Personnel Index - Detail
This picture is thought to have been taken at a HCU prior to their posting to 49Sqn.
James Cox is holding the map....the other airman is unknown.
All images courtesy of Paul Cox (nephew of F/Sgt Cox)
4/5 July, 1944; ST-LEU-D'ESSERENT (CRIEL):
On the previous two nights operations had been cancelled during the early evening, but on Tuesday 4th, 5 Group did manage to dispatch 231 aircraft against the underground flying-bomb store at St-Leu-D'Esserent. Night-fighters were out in force once again and engaged the bombers in the target area.
Of the 17 crews that had departed Fiskerton, one failed to return. Sadly, F/O Harold Dod and crew flying a brand-new aircraft, were all killed over France, and are buried together in Romescamp Cemetery near Oise.
Lancaster PB195 (EA-P)
F/O H.F. Dod Pilot (Killed)
Sgt V.A. Keen F/ E (Killed)
F/S N. Gordon NAV (Killed)
Sgt L. Horner W/AG (Killed)
Sgt B.R. Scott A/G (Killed)
F/S J.L. Cox A/B (Killed)
P/O J.R. Truscott RCAF A/G (Killed)
Crew on their 17th operation