One more pilot who did not make it back.
F/L John Hodgson J/5667 is with Peter Lecoq, Buzz Beurling in this picture sent by Peter Lecoq who is Peter Lecoq’s son.
Lecoq, Beurling and Hodgson (Peter Lecoq collection)
Mission: Ramrod 960.
Date: 2nd June 1944.
Unit: No. 403 Squadron R.C.A.F.
Type: Spitfire IX.
Coded: KH –
Location: Herbecourt France.
Pilot: F/Lt. John Hodgson. R.C.A.F. J/5667. Age 22. Killed.
REASON FOR LOSS:
One of two Spitfires lost on this Ramrod 960, F/Lt. Hodgson was tragically killed when his Spitfire IX MK742 suffered complete engine failure which may have been due to flak, and crashed at Herbecount near Amiens. The second aircraft lost on this mission Spitfire IX MJ229 411 Squadron R.C.A.F., flown by F/Lt. R W Orr was hit by flak, but he was able to bale out over the Channel and was rescued.
In memory of
who died on June 2, 1944
- Service Number: J/5667
- Age: 22
- Force: Air Force
- Unit: Royal Canadian Air Force
- Division: 403 Sqdn.
- Son of John and Susanna Hodgson; husband of Doreen Lydia Hodgson, of Southgate, Middlesex.
ST. PIERRE CEMETERY, AMIENS
Grave Reference: Plot 7. Row D. Grave 13.
ST. PIERRE CEMETERY is situated on the north-eastern outskirts of Amiens, on the northern side of the main road to Albert.