LEST WE FORGET

Air Operations: (No. 459 Squadron Hudson aircraft V9052), off the Libyan Coast, 24 July 1942

The crew of V9052 were one of six Hudson aircraft tasked to make a shipping strike off the Libyan coast. V9052 was last seen with two ME110 aircraft in pursuit and did not return. The crew members of V9052 were:

Sergeant Jack Cedric Aldred (1115097) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer Frank Edgar Anderson (J/9568) (RCAF) (Navigator)
Sergeant George Norman Downward (1118601) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer Ronald Richard Kemp (108527) (RAFVR) (Pilot)

References:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9816, 145 (No. 459 Squadron Unit History)

Bibliography:

Kane-Maguire L. (Leon) Desert Scorpions: 459 Squadron RAAF 1942-1945, Australian Military History Publications Loftus NSW 2232, 2007
Vincent, D. (David) The RAAF Hudson Story Book 1, D. Vincent Highbury SA 5089, 1989