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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 157527
Last updated: 17 November 2021
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Time:01:37 LT
Type:Handley Page Hampden Mk I
Owner/operator:83 Squadron Royal Air Force (83 Sqn RAF)
Registration: P1171
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:shore of Schwentine Estuary, Kiel Dockyard, Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire
Handley Page Hampden Mk.I P1171 (OL-P) of 83 Squadron, RAF Scampron. Lost on combat operations on night of 2/7/1940, when Shot down by flak (1 Marine Flak Regiment) during night attack on the enemy battleship "Scharnhorst" in Kiel Dockyard. Aircraft came down in the vicinity of Kiel Dockyard, according to some sources in the Schwentine Estuary. All four crew were killed when their aircraft came down on these mudflats close to the harbour installations they were attacking:

Pilot Officer Douglas Redmayne (Pilot, Service Number 41206)
Sgt. Cyril Lee (Service Number 566470)
Sgt. Owen Sandford Gander (Wireless Op/Air Gunner, Service Number 552107)
Sgt. George Elliot Little (Air Gunner, Service Number 547515, aged 30)

All four crew were buried in Kiel War Cemetary


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft P1000-P9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1978 p 5)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/1002:
3. Luftfahrt-Archäologie - Fliegerschicksale in Schleswig-Holstein By Nils Hempel (German text)
10. Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part one

Revision history:

09-Jul-2013 05:16 JINX Added
11-Jun-2017 13:12 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Location]
23-Dec-2017 18:39 Nepa Updated [Operator]
29-Jun-2018 21:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Nov-2018 12:05 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
01-Jul-2019 07:56 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Source]
04-Oct-2019 18:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Other fatalities, Destination airport, Source]

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