Lockheed Hudson Mk.V AM680, of No.1 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit RAF Crashed at Beda Head near Ullswater on the 10th November 1942
|John Frederick Saunders||Flight Sergeant||Pilot||Killed|
|Derric Isaac Jones||Flying Officer||Navigator / Air Bomber||Killed|
|Stanley Alfred Veasey||Sergeant||Wireless Operator / Air Gunner||Killed|
|Harold Dickinson||Sergeant||Wireless Operator / Air Gunner||Killed|
The aircraft, coded B-68, took off from RAF Silloth on the Solway Firth west of Carlisle at 00:50 on the 10th November for a night navigation exercise. At 01:14 the crew contacted Silloth with the message X114 (decoded as “I will call you again later”). Around this time the Royal Observer Corps plotted an aircraft in the Ullswater area, this plot then faded out and no further reports were logged.
When the aircraft was reported overdue searches were made of its planned route. Two aircraft were also assigned to search the Ullswater area, these had to be abandoned due to poor weather. The local