortsand, West North West of Busum on 29th June 1943 is believed to be that of F/Sgt Brassel, a local burial took place but no formal identification was made.
             
   Photo of F/Sgt E T Horner kindly donated by his daughter-in-law Evelyn Horner  
  Photo of F/Sgt O P Morton kindly donated by his niece Patricia Nalder  
   Photo of F/Sgt T J Brassel kindly donated by his nephew P J Brassel  
   
             
 

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