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RAF North Coates



21st Oct 1939 Convoy Duty

15th April 1940 New aircraft

May 1940 Mine laying

28th Oct 1941 On the move

17th Jan 1942 Another Move

February 1942 On the Move

12th Feb 1942 Attack on the Scharnhorst

May 1942 Patrols

25th June 1942 1000 Bomber Raid

1st August 1942 Detachments

28th Aug 1942 Conversion to the Liberator


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Those known to have served at

RAF North Coates

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

  • Bain Donald Hunter . F/O. (d.2nd March 1942)
  • Jones Winston Trevor . Sgt. (d.2nd March 1942)
  • Lauder Keith John Collinge . Sgt. (d.2nd March 1942)
  • Rutherford Douglas Robert. Sgt. (d.2nd Mar 1942)
  • Rutherford Douglas Robert. Sgt. (d.2nd March 1942)

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Sgt. Douglas Robert Rutherford 59 Squadron (d.2nd Mar 1942)

Doug Rutherford

Sergeant Doug Rutherford was killed on his first mission, flying in a Lockheed Hudson (AM796), out of RAF North Coates, Lincolnshire. The aircraft took off at 0855 hours on 2nd March 1942, on a coastal patrol, and was not heard from again.

Doug McElroy



Sgt. Douglas Robert Rutherford 59 Squadron (d.2nd March 1942)

Douglas Rutherford was among st the crew of Hudson AM796 of 59 Sqn RAF took off on a Reefer patrol over the North Sea from its base at North Coates, Lincolnshire, UK, at 0855hrs on the 2nd of March 1942. Since then nothing further heard of either the aircraft or any member of the crew. The aircraft was believed lost in an air battle over the North Sea.

Doug McElroy



Sgt. Keith John Collinge Lauder 59 Squadron (d.2nd March 1942)

Keith Lauder was on board Hudson AM796 of 59 Sqn RAF when it took off on a Reefer patrol over the North Sea from its base at North Coates, Lincolnshire, UK, at 0855hrs on 2 March 1942. Since then nothing further heard of either the aircraft or any member of the crew. The aircraft was believed lost in an air battle over the North Sea

Doug McElroy



F/O. Donald Hunter Bain 59 Squadron (d.2nd March 1942)

Donald Bain was onboard Hudson AM796 of 59 Sqn RAF which took off on a Reefer patrol over the North Sea from its base at North Coates, Lincolnshire, UK, at 0855hrs on 2nd of March 1942. Since then nothing further heard of either the aircraft or any member of the crew. The aircraft was believed lost in an air battle over the North Sea

Doug McElroy



Sgt. Winston Trevor Jones 59 Squadron (d.2nd March 1942)

Winston Jones was a crew member on board Hudson AM796 of 59 Sqn RAF which took off on a Reefer patrol over the North Sea from its base at North Coates, Lincolnshire, UK, at 0855hrs on 2nd of March 1942. Since then nothing further heard of either the aircraft or any member of the crew. The aircraft was believed lost in an air battle over the North Sea

Doug McElroy







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