Pilot Officer Raymond Meredith HUDSON

Service No: 400472
Born: Corowa NSW, 29 November 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 14 September 1940 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 226 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Wattisham, Suffolk
Died: Air Operations: (No. 226 Blenheim aircraft Z7493), off Le Harve, France, 15 October 1941, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Fecamp (Le Val Aux Clercs) Communal Cemetery, Seine-Maritime, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John Robert and Miriam May Hudson; husband of Marie Phyllis Hudson, of Jerilderie, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Corowa NSW
Remembered: Panel 124, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Griffith Cenotaph, Griffith NSW

On 15 October 1941 Blenheim Z7493 was tasked to attack an oil tanker in Le Harve port and was shot down by Me109 fighters in the target area. Pilot Officer Hudson’s body was washed ashore.

The crew members of Z7493 were:

Pilot Officer Raymond Meredith Hudson (400472) (Pilot)
Sergeant George Stephenson Needler (920736) (RAFVR)
Sergeant Derek Poulson (998507) (RAFVR)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Chorley W R, Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War, Volume 2 Aircraft and Aircrew Losses 1941, Midland Counties Publications UK, 1993
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/36/114
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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