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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 15772
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:22-APR-1940
Time:night
Type:Handley Page Hampden Mk I
Owner/operator:44 Squadron Royal Air Force (44 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L4088
MSN: KM-T
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Heiligendamm -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire
Narrative:
Handley Page Hampden Mk.I L4088 (KM-T) of 44 Squadron, RAF. Lost 22/4/1940 on mine laying sortie in Baltic Sound (Nasturtium Region). Hit by fire from flak-ships near Kiel and crash landed near Heiligendamm, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Rostock, Germany

Crew: All four crew survived - first complete Hampden crew to be captured.

Flt Lt (39509) F.G. Dutton (pilot) RAF PoW No.364.
Sgt J.G. Slowey RAF PoW kept in the Dulag Luft Interogation Centre.
Corporal (623703) William Philip Jeffrey Watson RAF PoW No.13064. Killed by RAF Typhoons strafing column he was marching in 19/04/45 near Gresse, Germany
Corporal (540315) W.R. Davidson RAF PoW No.13110.

Sources:

1. Air Britain RAF Aircraft L1000 - L9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1978 p 23)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/161: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14141940
3. https://www.backtonormandy.org/the-history/air-force-operations/airplanes-allies-and-axis-lost/hampden/26102-L40881940-04-22.html
4. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2761375/watson,-william-philip-jeffrey/
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heiligendamm
6. https://internationalbcc.co.uk/losses/watson-wpj/
7. https://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/william-philip-jeffery-watson


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Mar-2008 10:13 JINX Added
28-Jun-2008 17:11 JINX Updated
01-Jun-2013 16:23 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
08-Jul-2013 05:36 JINX Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
27-Nov-2014 16:18 Xindel X Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
29-Sep-2015 19:59 sandman56 Updated [Location]
11-Jun-2017 13:00 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Location]
23-Dec-2017 18:35 Nepa Updated [Operator]
25-Jun-2018 20:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Oct-2018 04:22 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
10-Jun-2019 18:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
16-Apr-2020 18:23 TB Updated [Location]

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