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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208455
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Type:Handley Page Hampden Mk I
Owner/operator:44 Squadron Royal Air Force (44 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L4046
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Corby Glen, 9 miles SE of Grantham, South Kesteven, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Handley Page Hampden Mk.I L4046, 44 Squadron, RAF Waddington: Written off (destroyed) 18/7/39 when became lost in cloud, ran out of fuel, crashed and exploded, near Corby Glen, 9 miles SE of Grantham, South Kesteven, Lincolnshire. All four crew were killed:

Flying Officer David Ivan Jobson (New Zealander, aged 26) killed
Sgt Pilot John Archibald Hawes (aged 26) killed
Acting Sgt Ernest Walter Jones (aged 21) killed
AC1 Ronald James Andrews (aged 20) killed

According to the official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine (July 27, 1939 page 84 - see link #5)

THE Air Ministry regrets to announce the following flying accidents:
F/O David Ivan Jobson, Sgt. John Archibald Hawes, Sgt. Ernest Walter Jones, and A/C.2 Ronald James Andrews, lost their lives in an accident-which occurred at Corby, Lincolnshire, on July 18, to an aircraft of No. 44 Squadron"


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain 1983)

Revision history:

30-Mar-2018 00:01 Dr. John Smith Added
30-Mar-2018 17:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
19-Oct-2018 13:21 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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