On Sunday, November 26, 1944, at 2048h, a Lockheed-Hudson bomber of the No. 161 Squadron took off from RAF Tempsford. On board were 4 members of crew: Wilkinson, the pilot, Weddell the navigator, the radio operator, Champion, and Ash, the machine gunner. Their mission was to parachute an intelligence agent, Paul Penczock, alias Paul Woderski, behind the enemy lines close to the town of Arnstadt in Germany which is situated near the Polish border. On its return, towards 0200h in the morning, the bomber was flying to the North-East of Houffalize when it unfortunately crashed in a meadow near to “Drogny”, 1 km to the south of Brisy. The bodies were buried in the military cemetery of Evère, close to Brussels.
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