Pilot Officer Alfred Peter Burdett HORDERN

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 41418 (RAF)
Born: Date, Location unavailable
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 49 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Scampton
Died: Air Operations: (No. 49 Squadron Hampden aircraft P1319), near Sylt, 25 April 1940, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Alfred Roy and Daisy Phyllis Hordern
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 8, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra

On 25 April 1940, Hampden P1319 took off from Scampton for mine laying. The aircraft was later shot down near Sylt, believed by Ofw Hermann Forster of IV./JG2 flying a Me 109 and all four crew members were killed.

The crew members of P1319 were:

Pilot Officer Arthur Herbert Benson (43131) (RAF) (Pilot)
Pilot Officer Alfred Peter Burdett Hordern (41418) (RAF) (Observer)
Sergeant Robert Ian Leonard MacKenzie (580459) (RAF) (Wireless Operator)
Leading Aircraftman John Derek Openshaw (551751) (RAF) (Air Gunner)


Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Chorley, W.R. Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War Volume 1 Aircraft and Aircrew Losses 1939-1940, Midland Counties Publications UK, 1992
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records

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