Personnel Index - Detail
The initial "Unknown" designation was changed once the other crew names were discovered.
28/29 August; DUISBERG:
The eight aircraft sent from 49 Squadron encountered haze and flak at the target.
It soon became clear that 2 of the squadron's aircraft had failed to return. P/O Bernard Fournier (AE126) and P/O Thomas Pratt (AD971). At 03.30hrs their aircraft fell in flames into the Waddenzee just south of the Isle of Ameland; there were no survivors. The 21 years old pilot and his crew are buried in Nes Cemetery, Ameland, Holland.
Hampden AE126 (EA-O)
P/O B.M. Fournier Pilot (Killed)
Sgt D.H. Barrett Nav (Killed)
F/S E.R. Palmer W/Ag (Killed)
Sgt D. Watson W/Ag (Killed)
For further details of this loss please go to the Pilot's page.