Ian Henry Justin                                                                                  Updated:  10 JAN 2012

Airman: e777895.htm Surname: Dustin Init: I H Rank: P/O Service: RNZAF Sqdn: 502

P_link: p472.htm Plane: HAL PN402 Operation: Anti ship Crash_site: The Kattegat

Crash_d: d100445 Buried_d: e777 C_link: e777.htm At_Next: NO KNOWN

Pilot Officer Ian Henry Dustin, 26 år, var søn af William S. og Florence A. Dustin, Koputaroa, Wellington, New Zealand.
Hans navn er på Panel 285 på the Runnymede Memorial blandt mere end 20.000 navne på flyvere, der ikke har en kendt grav. (Kilde: CWGC)

Den 10. april 1945 blev HAL PN402 skudt ned over Kattegat, måske omkring her. (CWGC siger 11. april) Flyvehistorisk Tidsskrift skriver:

"9/10 april 1945, Kattegat. Halifax GR III, PN402 (V9-X).
502 Squadron, 18 Group, Coastal Command, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis. (Anti shipping patrol i Kattegat). 8 MIA. 

Mellem kl. 01.40 og kl. 02.45 angreb to Halifaxes fra 502 Squadron og tre Halifaxes fra 58 Squadron en mindre konvoj SØ for Læsø (her). Konvojen bestod af »Hansa 1« på 1923 BRT med »T13« og »F7« som eskorte, og den havde forladt Århus Havn (her) den 9. april kl. 18.00. Alle tre skibe blev ramt, men »T13« og »Hansa 1« blev beskadigede, at de sank kort efter. PN402 med piloten, S/L Dennis Hewitt Pruden (DFC), har muligvis forsøgt angreb på den samme konvoj og er blevet skudt ned.
Der
er aldrig fundet spor efter flyet og de otte besætningsmedlemmer." (FT 89-73-45)

Pilot Officer Ian Henry Dustin, 26, was the son of William S. and Florence A. Dustin, of Koputaroa, Wellington, New Zealand.
He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 285, among more than 20,000 airmen who have no known grave. (Source: CWGC)

On 10 April 1945 HAL PN402 was shot down over the Kattegat, maybe about here. (CWGC says 11 April)  (Danish) Aviation Historical Review writes:

"9/10 April 1945, the Kattegat. Halifax GR III, PN402 (V9-X).
502 Squadron, 18 Group, Coastal Command, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis. (Anti shipping patrol in the Kattegat). 8 MIA. 

Between 01.40 and 02.45 hours two Halifaxes from 502 Squadron and three Halifaxes from 58 Squadron attacked a small convoy SE of Læsø (here). The convoy consisted of the "Hansa 1" of 1,923 BRT escorted by the "T13" and the "F7". It had left the harbour of Aarhus (here) on 9 April at 18.00 hours. All of the three ships
were hit, but the "T13" and the "Hansa 1" were so damaged that they sank shortly after. Pilot, S/Ldr Dennis Hewitt Pruden DFC in PN402 may have attacked the
same convoy, and PN402 might have been shot down. No trace of the plane and its crew of 8 airmen has ever been found." (FT 89-73-45)

See RAF Coastal Command * RAF - Handley Page Halifax * No. 502 Squadron RAF * No 500 - 520 Squadron Histories. This Halifax from No. 18 Group RAF took
off from RAF Stornoway. Robin Hudson of RAFA Stornoway sent details of airmen from HAL JP333 *HAL JP302 *HAL JP173 *HAL PN402 *HAL JP299 *HAL JP330.
Also HAL HX224 and HAL JP336 took off from RAF Stornoway. See Lost Airmen from RAF Stornoway.