Pilot Officer Colin MATHESON

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 41722 (RAF)
Born: Location, Date unavailable
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 61 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 61 Squadron Hampden aircraft P4355), Germany, 20 June 1940, Age unavailable
Buried: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Colin and Catherine Matheson
Roll of Honour: Unknown

On 20 June 1940, Hampden P4355 took off from Hemswell to attack German Lines of Communication and was shot down by anti-aircraft fire near Rheine, Germany, killing all of the crew members.

The crew members of P4355 were:

Pilot Officer Colin Matheson (41722) (RAF) (Second Pilot)
Sergeant Rex Spurway Powell (614266) (RAF) (Observer)
Sergeant William Stanley Rowcliffe (6731427) (RAF) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Albert Stanley Smith (40187) (RAF) (Pilot)


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
Newton, Dennis First Impact, Banner Books, Maryborough QLD 4650, 1997

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