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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53833
Last updated: 7 December 2021
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Time:03:30 LT
Type:Handley Page Hampden Mk I
Owner/operator:49 Squadron Royal Air Force (49 Sqn RAF)
Registration: P1333
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Alphen, Noord Brabant, near Breda -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Scampton
Handley Page Hampden Mk.I P1333 (EA-F) of 49 Squadron, RAF Scampton. Lost on combat operations on 17/8/1940 when crash-landed on returning from a raid on Merseburg, Germany. Took off from RAF Scampton at 22:30 on 16/8/40, and came down at Alphen, Noord-Brabant, near Breda, Netherlands at 03:30 LT. All four crew on board survived, and were taken as PoWs:

Pilot Sgt. M.G.P Stretton RAF Survived POW
Navigator Sgt. C.H. Butcher RAF Survived POW
W/Op AG AC.2 F.H. Lindesay RAF Survived POW
W/Op AG Sgt. K.N. Farrow RAF Survived POW




Handley Page Hampden Mk.I P1333 (EA-F) of 49 Squadron, RAF being loaded with bombs at Scampton, Summer 1940 Royal Air Force Bomber Command, 1939-1941. CH262

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
30-Jun-2018 22:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
28-Oct-2018 20:12 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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