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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 196698
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:26-MAR-1940
Time:night
Type:Handley Page Hampden Mk I
Owner/operator:44 Squadron Royal Air Force (44 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L4102
MSN: KM-M
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:North Sea (Target: Elbe Estuary) -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
During the night of 25-26 March 1940, the Hampden I L4102 (KM-M) of 44 Sqn RAF did not return from a reconnaissance flight to the Elbe Estuary and disappeared in the North Sea with its four crew:

Sgt Stephen Alfred Williams (pilot, Service Number 580191. aged 23)
Sgt Albert Richard Jones (Service Number 566191, aged 23)
Sgt Raymond Wilfred Cross (Service Number 581037, aged 21)
AC.1 Anthony Creighton Hamman (Service Number 551348)

All are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

Sources:

1. "Bomber Command losses, vol 1. Aircraft and Crews lost during 1939-1940", by W R Chorley, ISBN 0-904597-85-7
2. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?21753-Air-81-Trance-4-Part-1-Air-81-1742-to-AIr-81-1999-Now-with-Open-Status
3. https://www.backtonormandy.org/component/mtree/air-force-operations/airplanes-allies-and-axis-lost/hampden/28425-RAF10687.html
4, https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1531720/williams,-stephen-alfred/
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1802247/jones,-albert-richard/
6. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1799233/hamman,-anthony-creighton/
7. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/231559/cross,-raymond-wilfred/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Jul-2017 06:44 Laurent Rizzotti Added
25-Jun-2018 19:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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