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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53842
Last updated: 15 November 2021
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Date:10-AUG-1940
Time:22:58
Type:Handley Page Hampden Mk I
Owner/operator:144 Squadron Royal Air Force (144 Sqn RAF)
Registration: P4368
MSN: PL-K
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:IJsselmeer, off Kampen, Flevoland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hemswell, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Hemswell, Lincolnshire
Narrative:
Handley Page Hampden Mk.I P4368 (PL-K) of 144 Squadron, RAF. Lost on combat operations on 10/8/40, when crashed in the IJsselmeer near Kampen, Flevoland, Netherlands. (Target: Homberg, Germany). All four crew were killed:

Pilot: Pilot Officer W.F. Tudhope, DFC 41224 RAF Body Washed up at Schokland
Navigator Sgt. S.L.S Belton, DFM 581261 RAF Runnymede Memorial
W/Op AG Sgt. A.J. Griffiths 581384 RAF Runnymede Memorial
W/Op AG Sgt. D. MacKay 551045 RAF Runnymede Memorial

On 11/8/40, at the beginning of the Second World War, the Canadian pilot Bill Tudhope of the Royal Air Force lost its life over the Netherlands. His body was washed ashore two weeks later at the southern tip of Schokland. His three crew members and the plane have never been found. Four months later the ring dike of the Noordoostpolder was closed and the island of Schokland became dry land. There have been no drownings since; the last drowning person of Schokland was not a fisherman but an aviator. Tudhope is buried in Kampen.

Sources:

1. http://www.nimh.nl/nl/images/1940%20sec_tcm5-7281.pdf
2. https://studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/10-11-08-1940-sglo-t0772-handley-page-hampden-mk-i-p4368-pl/
3. https://www.backtonormandy.org/the-history/air-force-operations/airplanes-allies-and-axis-lost/hampden/21657-P43681940-08-11.html
4. https://www.flevolanderfgoed.nl/home/erfgoed/noordoostpolder-2/vliegtuigwrakken-3/handley-page-hampden-mk-i-p4368.html
5. https://www.omroepflevoland.nl/nieuws/135946/schokland-herdenkingspaal-voor-canadese-piloot-tudhope
6. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2820535/tudhope,-william-frank/
7. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1083777/belton,-spencer-lewis-smith/
8. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1798886/griffiths,-arthur-james/
9. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1079449/mackay,-duncan/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
04-Apr-2011 14:35 Anon. Updated [Embed code]
11-Oct-2011 10:25 Hollestelle Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative]
25-Oct-2012 10:25 Hollestelle Updated [Time, Phase, Narrative]
07-Feb-2013 05:35 Anon. Updated [[Time, Phase, Narrative]]
30-Jun-2018 21:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Oct-2018 05:34 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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