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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 15718
Last updated: 17 November 2021
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Date:09-AUG-1940
Time:night
Type:Handley Page Hampden Mk I
Owner/operator:83 Squadron Royal Air Force (83 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L4053
MSN: OL-N
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire
Narrative:
Handley Page Hampden Mk.I L4053 (OL-N) of 83 Squadron, RAF. Took off from RAF Scampton on the evening of 8/8/40, and was lost on combat operations in the early hours of the following day (9/8/40). Crashed returning from raid on Ludwigshafen; aircraft came down near Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg (at approximate Coordinates: 49°29′20″N 8°28′9″E). All four crew survived, and were taken PoW, but two were injured

Crew:
Pilot Officer 42255 I.M. Muir RAF (pilot) PoW No.165.
Sgt 581259 W. Barber RAF PoW No.168.
Sgt 620625 J. Leakey RAF PoW No.301.
AC2 1167653 F.A. Stone 17 RAF PoW No.196.

Sources:

1. Air Britain RAF Aircraft L1000-N9999
2. The Other Few: The Contribution Made by Bomber and Coastal Aircrew By Larry Donnelly (page 77)
3. https://www.backtonormandy.org/the-history/air-force-operations/airplanes-allies-and-axis-lost/hampden/23893-L40531940-08-09.html
4. https://www.plane-crashes-heidelberg.de/en_US/2016/01/21/nr-03-handley-page-hampden-mk-i-pilot-p-o-i-m-muir-absturz-8-9-08-1940-bei-mannheim-83sqn/
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mannheim#World_War_II


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Mar-2008 01:53 JINX Added
28-Jun-2008 23:29 JINX Updated
23-Jan-2012 04:42 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Jul-2013 05:40 JINX Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Narrative]
11-Jun-2017 13:22 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Location]
23-Dec-2017 17:58 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
30-Jun-2018 21:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Nov-2018 12:06 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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