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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212960
Last updated: 17 November 2021
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Date:27-AUG-1940
Time:morning
Type:Handley Page Hampden Mk I
Owner/operator:50 Squadron Royal Air Force (50 Sqn RAF)
Registration: P1317
MSN: VN-J
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2 miles South of RAF Hemswell, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Lindholme, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Lindholme, North Yorkshire
Narrative:
Handley Page Hampden Mk.I P1317 (VN-J) of 50 Squadron, RAF Lindholme. Lost on combat operations on the morning of 26/8/1940. (Target: Leipzig-Mockau). All four crew survived. According to the 50 Sqaudron diary (ORB - Air Ministry Form 540) for the period

"26/27 August - Bombing,
LEIPZIG- MOCKAU and River EMMS

In the early evening, six aircraft took-off to bomb the aerodrome at LEIPZIG-MOCKAU and adjacent aircraft component factories. Three aircraft found and bombed the primary target, two bombed alternate targets and all 5 returned to base safely. A sixth aircraft, Hampden P1317 was damaged by Flak over the target in the Starboard fuel system and crashed in a field when Starboard engine cut 2 miles South of Hemswell, while returning to base. No injuries reported, Crew of Hampden P1317:

Sgt.Bryce,
Sgt. Abbott,
AC.1 Green and
Sgt. Harney.

Aircraft written-off (damaged beyond economic repair). A seventh aircraft, P4287 was detailed to bomb an aqueduct carrying the Dortmund EMS canal over the river EMS North of Munster but failed to locate the target and returned to base with bombs aboard

Sources:

1. http://www.no-50-and-no-61-squadrons-association.co.uk/app/download/5802508903/50+SQUADRON+ORB+1939+1943+Revision+1.pdf
2. http://www.bcar.org.uk/1940-incident-logs
3. https://www.backtonormandy.org/component/mtree/air-force-operations/airplanes-allies-and-axis-lost/hampden/25720-P13171940-08-27.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Jul-2018 21:43 Dr. John Smith Added
06-Jul-2018 21:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
12-Nov-2018 19:08 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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