G.A. Hutt crew 28.07.42 †

21/07/1942 – Attack Against at Duisburg
Thirteen a/c were detailed to attack the above target. Bomb load of 4000lbs, 1000lbs, 500lbs 30lbs and 4lb incendiaries was dropped in target area but results were unobserved. Photographs were taken however. A.A. fire was not very heavy but there were any searchlight cones. No enemy a/c were seen. Weather was good, clear over target. Navigation was by TR & DR.

Wellington Mk.III X.3558 AA-Z

Sgt. Alexander George Sutherland, RNZAF NZ405340 – Pilot.
Sgt. George Alister Hutt RNZAF NZ41914 2nd Pilot.
Sgt. Henry Varley Gibb Crawford, RNZAF NZ404339 – Observer.
not listed,   – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Adrian Oscar Tabor, RNZAF NZ411104 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Ian Gordon Stewart, RNZAF NZ404623 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 00:15 – Landed 04:45
Flight Time 04:30

23/07/1942 – Attack Against at Duisburg
Fourteen a/c were detailed to attack the above target and bomb load of 4000lbs, 1000lbs, 500lbs, 30lb and 4lb incendiaries was dropped in target area. Results unobserved. A.A. fire was heavy and concentrated. Searchlights were few owing to cloud. One JU.88 was seen. Two other enemy a/c were seen but did not attack. Weather was poor, cloudy over the target. Nav. was good

Wellington Mk.III BJ.599 AA-U

Sgt. Alexander George Sutherland, RNZAF NZ405340 – Pilot.
Sgt. George Alister Hutt RNZAF NZ41914 2nd Pilot.
P/O Murray Ellis Carncross, RNZAF NZ411718 – Observer.
Sgt. Adrian Oscar Tabor, RNZAF NZ411104 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Leslie William Kennedy, NZ41594 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Ian Gordon Stewart, RNZAF NZ404623 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 01:00 – Landed 04:40
Flight Time 03:40

28/07/1942 – Attack Against Targets at Hamburg
Seventeen a/c were detailed to carry out an attack on the above target. Bomb load of 4000lbs, 30lb and 4lb incendiaries was dropped in target area and bursts were seen in dock area. A.A. fire was very accurate, light and heavy predicted. There were many accurate searchlight cones in parts but clear over target. Navigation was good by TR and DR. Six a/c failed to return to base

Wellington Mk.III BJ.599 AA-U

Sgt. George Alister Hutt, RNZAF NZ41914 – Pilot.
P/O Murray Ellis Carncross, RNZAF NZ411718 – Observer.
Sgt. James Gordon McMurchy, RNZAF NZ405539 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. William Clerken O’Shea, RAFVR NZ411096 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. John Henry Savage, RNZAF NZ404620 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off – – Landed –
Flight Time missing

Following a bombing attack on Hamburg, where intense anti-aircraft defence measures were encountered, Wellington Mk.III BJ.599 AA-U crashed at Steinbeck, near Stade, about 20 miles to the North West of the target. There were no survivors. All were buried at Stade, but after the war they were reinterred at Becklingen.

F/S George Alister Hutt, RNZAF NZ41914 – Pilot.
Killed age 25.
Son of George Arthur Hutt and of Elizabeth Jane Hutt (Nee Cairns), of Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Buried Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany.
Grave location – 11. E. 6.

P/O Murray Ellis Carncross, RNZAF NZ411718 – Observer.
Killed age 19.
Son of Arthur Ellis Carncross, and of Muriel Winifred Carncross, of Wellington City, New Zealand.
Buried Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany.
Grave location – Joint grave 11. E. 8-9.

Sgt. William Clerken O’Shea, RNZAF NZ411096 – Observer.
Killed age 28.
Son of John and Margaret O’Shea; Husband of Ann O’Shea, of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.
Buried Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany.
Grave location – Joint Grave 11. E. 8-9.

Sgt. James Gordon McMurchy, RNZAF NZ405539 – Wireless Operator.
Killed age 31.
Son of Donald Richard McMurchy and of Barbara McMurchy (Nee Mackay), of Mayfield, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Buried Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany.
Grave location – 11. E. 7.

Sgt. John Henry Savage, RNZAF NZ404620 – Rear Gunner.
Killed age 33.
Son of Herbert John Savage, and of Margaret Savage (Nee Robinson), of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Buried Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany.
Grave location – 12. G. 3.