Accident Handley Page Hampden Mk I AT123,
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Date:Saturday 3 January 1942
Time:19:20 LT
Type:Handley Page Hampden Mk I
Owner/operator:106 Sqn RAF
Registration: AT123
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:North Sea near Terschelling, Friesland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire
Handley Page Hampden Mk.I AT123 (ZN-R) of 106 Squadron, RAF. Took off from RAF Coningsby at 16:50 hrs for a "Gardening" (mine laying) operation off the Frisian Islands, and failed to return. Lost without trace as not heard from after take off.
Over the Frisians, the aircraft was hit by the 6./Marine-Flak-Abteilung 246 battery Terschelling-Ost and crashed into the North Sea.

102537: Pilot Officer Donald Arthur Howard RAF, DFM (pilot) (NCO:745021 Commission Gazetted : Friday 29 August, 1941)
J/3271: Flying Officer Alexander James Fraser RCAF (Observer)
1375226: Sgt Albert Harry Gardner RAF (Wireless Op/Air Gunner, aged 26)
636348: Flt Sgt Kenneth McKenzie RAF DFM (aged 20)

Since no trace of the aircraft or its crew were ever found, all four are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.


7. Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
8. Rob Davis Bomber Command Losses Database

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
24 October 1939 L4175 106 Sqn RAF 0 near RAF Finningley, South Yorkshire w/o
8 July 1941 AD735 106 Sqn RAF 3 Heesch, NE of 's-Hertogenbosch, Noord-Brabant w/o

Revision history:

17-Oct-2017 19:59 Red Dragon Added
25-Dec-2017 08:50 XindelX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
06-Aug-2018 23:55 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Oct-2018 13:09 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
31-Oct-2019 19:04 TigerTimon Updated [Date, Time, Other fatalities, Phase, Source, Narrative]
31-Oct-2019 19:05 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]
15-Jun-2022 16:43 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
03-Jan-2024 07:37 Rob Davis Updated [Source, Narrative]

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