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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213675
Last updated: 17 November 2021
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Date:05-SEP-1940
Time:night
Type:Handley Page Hampden Mk I
Owner/operator:49 Squadron Royal Air Force (49 Sqn RAF)
Registration: P1347
MSN: EA-D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Pordic, Côtes-d'Armor department, Brittany -   France
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Scampton
Narrative:
Handley Page Hampden Mk.I P1347 (EA-D), crashed at Pordic, Côtes-d'Armor department, Brittany, (at approximate coordinates: 48°34′16″N, 2°48′59″W) with the loss of her crew, after being hit by anti-aircraft fire over Stettin, Germany, (now Szczecin, Poland) on the night of 4/5 September 1940. The crew all survived the crash, were captured and taken as PoWs. Crew of P1347 were:

Flying Officer Lewis Hodges (survived, captured, taken as POW)
Sergeant. S.J. Hitchings (survived, captured, taken as POW).
Sergeant. John Hugh Wyatt (survived, captured, taken as POW)
Sergeant. L.C. Turnbull (survived, captured, taken as POW).

Flying Officer Lewis Hodges and Sgt John Hugh Wyatt managed to escape captivity in April 1941, and escaped over the Pyrenees into Spain, from where they were repatriated.

Sources:

1. http://www.absa3945.com/Pertes%20Bretagne/Cotes%20Armor/pertes_raf_cotes_armor.html
2. https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205208459
3. https://www.backtonormandy.org/the-history/air-force-operations/airplanes-allies-and-axis-lost/hampden/16820-P13471940-09-05.html
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pordic


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Jul-2018 22:14 Dr. John Smith Added
28-Oct-2018 20:13 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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