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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53836
Last updated: 17 November 2021
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Date:14-AUG-1940
Time:night
Type:Handley Page Hampden Mk I
Owner/operator:44 Squadron Royal Air Force (44 Sqn RAF)
Registration: P2077
MSN: KM-H
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Valom, Uithuizen, province of Groningen -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Handley Page Hampden Mk.I P2077 ("KM-H") of 44 Squadron, RAF Waddington. Lost on combat operations on night of 14/8/1940 when hit by Flak/AAA and crashed at Valom north of Uithuizen, Groningen, Netherlands. All four crew survived and became PoWs:

Pilot: Pilot Officer H.P. Clark, RCAF (Survived, became POW)
Navigator: Sgt. F.M. Wilkes, RAF (Survived, became POW)
Wireless Op: Sgt J.L. Brooks, RAF (Survived, became POW)
Air gunner: Sgt. G.E. Harris, RAF (Sruvived, became POW)

Sources:

1. http://www.nimh.nl/nl/images/1940%20sec_tcm5-7281.pdf
2. https://studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/13-14-08-1940-sglo-t0779-handley-page-hampden-mk-i-p2077-km/
3. https://www.backtonormandy.org/the-history/air-force-operations/airplanes-allies-and-axis-lost/hampden/30411-RAF12673.html
4. Photo of P2077 after crash: http://www.sbap.be/museum/waddington/waddington.htm
5. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?15518-RAF-Casualty-Packs-1939-45-Public-Access/page3
6. Public Record Office, National Airchives, Kew (File AIR 81/1389)
7. http://wo2-hoekschewaard.nl/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/register19401.pdf
8. https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?60076-Crashed-RAF-bomber-Ockenburg&p=965396#post965396


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
25-Jun-2018 21:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Oct-2018 04:24 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
21-Apr-2020 19:27 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location]

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