HF601 Wellington X HD-
5th July 1943
Pilot Bomb Aimer Navigator Wireless Operator Air Gunner  
  W/C J J Owen MID F/O F Darbyshire F/O E H Swain F/O A M Long F/O J F Ray  
  Take Off :- 22:11   Base :- RAF Leconfield Mission :- Mining mission to Brest and St Nazaire
  Details :- HF601 was hit by flak and crashed in the sea south of Le Conquet near to where a memorial dedicated to the crew stands today.
  34 aircraft detailed to go Mine Laying around French Ports and the Frisians.
        memorial for the crew of HF601 the plaque
  Four of the crew are buried in Le Conquet Communal Cemetery.
  F/O Darbyshire is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.
  W/C Owen was an officer on attachment from Group Headquarters.
  W/C Owen was MID on 24/09/1941.
  The others in the crew came from 196 squadron.

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