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RAF Airman ‘No Longer Missing’


In the 2011 ‘Finding The Few’ by Britain at War’s Editor, the case of the unknown RAF airman buried at Andalsnes, Norway, was highlighted as there was good cause to believe that he must have been Plt Off H G Webb of 224 Sqn, the pilot of a Hudson which had been mistakenly shot down by HMS Curacoa on 23 April 1940. This story was also covered by Britain at War magazine in 2010.

One other Hudson was badly shot up (as depicted above) but made it back to RAF Leuchars. The other crew members of Webb’s Hudson survived, but he was posted missing with no known grave. It was therefore a pleasure for us to get an email from the USA, and the nearest living relatives of Plt Off Webb, to inform us that the MOD/CWGC have accepted the grave must be his. As a consequence of that, a CWGC headstone will now be erected on his grave and dedicated in the summer of 2017. Pilot Officer Hector Garmen WEBB, 43154, is no longer missing.

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