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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 172477
Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Date:19-NOV-1939
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Hudson Mk I
Owner/operator:220 Squadron Royal Air Force (220 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N7284
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea, 4.5 miles off Seaham, County Durham -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Thornaby, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Thornaby, North Yorkshire
Narrative:
On 19 November 1939 the Hudson I N7284 of 220 Sqn RAF crashed in the North Sea 4.5 miles east of Seaham, County Durham, after air gunnery practice on sea markers, and was seen to sink by HMS Dalmarron in position 5450N 0110W. A search by the Seaham lifeboat failed to find any trace of the aircraft or crew, and later it was reported that the aircraft had been located by a trawler but no sign of the crew.

Both crew members, Pilot Officer Hubert John Keller (the pilot, a New Zealander, Service Number 36173, aged 20, from Taranaki) and Pilot Officer John Whyte Crichton Robertson (Service Number 41533, aged 20), are commemorated on Runnymede Memorial.

Sources:

1. "Coastal Command losses of the Second World War, vol 1. Aircraft and Crews losses 1939-1941", by Ross McNeill, ISBN 1-85780-128-8 page 19
2. http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/C27931
3. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2940392/robertson,-john-whyte-crichton/
4. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1802521/keller,-hubert-john/
5. https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/13984954049
6. http://wikimapia.org/#lang=fr&lat=54.833333&lon=-1.166667&z=10
7. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939a.htm
8. http://www.nelsam.org.uk/NEAR/Losses/Losses-WWII1939-40.htm

Media:

AL61A-147 Lockheed Hudson N7284 Burbank

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Dec-2014 00:33 Dr. John Smith Added
15-Jun-2015 06:59 Angel dick one Updated [Operator]
17-Nov-2015 07:12 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Nov-2015 18:43 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Source, Narrative]
07-Jan-2016 20:56 JIXN Updated [Operator]
06-Nov-2017 10:21 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type]
27-Apr-2018 16:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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