7th May 1941. Catalina AH 536 of 240 Squadron crashed on Lough Erne near Gay Island.
Fl/Lt. Peter Cecil Thomas, F/O Hugh Harold Hirst, P/O Kenneth Bernard Fuller, P/O Denis William Hockey, F/Sgt. William Peebles, Sgt. Joseph Leslie Elwell, Sgt. John Sterling Hesk, Sgt. Henry Ernest Wilson, LAC Henry Atkin Cottam, LAC Leslie Roy Holmes. All RAF.
Flying Officer Hugh Harold Hirst died in 1941. He is not the Harry Hirst we are searching to document this Irvin jacket which is part of Pablo Dennison’s collection.
This Irvin jacket is what led Pablo Dennison, a collector, someone who lives in New Zeland if I guess right by his e-mail address, and who knows me just a little.
I guess Pablo knows I live in Canada, and that I have a passion for aviation, history, and 23 Squadron.
But does he know me that well? Does he know that this is my favourite picture…
and this is my favourite blog, and I am not the one writing it?
I hope Pablo reads the comments, and see what searching for information can lead us.