Benny and our friend Bob Frost
150 Squadron RAF
16-17 September 1942
Hit by Flak/Night Fighter and crashed * (under ivestigation)
All crew survived
Airborne 2035 16Sep42 from Snaith. Hit by Flak at 16,000 feet which knocked out the port engine. Shortly afterwards the starboard engine began to malfunction and the aircraft was abandoned SSE of Diest (Brabant), Belgium. Sgt W.S.O.Randle Evd Sgt W.Brazill Evd Sgt N.M.Graham RCAF PoW F/S W.W.Dreschsler RCAF Evd Sgt R.Frost Evd Sgt D.C.Mounts Evd Sgt N.M.Graham was interned in Camps 8B/344, PoW No.27166. ”
Thanks to the help of all the researchers especially Bart Beckers an Johnny Janse,we are closing in on the crash site.
We hope to take Bob with us in the week of 15-19 October,we now know that the Wellington was hit by Nightfigther Oblt. Barte (thanks to Wim Govaerts we have the first 3 pages from his report). We are also in contact with Christiaan Vanhee who has more documents from Oblt. Barte on this crash.
Print by my friend Tim Wilmsen Postcard of BJ877
Photo of the crash site taken by Oblt. W. Barte on 17/09/’42 (photo by C. Vanhee) and 2012
Service dress from Bob Frost donated by Bob to Planehunters (see wounded bar on left sleeve). The right photo is Bob on his wedding day .We are very proud to ad this to our collection.