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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 194929
Last updated: 17 November 2021
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Type:Handley Page Hampden Mk I
Owner/operator:44 Squadron Royal Air Force (44 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L4153
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3 miles south of Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Waddington
Destination airport:
The Hampden I L4153 of 44 Sqn RAF took off at 1825 hrs on 26 February 1940 from Waddington for an armed patrol sortie over the islands off the north-west German coast. These sorties were flown by Bomber Command aircraft since December to counter mine laying operations by German seaplanes operating from bases in the area. The aircraft ran short of fuel on the return flight and a crash landing was made at 0250 hrs on the 27th, 3 miles south of Grimsby, Lincolnshire. There was no casualty but the Hampden was damaged beyond repair. The airframe was later recoded 1888M and used as a ground instructional airframe.

Sqn Ldr N.B.Norris (pilot)
Sgt T.L.S.Smythe
Sgt P.Nixon
AC1 H.E.Preston.

"Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War, vol 1: Aircraft and Crew lost during 1939-1940", by W R Chorley. ISBN 0-904597-85-7

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20-Apr-2017 17:21 Laurent Rizzotti Added

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