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HEWETSON, Alan Joseph

Conflict Commemorated:WWII


First Name:Alan Joseph

Age At Death:34

Rank:Flying Officer (Navigator)

Service Number:139712

Regiment/ Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Unit:625 Squadron

Date of Death:29/07/1944

Cause of Death:Killed on air operations

Place of Burial/ Commemoration:SCHALBACH ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY Moselle


Panel/ Bay/ Grave:3

UK Memorials:Kelsten 625 Roll of Honour

Next of Kin:Son of James and Maud Mary Hewetson; husband of Anne Hewetson

Biographical Notes:Son of James & Maud Mary Hewetson of Buxton. Father was formerly head of QEGS.

Researcher:Peter Bradshaw

Notes:Took off from Kelstern in Lancaster I LL962 CF-U at 2129 for Stuttgart, part of a force of 494 Lancasters and 2 Mosquitoes of 1, 3, 5 & 8 Groups in the last raid of the current series on this target. German fighters intercepted the bomber stream while over France on the outward flight: there was a bright moon and 39 Lancasters were shot down, 7.9% of the force. Bomber Command Losses Vol 5, Page 364. Bomber Command War Diaries, page 552

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