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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 15817
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:15-APR-1940
Time:night
Type:Handley Page Hampden Mk I
Owner/operator:61 Squadron Royal Air Force (61 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L4113
MSN: QR-O
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:East Frisian Islands, off Cuxhaven, Saxony -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hemswell, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Hemswell
Narrative:
Hampden Mk.I L4113 "QR-O" of 61 Sqn., RAF. "Gardening" (Minelaying) mission to Elbe estuary. Lost without trace on night of 14-15 April 1940. One source gives the last reported position of the aircraft as near to the East Frisian Islands, off Cuxhaven, Saxony, Germany (at approximate co-ordinates 5344′ 0″ N, 725′ 0″ E).

All four Crew killed:
Sgt 563099 Victor Emanuel RAF killed.
Sgt 565877 Ronald Etheridge RAF killed.
Sgt 515180 James Atkinson RAF killed.
AC.1 531827 Peter Gladstone Graham RAF killed.

Sources:

1. James J Halley, Air-Britain: Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/141 https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14141891
4. http://www.oldhaltonians.co.uk/pages/rememb/ROH/19.htm
5. http://www.rafcommands.com/archives/air-81-raf-casualty-packs-1939-45-part-1/
6. http://www.oldhaltonians.co.uk/pages/rememb/ROH/E.htm
7. https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/threads/13s.16114/page-88
8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Frisian_Islands
9. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1269605/emanuel,-victor/
10. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1269666/etheridge,-ronald/
11. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1083061/atkinson,-james/
12. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1798658/graham,-peter-gladstone/
13. https://www.wwwmp.co.uk/carmarthenshire-memorials/trimsaran-war-memorial/
14. https://internationalbcc.co.uk/losses/atkinson-j-180/
15. http://www.bomber-command.info/c61hamloss.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Mar-2008 15:46 JINX Added
26-Jan-2012 13:38 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
14-Jul-2013 08:56 JINX Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
09-Jan-2015 01:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Country, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Jan-2015 01:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
02-Feb-2015 16:50 Newton Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
08-Jun-2019 20:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Source, Narrative]

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