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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 15816
Last updated: 17 November 2021
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Date:28-JUN-1940
Time:night
Type:Handley Page Hampden Mk I
Owner/operator:61 Squadron Royal Air Force (61 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L4112
MSN: QR-T
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kiel Bay, Schleswig-Holstein -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hemswell, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Hemswell, Lincolnshire
Narrative:
Handley Page Hamoden Mk.I L4112 (QR-T) of 61 Squadron, RAF Henswell: lost on combat operations 28/6/1940. Airborne from Hemswell on a mine-laying operation in Kiel Bay, Schleswig Holstein (Wallflowers Region). Shot down by Krieg Marine Flak and crashed into the waters of Kiel Bay. One crew member killed, the other three survived to be taken as PoWs

Crew:
Pilot: Pilot Officer 40412 S.B. Morley RAF PoW No.106.
Pilot Officer 44066 N.E. Hore RAF PoW No.99.
Sgt 581188 B.D. McPherson PoW No.70.
W/op, Air Gunner: Sgt 532047 William Flight Anderson (aged 23) RAF killed.

Sgt Anderson is buried in Kiel War Cemetery. P/O N.E.Hope was interned in Camps L1/L3, PoW No.99 with P/O S.B.Morley, PoW No.106. Sgt B.D.McPherson in Camps L1/L6/357, PoW No.70.

Sources:

1. Air-Britain: Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999
2. http://www.epibreren.com/ww2/raf/61_squadron.html
3. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2356117/anderson,-william-flight/
4. https://www.backtonormandy.org/the-history/air-force-operations/airplanes-allies-and-axis-lost/hampden/24981-L41121940-06-28.html
5. https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?58034-looking-for-Handley-P-Hampden-P4375-crew&p=931286#post931286


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Mar-2008 13:20 JINX Added
23-Jun-2008 20:19 JINX Updated
16-Feb-2012 01:52 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Jul-2013 14:13 JINX Updated [Operator, Phase, Source, Narrative]
10-Jul-2015 19:36 Gloug Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport]
11-Jun-2017 13:09 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Location]
23-Dec-2017 17:57 Nepa Updated [Operator]
29-Jun-2018 21:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Nov-2018 09:05 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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