Hello all, I'm looking for information on P/O E.L.Houghton (402187 RNZAF). To my knowledge he was the Pilot of Hampden AE433 'EQ-D' of the Canadian 408 "Goose" RCAF Squadron. For more info have a look in my Allied Aircraft Crashes Database Any information, also on the other crew members, is highly appreciated. Jan
Post by errolmartyn on Aug 19, 2018 12:06:07 GMT 12
Squadron Leader (final rank) NZ402187 Edwin Lee Houghton was born at Napier on 2 Jan 14 and enlisted at RNZAF Levin as an Airman Pilot under training on 27 Jul 40.
Was on his 17th sortie when shot down on 8/9 Nov 41.
He served with the RNZAF until 13 Mar 47 and again, on the Reserve, 9 Oct 50 to 9 Oct 52.
Author: Swift to the Sky – New Zealand’s Military Aviation History Author/publisher: For Your Tomorrow - A record of New Zealanders who have died while serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services since 1915 & A Passion For Flight - New Zealand aviation before the Great War. Publisher of Gp Capt C M Hanson’s By Such Deeds - Honours and Awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999