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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208378
Last updated: 12 November 2021
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Type:Handley Page Hampden Mk I
Owner/operator:144 Squadron Royal Air Force (144 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L4128
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Caenby Corner, 10 miles North of Lincoln, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Hemswell, Linolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Hemswell, Linolnshire
Handley Page Hampden Mk.I L4128, 144 Squadron, RAF Hemswell: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 2/6/39 when crashed and caught fire, near Caenby Corner, West Lindsey, ten miles north of Lincoln, Lincolnshire, on approach to RAF Hemswell. All three crew killed:

Pilot Officer Hugh Salisbury James (pilot, Rhodesian, aged 19) killed
Sgt Harold Kinloch (aged 31) killed
AC1 Donald Eskburn Shimmin (aged 20) killed


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1983)
2. A Pride of Eagles: A History of the Rhodesian Air Force By Beryl Salt page 52

Revision history:

28-Mar-2018 19:26 Dr. John Smith Added
28-Mar-2018 19:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
17-Oct-2018 05:30 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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