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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 157501
Last updated: 16 November 2021
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Time:02:52 LT
Type:Handley Page Hampden Mk I
Owner/operator:83 Squadron Royal Air Force (83 Sqn RAF)
Registration: P1178
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia) -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire
Handley Page Hampden Mk.1 P1178 (OL-H) of 83 Squadron, RAF: Written off (destroyed) on night of 4/6/40 when shot down by night fighter (Oberfeldwebel Wilhelm Schmale of the 12.(N)/JG 2, who was flying a Bf 109D from Köln-Ostheim airfield) on a raid to Emmerich. Aircraft took off from RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire, and came down near Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, All four crew killed:

Flying Officer (Pilot) Francis John Haydon, RAF 39663
Pilot Officer (Pilot) Charles Eric Greenwell, RAF 41284, age 26
Sergeant (Observer) Jack Lenton Perry, RAF 581034, age 20,
Sergeant (Wireless Op/Air Gunner) David Reginald Ivan Thomas, RAF 619032

All four crew were interred in Rheinberg War Cemetary


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft P1000-P9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain. 1978 p 5)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/769:

Revision history:

07-Jul-2013 17:10 JINX Added
07-Jul-2013 17:15 JINX Updated [Aircraft type]
10-Jul-2015 19:31 DG333 Updated [Operator]
26-Mar-2018 21:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Jun-2018 19:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Nov-2018 12:05 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
13-Jun-2019 18:09 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
09-Sep-2019 19:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Other fatalities, Source]

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