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Old 8th June 2019, 10:05
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Identify Hampder Bomber

Hi,

Who helping me with identify this Hampden bomber, which crash-landed probably in Holland ??

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Old 8th June 2019, 10:24
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Re: Identify Hampder Bomber

Michel,

Going thru the SLGO database, a candidate is AT130 of 420 Squadron (PT-S). Shot down in night of 21/22 Jan 1942, emergency landing at Sexbierum, Friesland. 4 crew POW.

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Old 8th June 2019, 10:31
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Re: Identify Hampder Bomber

leendert thanks for the quick answer.......

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Old 8th June 2019, 11:43
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Re: Identify Hampder Bomber

Hi Michel,

Yes this appears to be AT130, crew of four PoW. Entry in the NCA series:

Ofw. Hans Rasper: 7 5./NJG2 Wellington Sexbierum, 6 km NNE Harlingen (prob. Tiger): 4.000 m. 22.30 455 Sqn Hampden AT130. Note: coned by 1.-3./Res. Flakscheinw. Abt. 269, also claimed by Luftwaffe Flak of 1. & 2./Res. Flak Abt. 531, 2. & 3./Res. Flak Abt. 117, 3./Res. Flak Abt. 306 and 1./Res. Flak Abt. 334 (‘Hampden near Harlingen 22.30 hrs’) and by Marine Flak of 2./M. Flak Abt. 236 battery Delfzijl (‘Hampden near Pietersbierum 22.30 hrs’), Luftwaffe Flak and Flak searchlight claims confirmed by OKL on 27.6.1944, Marine Flak claim confirmed as 21st confirmed victory of M. Flak Abt. 236, confirmation date claim Ofw. Rasper unknown

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Old 8th June 2019, 17:52
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Re: Identify Hampder Bomber

Good afternoon Theo & Leendert

Don't let me die stupid.

But what is SLGO database and NCA series ?

Thank you !

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Old 8th June 2019, 18:48
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Re: Identify Hampder Bomber

Hello Horst,

-SGLO stands for Studie Groep Lucht Oorlog or Airwar Studygroup, a Dutch airwar research group. The database is:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/

-NCA stands for Nachtjagd Combat Archive, my current book project with Wingleader:

https://www.wingleader.co.uk/series/...combat-archive

Beste Grüsse, Theo
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Re: Identify Hampder Bomber

Hello,

21/22 January 1942
No.420 Sqn RCAF
Hampden I AT130:PT-S
Op: Emden

Hit by flak, force landed Sexbierum, Friesland.

39921 A/S/L (Pilot) Victor Thomas Lawrence WOOD* RAFO - PoW - 6B/21B/L3/No.1444
903077 Sgt (Nav.) Desmond de Largy GREALY RAFVR - PoW - 7A/L6/L4/No.90127
1305104 Sgt (W.Op.) David Gardiner SEMPLE RAFVR - PoW - 383/L7/No.90122
930272 Sgt (Air Gnr.) Robert Lewis BOTT RAFVR - PoW - 383/L7/No.120

* A/S/L V. T. L. Wood was an Australian serving in the RAF. Wood was granted a Short Service Commission in the RAF on 5 July, 1937. He hailed from Geelong, Victoria, and was O.C. "B" Flight, 420 Sqn RCAF at the time of his capture. Prior to joining 420 Sqn., he had served on 23, 610 Sqns, and 4 FFP, Filton.

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Re: Identify Hampder Bomber

Hi Guys,

Many thanks for the additional info about this plane.......

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Hello Horst,

-SGLO stands for Studie Groep Lucht Oorlog or Airwar Studygroup, a Dutch airwar research group. The database is:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/

-NCA stands for Nachtjagd Combat Archive, my current book project with Wingleader:

https://www.wingleader.co.uk/series/...combat-archive

Beste Grüsse, Theo
Good morning Theo !

Thank you very much for the explanation, which extends my horizon again .

Good luck !

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