06/07.08.1944 139 Squadron Mosquito XX KB118 F/O. Bobbie Hooke
Date: 6/7th August 1944 (Sunday/Monday)
Unit: No. 139 Squadron
Type: Mosquito XX
Base: RAF Upwood, Huntingdonshire
Location: Dinslaken, Germany
Pilot: F/O. Bobbie Elliott Hooke 133562 RAFVR PoW - details unknown.
Nav: F/O. John Stevenson 172088 RAFVR Age 24. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Taking off at 22:05 hrs from RAF Upwood, Huntingdonshire to bomb the synthetic oil production works at Castrop-Rauxel, near Dortmund. 40 Mosquitoes taking part on this operation.
Thought to have been hit by flak and then abandoned, as all controls were lost.
Another Mosquito from this squadron was lost during landing on return to base - during fog, overshot with aircraft catching fire:
KB202 Flown by 30 year old, Fl/Lt. John Henry Kenny DFC bar 67700 RAFVR of Eastbourne, Sussex, England - killed with his navigator, 22 year old F/O. Martin Henry Ove Levin DFC 147010 RAFVR of Cromer, Norfolk, England. Details also on this website.
Originally buried at Nordfriedhof, Düsseldorf.
F/O. John Stevenson. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 7 F.10. Son of James and Florence Stevenson and husband of Elise Margaret Stevenson of Kensal Rise, Middlesex, England.
Researched by Aircrew Remembered, researcher and specialist genealogist Linda Ibrom for relatives of this crew.