Hugh McManus

On 10th November 1942, Sergeant Hugh McManus of Magherafelt, Co. Londonderry died when Douglas Boston III Z2164 collided with another plane from the squadron.


Hugh McManus


Sergeant Hugh McManus (1123740) served in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve during the Second World War. He was the son of Patrick McManus and Elizabeth McManus of Magherafelt, Co. Londonderry.

Sergeant McManus died on 10th November 1942 aged 22 years old while serving in R.A.F. 107 Squadron. He was the pilot of Douglas Boston III Z2164. The crew took off from R.A.F. Great Massingham, Fakenham, Norfolk, England to bomb German merchant vessel Neumark docked in Le Havre, France. The ship was not in port and McManus’ plane collided with Douglas Boston III AL284 over the target area. Both planes plunged into the English Channel.

Last Name First Name(s) Rank Role Information
Bell John Sergeant Observer R.A.F.V.R. 1123836
Goff Alan Frank Sergeant Wireless Operator / Air Gunner R.A.F.V.R. 1176030
McManus Hugh Sergeant Pilot R.A.F.V.R. 1123740
Torr Howard Yorke Sergeant Air Gunner R.A.F.V.R. 1379180

McManus has no known grave and his name is on Panel 89 of the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.

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