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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 174820
Last updated: 17 November 2021
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Date:21-JUN-1940
Time:23:30
Type:Handley Page Hampden Mk I
Owner/operator:61 Squadron Royal Air Force (61 Sqn RAF)
Registration: P4346
MSN: QR-N
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Jöllenbeck, 6 km NW of Bielefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hemswell, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Hemswell, Lincolnshire
Narrative:
Handley Page Hampden Mk.I P4346 (QR-N) of 61 Squadron, RAF Hamswell. Lost on combat operations on night of 21/6/1940 when shot down by German flak/AAA during an air raid on Schwerte, Germany. AAA shell hit and destroyed the horizontal tail. The machine could no longer hold its own in the air and crashed six kilometers northwest of the Bielefeld city center, near the district of Jöllenbeck, Three of the four crew were killed, one survived to be taken PoW. The deceased are buried at the British War Cemetery Reichswald, Germany.

Crew:
Flight Lt D. M. Barrett, survived, taken POW
Pilot Officer Jeffrey Guy Mitchell (Service Number 41862) KIA
Sgt Roland Houghton-Brown (Service Number 581100, aged 22) KIA
Sgt Charles Norman Webster (Service Number 631464, aged 19) KIA
R.I.P.

Sources:

1. http://www.spurensuche-owl.de/front_content.php?idart=154
2. https://www.backtonormandy.org/the-history/air-force-operations/airplanes-allies-and-axis-lost/hampden/24991-P43361940-06-10.html
3. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2040443/mitchell,-jeffrey-guy/
4. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2055613/houghton-brown,-roland/
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2046805/webster,-charles-norman/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Mar-2015 13:57 gerard57 Added
02-Jun-2015 13:26 BlB Updated [Operator, Departure airport]
11-Jun-2017 13:07 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Location]
23-Dec-2017 17:57 Nepa Updated [Operator]
29-Jun-2018 20:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Jun-2018 20:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Narrative]
03-Nov-2018 09:04 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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