Pilot Officer Ewart Pockney was the rear gunner aboard Vickers Wellington Mk.Ic N2844 HA-M “Mother” skippered by Sergeant Kenneth Shearing RAFVR. The crew were intercepted and shot down by Oberfeldwebel Siegried Ney of IV./NJG1 at 02:06hrs hour on August 19th 1941 while attacking Duisburg. The Wellington crashed in the Ijsselmeer near Den Oever, killing the crew of six. The 35-year-olds body washed ashore on September 3rd 1941 near Lemmer.
Photographs kindly sent by Mark Hakvoort. THANK YOU
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