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12.05.1940 No.105 Squadron R.A.F. Battle I K9485 P/O Hurst Location: Bouillon, Luxembourg. +
Mission:  St. Hubert.

Date:  12th May 1940

Unit:  No.105 Squadron R.A.F.

Type:  Fairy Battle I

Serial:  K9485

Code:  GB -

Location: Bouillon, Luxembourg.

Pilot: Pilot Officer Tom Hurst 33388 R.A.F. Age 22. Killed

Navigator:  Sergeant William Anning 525720 R.A.F. Age 26. Killed

Radio/Op: LAC Clifford Wells 551357 R.A.F. Age 19. Killed

REASON FOR LOSS:


Take off 14.30 from Villeneuve-les-Vertus to attack St.Hubert.

This aircraft is believed to have been shot down, all three crew members perished in the crash.


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The wreckage of Battle I K9485 on a hill side near Bouillon, Luxembourg (archives)


Burial Details:

Pilot Officer Tom Hurst. Bouillon Cemetery. North-west part. Son of Edgar James Hurst, M.A., and Elizabeth Hurst, of Purley, Surrey. (Awarded King's Gold Medal, R.A.F. College, Cranwell. 1938.)

Sergeant William Anning. Bouillon Cemetery. North-west part. Husband of Vera Jessie Anning, of Heavitree, Exeter.

LAC Clifford Wells. Bouillon Cemetery. North-west part. Son of William Albert and Harriet Holloway Wells, of Reading, Berkshire.

With thanks to the following: The superb work of the C.W.G.C. "Fighter Command Losses" - Norman Franks.

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