E.K.A. Andersen crew 20.08.42 †

20/08/1942 – Gardening Off St. Nazaire
Five aircraft were detailed to carry out the above. Bomb load of Mines were dropped in the target area. Considerable A.A. fire was encountered near the target, searchlights were few. No enemy aircraft were seen. The weather was good. Wellington BJ.774 captained by F/Sgt. Anderson failed to return.

Wellington Mk.III BJ.774 AA-X

F/S Eliner Knud Alfred Andersen, RAFVR 745577 – Pilot.
Sgt. George Stead, RAFVR 1525008 – Observer.
Sgt. Richard Charles Stuart, RCAF R.81084 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Athol Ian McDonagh, RAFVR R.86634 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Arthur Hector Robitaille, RCAF R.93774 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off – – Landed –
Flight Time missing

Wellington Mk.III BJ.774 AA-X and crew all lost without trace.

W/O Eliner Knud Alfred Andersen, RAFVR 745577 – Pilot.
Lost without trace age 23.
Son of Alfred and Nellie Louisa Andersen, of Southgate, Middlesex.
Buried Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 72.

Sgt. George Stead, RAFVR 1525008 – Observer.
Lost without trace age 21.
Son of Harry and Ada Stead, of Manchester.
Buried Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 94.

F/S Athol Ian Mcdonogh, RCAF 86634 – Front Gunner.
Lost without trace age 27.
Buried Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 105.

F/S Richard Charles Stuart, RCAF 81084 – Wireless Operator.
Lost without trace age 23.
Son of Reginald Victor Stuart and of Jacoba Martina Stuart (Nee Viertelhousen), of Murrayville, British Columbia, Canada.
Buried Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 106.

F/S Arthur Hector Robitaille, RCAF 93774 – Rear Gunner.
Lost without trace age 19.
Son of Joseph E. and Reine A. Robitaille, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Buried Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 106.