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AJ-M "Mother"

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AJ-M "Mother"

Crew

PILOT
John Vere HOPGOOD
Flight Lieutenant

John Vere Hopgood
DFC & Bar

NAVIGATOR
Ken EARNSHAW
Flying Officer

Ken Earnshaw
(RCAF)

BOMB AIMER
James W FRASER
Flight Sergeant

James W Fraser
(RCAF)
Became Prisoner Of War

FLIGHT ENGINEER
Charles BRENNAN
Sergeant

Charles Brennan

WIRELESS OPERATOR
No Picture Available
Sergeant

John W Minchin

FRONT GUNNER
George Henry Ford Goodwin GREGORY
Pilot Officer

George Henry Ford Goodwin Gregory
DFM

REAR GUNNER
No Picture Available
Pilot Officer

Anthony Fisher Burcher
DFM
(RAAF)
Became Prisoner Of War


Mission Notes

Departed:  21:39 (16/05/43)

  • Hopgood (AJ-M) was hit by flak in wing on journey to Mohne dam
  • AJ-M was also hit by flak over the Mohne dam during attack at 00:32 (17/05/43)
  • Upkeep released late and bounced over the dam hitting the power station on the other side
  • He crashed 3 miles from the dam in a field
  • 5 fatalities (Hopgood, Earnshaw, Brennan, Minchin and Gregory)
  • 2 survivors (Fraser and Burcher: both became prisoner of war)

Returned:  Did Not Return

Mission Duration:  2 hours 53 minutes


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