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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213583
Last updated: 12 November 2021
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Date:22-APR-1940
Time:day
Type:Handley Page Hampden Mk I
Owner/operator:16 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (16 OTU RAF)
Registration: L4148
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:between Souldern and Fritwell, near Banbury, Oxfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Test
Departure airport:RAF Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
22 April 1940: Handley Page Hampden Mk.I L4148 16 OTU, RAF Upper Heyford. Written off (destroyed) when crashed between Souldern and Fritwell, near Banbury, Oxfrodshire. Both crew killed

Leading Aircraftman Robert HOLT RAF No. 570723
Age 20 and the son of Frederick and Grace Lilian Holt of Sheffield.
He is buried in Sec TA Grave 59, Tinsley Park Cemetery, Sheffield
Leading Aircraftman John Fisher DOBSON RAF No. 568823
Age 20 and the son of John and Evelyn Annie Dobson of Retford.
He is buried in Sec BD Grave 761, East Retford Cemetery

Sources:

1. Halley, J J, 1979, Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000 to L9999, page 24
2. http://www.theygavetheirtoday.com/raf-upper-heyford.html
3. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2413832/holt,-robert/
4. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2702912/dobson,-john-fisher/
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Souldern
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritwell


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Jul-2018 20:24 Dr. John Smith Added
27-Nov-2018 19:39 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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