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Old 16th May 2015, 18:03
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Re: Hampden crew claimed e/a probable 5/6 August 1940

Hello Brian

Some Hampden Accidents on those dates -

Co-incidentally there was a Hampden P4357 61 Sqn dived into the sea, engine failure was claimed, while on air firing practice, apparently at Skipsea Ranges, Yorks, on 5th August 1940, daytime?

There was a forced landing of Hereford/Hampden L6053 of 16 OTU on 6th August 1940, in Oxon.

Hampden L4187 106 Sqn on 7th August 1940 also dived into the ground at Lincolnshire and it was suggested that the pilot was blinded searchlights.

About a year later on 6th August 1941, a Hampden P4342 apparently of 25 OTU had to ditch during an air firing practice 2m ESE of Bridlington, it was claimed that the Pilot made a turn away, at a low altitude.


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