The Hurley Crew  
 

The Hurley Crew (Back Row L to R) Bert Dorey, Laurie Mercer, "Red" Dennison, Johnny Casey, (Front Row L to R) Pat Hurley, Jack Hartog, Roy Alty.

 

Flight Lieutenant Pat Hurley and crew were lost during an operation to Hamburg on March 31, 1945 in Lancaster Mk.X KB-859 coded SE-U. Only the pilot, F/L Hurley, survived the crash. The other men in the crew were:
 
Rank Initials Surname Trade Service Number Service Nationality Age
Sgt L.J. Mercer Flight Engineer 1893245 RAF UK 20
F/O J.J. Casey Air Gunner J/43953 RCAF Canadian  -
F/O P.B. Dennison Air Gunner J/44151 RCAF Canadian  -
P/O A. Dorey Wireless Air Gunner J/94186 RCAF Canadian 27
F/O F.R. Alty Bomb Aimer J/38392 RCAF Canadian 20
F/O M. Hartog Navigator J/40430 RCAF Canadian 21

All are buried at the Becklingen War Cemetary in Germany.

 

 

(Photos Courtesy of Bruce Hurley Son of F/Lt Pat Hurley )