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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22475
Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Date:05-AUG-1940
Time:
Type:Handley Page Hampden Mk I
Owner/operator:61 Squadron Royal Air Force (61 Sqn RAF)
Registration: P4357
MSN: QR-P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea, near Skipsea Ranges, off Bridlington, East Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hemswell, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Handley Page Hampden Mk.I P4357 (QR-P) of 61 Sqaudron, RAF Hemswell: Lost 5/8/40: The aircraft was on an air firing practice exercise when it suffered an engine failure and then dived into the North Sea near the Skipsea Ranges, off Bridlington, East Yorkshire. One of the crew of three was killed:

Crew
Sgt H S Blakeman pilot (injured),
Sgt J L Shardlow air gunner (injured),
Sgt George Hugh McCrory air gunner (Service Number 580666, aged 19, killed)

Sources:

1. Air-Britain: Royal Air Force Aircraft P1000-R9999
2. https://www.backtonormandy.org/component/mtree/air-force-operations/airplanes-allies-and-axis-lost/hampden/30292-RAF12554.html
3. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1079218/mccrory,-george-hugh/
4. https://www.ancientfaces.com/person/george-hugh-mccrory/164506048
5. http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showpost.php?p=200847&postcount=10


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Aug-2008 01:36 Anon. Added
16-Feb-2012 01:06 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
18-Jul-2012 12:32 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
09-Aug-2013 11:24 JINX Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
30-Jun-2018 21:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Nov-2018 09:06 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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