"To Keep in Memory"

Sgt. E. Hudson

Parish Summary
The War Memorial at Scholes, Location and History
Those named on Scholes War Memorial
The Scholes Roll of Service
Scholes Memorial Trees
The War Memorial at Barwick in Elmet, Location and History
Those named on Barwick in Elmet War Memorial
Barwick in Elmet Roll of Service
About the Author
Ackowledgements and Sources

Rank & Name
Sergeant Eric Furlow Hudson
No. 1458087, 624 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
How & When Died
Presumed Killed in Action, 27 April 1944
Age, if known
21 years
Next of Kin details
Son of Frederick and Minna Hudson of The Avenue, Scholes, Leeds, later of Thorner, Leeds.
Commemoration Details
No known grave, therefore, commemorated on the Malta Memorial to the Missing, King's Gate Valetta, Malta. Panel 15, Column 1
Other Information / Remarks
Eric Hudson worked in the offices of Robert Smart and Co., Paper Merchants in East Street, Leeds.

No 624 Squadron was formed at Bilda, Algeria on 22 September 1943, from No.1575 (Special Duties) Flight which had been dropping agents and supplies to resistance forces in Italy and southern France. Such duties formed the main task of No.624, with a secondary bombing role when circumstances permitted. With an establishment of eighteen Halifaxes and two Venturas, drops were made over France, Italy, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia and early in 1944 the B-17s of the 122nd Squadron USAAF were attached for similar missions. Stirlings were added in June 1944, but with southern France and much of Italy in Allied hands by September, the squadron was disbanded on 5 September 1944.

On 28 December 1944 No.624 reformed at Grottaglie with Walrus amphibians for mine-spotting duties. Detachments were based around the Italian coast and in Greece for this purpose until the squadron was disbanded on 30 November 1945. (Taken from the MOD RAF site) 

Remembering the Fallen of Two Villages on the Eastern Fringes of Leeds.

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