Failed to Return
Lancaster NG133 was flown by the F/O A Abrams crew when it was lost on Operation Hurricane on 14 October 1944 to Duisburg, one of two 550 Squadron Lancasters lost on this operation, the other being Lancaster PD319 flown by the F/O Dodds crew (see Duisburg/PD319).
- F/O A Abrams (P) [PoW]
- Sgt K W Nettleton (F/Eng) [KIA]
- F/Sgt J W Brown (Nav) [KIA]
- F/Sgt R F Veness (B/A) [KIA]
- Sgt P L Brooker (W/Op) [KIA]
- Sgt A P Soper (MU/AG) [KIA]
- F/Sgt K R Salton (R/AG) [KIA]
Pilot F/O Abrams was thrown clear and survived (PoW), but the other crew members all perished.
Other information about the flight and the target available here.
The entry on the 550 Squadron Roll of Honour is available here.
F/O Abrams Crew
Below are some pictures associated with the F/O Abrams crew.
Thanks to Alison Morgan for making the pictures available.
Sgt K Nettleton
Below are some pictures of Sgt Ken Nettelton (F/Eng). Again thanks to Alison Morgan for making the pictures available. Alison's mother was engaged to Ken Nettelton on the date he was killed (14th October 1944).
|Sgt Ken Nettleton|
|Sgt Ken Nettleton (Reichswald Cemetery)|
|Sgt Ken Nettleton Grave (Reichswald Cemetery)|
|Ken Nettleton WGC Letter (12/04/1957)|
Bomber Command Operation Hurricane
A book is to be published in May 2013 on Operation Hurricane. The crews that failed to come home will be one of the key items addressed in the book. See: Bomber Command Operation Hurricane.