Canadian Vickers PBV-1A "Canso" Foula island, Shetland

162.Squadron RCAF 11062 "L" c/n CV-373 29.07 1944

Took off from Wick, Scotland at 12.55 for u-boat patrol. The Catalina crashed into the hillside Hamnafield on the island of Foula due to heavy fog.

The Canadian crew were as follows: P/O Abram Hildebrand,P/O Willis Hilson LLoyd, F/O George Gordon Bradshaw, P/O James Edwin Bowler, W/O2 Robert Densmore Harvey, P/O Elliot Courtney Watson, Fl.Sgt. Robert Wilfred Ernest Townsend were all killed in crash, the only survivor being F/Sgt.John Haig Knight (age 26). source: The Shed Museum, Ed North

The carburetter from starboard engine, exibit at The Shed Museum, Shetland. 2011©kjell sørensen.
Lerwick New Cemetery
2011©linzee druce
RAF Weekly Intelligence Summary No.160
via ed north.