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28 September 1940

Bristol Beaufort Mk I (N1149 - code AW-V)
At sea, off Pendruc 

(contributor : Daniel Dahiot)


Bristol Beaufort Mk Is,
no. 42 Squadron RAF.

Photo : Imperial War Museum © IWM CH 2775 - Photographer : G. Woodbine (Flight Lieutenant)

Crew (No. 42 Squadron RAF)

- Flight Lieutenant (pilot) John Reginald BENDELL, 27 years old, Royal Air Force (service number 39409)
Son of John J. and Alice Bendell, Tiptree, Essex, England 
Communal cemetery, Lanriec

- Sergeant (wireless operatot - air gunner) Charles Frederick MASSON, Royal Air Force (service number 622651)
Communal cemetery, Fouesnant

- Sergeant (pilot) Cyril Kenneth WOOLNOUGH, 27 years old, Royal Air Force (service number 565451)
Son of Edgar John and Jane Elisabeth Woolnough, husband of Jane Wilson Woolnough, Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland.
Communal cemetery, Tregunc

- Sergeant (air gunner) John Allan MACNAUGHTON, 24 years old, Royal Air Force (service number 522280).
Son of Malcom and Pace MacNaughton, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Communal cemetery, Tregunc

THE STORY

The aircraft took off from RAF Thorney Island (Sussex) on September 28, 1940 for a mine-laying mission. It was shot down by the Flak at 7:40 p.m. and fell in the sea, 2 km SW of Pendruc, 20 km SE of Quimper.

IN MEMORIAM

 


The grave of Sergeant Charles Frederick MASSON at Fouesnant (left grave) next to the the graves of three members
of a Wellington that fell at sea on August 13, 1943 off Beg-Meil.

© Photo Benoît Paquet - ABSA 39-45


Grave of Sergeant Charles Frederick MASSON.

© Photo Benoît Paquet - ABSA 39-45

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