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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 193348
Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Date:01-AUG-1940
Time:night
Type:Handley Page Hampden Mk I
Owner/operator:44 Squadron Royal Air Force (44 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L4085
MSN: KM-A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cardigan Bay, Off Aberystwyth, Ceredigion -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Handley Page Hampden Mk.I L4085 (KM-A) of 44 Squadron, RAF Waddington: Ditched, 1/8/1940 into Cardigan Bay, off Aberystwyth, Ceredigion. Took off from RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire on the evening of 31/7/1940 on a "Gardening" (mine laying) operation off the Frisian Islands, Germany. Two crew rescued, two crew killed

Crew:
Sgt Edward Derrick Farmer (Service Number 565737, aged 26) killed
Sgt Cyril Edward Thomas Wood (Service Number 638499) killed
Sgt R.D Hobbs survived the ditching
Sgt D. Seager survived (Service Number 1254727) the ditching

Sources:

1. Air-Britain: Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999
2. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2359226/farmer,-edward-deryck/
3. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2437174/wood,-cyril-edward-thomas/
4. http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=L4085
5. https://www.backtonormandy.org/component/mtree/air-force-operations/airplanes-allies-and-axis-lost/hampden/26100-L40851940-08-01.html
6. http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/showthread.php/90283-Hampden-repaint-packages-by-JDTinballs!?p=912285&viewfull=1#post912285


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Feb-2017 21:07 ORD Added
23-Dec-2017 16:26 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Phase, Nature]
30-Jun-2018 20:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
22-Jul-2018 19:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
30-Oct-2018 04:23 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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