Failed to Return
Lancaster NG133 was flown by the F/O A Abrams crew when it was lost on Operation Hurricane on 14 October 1944 to Duisburg, one of two 550 Squadron Lancasters lost on this operation, the other being Lancaster PD319 flown by the F/O Dodds crew (see Duisburg/PD319).
- F/O A Abrams (P) [PoW]
- Sgt K W Nettleton (F/Eng) [KIA]
- F/Sgt J W Brown (Nav) [KIA]
- F/Sgt R F Veness (B/A) [KIA]
- Sgt P L Brooker (W/Op) [KIA]
- Sgt A P Soper (MU/AG) [KIA]
- F/Sgt K R Salton (R/AG) [KIA]
Pilot F/O Abrams was thrown clear and survived (PoW), but the other crew members all perished.
Other information about the flight and the target available here.
The entry on the 550 Squadron Roll of Honour is available here.
Bomber Command Operation Hurricane
A book is to be published in May 2013 on Operation Hurricane. The crews that failed to come home will be one of the key items addressed in the book. See: Bomber Command Operation Hurricane.