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Hampden - Aircraft Details - Aviation Directory

Hampden


Name : Hampden
Manufacturer : Handley Page
Retired : 1942
Number Built : 1500

The Handley Page HP.52 Hampden was a twin-engine medium bomber built for the Royal Air Force and was used by Bomber Command in the early years of world war two. Along with the other medium bombers the Whitley and Wellington, the Hampden bore the brunt of the early bombing war over Europe, taking part in the first night raid on Berlin and the first 1,000-plane raid on Cologne. The newest of the three medium bombers, the Hampden was known as the Flying Suitcase because of its cramped crew conditions. A total of 226 Hampdens were in service with eight Royal Air Force squadrons by the start of the Second World War. Despite its speed and agility, in operational use the Hampden was no match for the fighters of the Luftwaffe (ME109 and FW 190) and the Hampdens role as a day bomber was brief, but Hampdens continued to operate at night on bombing raids over Germany and in mine laying (code-named gardening) in the North Sea. Almost half of the Hampdens built 714, were lost on operations, witht he loss of 1,077 crew killed and another 739 missing. German flak accounted for 108; with one Hampden being lost due to German Barrage balloons; 263 Hampdens crashed due to a variety of causes, and 214 others were classed as missing. Luftwaffe pilots claimed 128 Hampdens, shooting down 92 at night. The Hampden soon became obsolete for its roll as a medium modern bomber, after operating mainly at night, it was retired from Bomber Command service in late 1942. but continued with Coastal Command throughout 1943 as a long-range Torpedo Bomber (the Hampden TB Mk I which carried the Mk XII torpedo in an open bomb-bay and a single 500lb (230kg) bomb under each wing) The Hampden was also used by the Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Pilots and Aircrew for : Hampden
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Allanson, G.
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   Died : 5 / 4 / 1941
Allanson, G.


Anderson, R.
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Anderson, R.


Asbrey, G. F.
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   Died : 11 / 3 / 1941
Asbrey, G. F.


Ashurst, F.
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   Died : 9 / 4 / 1941
Ashurst, F.


Badcock, J.
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Badcock, J.


Bailey, F. C.
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Bailey, F. C.


Baird, W. J.
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Baird, W. J.

Sergeant W.J.Baird of No.49 Squadron was taken prisoner on February 4th 1941.
Ball,
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Ball,


Barclay, J. B.
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   Died : 15 / 2 / 1941
Barclay, J. B.


Barker, D. W. F.
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   Died : 12 / 2 / 1941
Barker, D. W. F.


Batchelor,
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Batchelor,


Bates, G. M.
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Bates, G. M.


Beattie, Brian
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Beattie, Brian

Having served at 489 Coastal Command flying torpedo carrying Hampdens, he later joined Des Curtis at 248 Sqn where he also flew the Tse-Tse firing Mosquito.
Bentley, J. H.
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Bentley, J. H.


Blower,
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Blower,


Bond, E. G. M.
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Bond, E. G. M.


Bottomley, G.
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Bottomley, G.


Brames, R.
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   Died : 22 / 3 / 1941
Brames, R.


Brand, D.
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   Died : 17 / 1 / 1941
Brand, D.

Sergeant D.Brand of No.83 Squadron was killed on January 17th 1941. His Hampden (AD731) was shot down into the sea off Norfolk. He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.
Breene, P. J.
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Breene, P. J.


Brooks, A. B.
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Brooks, A. B.


Brown, W.
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   Died : 5 / 4 / 1941
Brown, W.


Brown, W. A.
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Brown, W. A.


Bryceson, A. L.
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Bryceson, A. L.


Burnett, Wilf
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   Died : 26 / 11 / 2006
Burnett, Wilf

Canadian Wilf Burnett joined the RAF before the war and at the outbreak of hostilities was flying Hampdens. He completed his first tour of 30 operations in September 1940, flying with 49 Sqn at Scampton. His crew had bombed invasion barges in the Channel ports, mined enemy waters, operated against the Ruhr, and taken part in the first raids against Berlin. In July 1941 he was posted to 408 (Goose) Sqn RCAF, at Syerston, where one night in January 1942, returning from Hamburg, their Hampden crashed in extreme weather. Wilf was the sole survivor, and he was hospitalised. Recovering he was accepted to command 138 (Special Duties) Sqn at Tempsford who were engaged in dropping agents and supplies to the Resistance in occupied countries flying Halifaxes, later Stirlings. He died 26th November 2006.

Wilf Burnett signing the print - A Hard Lesson to Learn - by Adrian Rigby


Burrough, T. N. C.
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Burrough, T. N. C.


Butterworth, J.
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   Died : 11 / 2 / 1941
Butterworth, J.

Sergeant J.Butterworth of No.49 Squadron was killed on February 11th 1941. His Hampden (AD719) was shot down by an intruder and crashed near Grange Farm in Sudbrooke, Lincoln.
Byrne, T. P.
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Byrne, T. P.


Caldwell, D. A.
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   Died : 11 / 2 / 1941
Caldwell, D. A.

Sergeant D.A.Caldwell was killed on February 11th 1941.His Hampden (AD719) was shot down by an intruder and crashed near Grange Farm in Sudbrooke, Lincoln.
Calvert,
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Calvert,


Cameron, J.
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   Died : 14 / 3 / 1941
Cameron, J.


Campbell, K. S.
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   Died : 9 / 4 / 1941
Campbell, K. S.


Carter, C. W.
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Carter, C. W.


Cassels, J R
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   Died : 19 / 12 / 2008
Cassels, J R

No's 14, 29, 98, 106, 125, 139 (Jamaica), and 162 Squadrons. "April, 1941 - Enlisted in Edinburgh and accepted for pilot training. April 1941 to April 1942 - No 4 I.TW. Paignton, No 9 E.F.T.S. Ansty, Coventry, No 12 S.F.T.S. Spittlegate, Grantham, (22/01/1941 Received wings as Sgt. Pilot) No 14 O.T.U. Cottesmore flying Hampdens. April 1942 - No 106 Squadron, RAF Coningsby commanded by Wing Commander Guy Gibson, DSO, DFC. I was second pilot on Manchesters and did 4 operational sorties. Converted to Lancasters as first pilot and did 26 operational sorties, including Le Creusot raid on 17 October '42, between June and December 1942. Final sortie on 8 December 1942. December 1942 to March 1943 - Survived several attempts to turn me into a flying instructor. March 1943 - No 1485 Conversion Unit ie. No 5 Group Gunnery Flight training air gunners. October- November 1943 - No 1655 Mosquito Training Unit. November 1943 to June 1944 - No 8 Group, Pathfinder Force - No 139 (Jamaica) Squadron. H2S Mosquito Marking Squadron, RAF Wyton and Upwood. Completed 44 operational sorties before ending up interned in Sweden. 12 June 1944 to 20th September 1944 interned at Falun, Sweden. October 1944 to June 1945 - rejoined No 139 (Jamaica) Squadron at RAF Upwood after an air crew medical where a Group Captain M.0. told me that, as I was warm and my goolies didn't drop oftwhen I coughed, I was back to war. Completed 46 operational sorties before V.E. day. Total sorties on 139 squadron 90. June 1945 to July 1946 - Transport Command, No 162 Squadron flying Mosquitos (ALDS ic, Air Delivery Letter Service) RAF Blackbush. August 1946 to February 1950 - No's 14 and 98 Squadrons, No 139 Wing, RAFO, at RAF Wahn and Celle. February 1950 to August 1950 - abortive EIPS Course. August 1950 to October 1951 - Air Traffic Controllers Course and ATC Officer at RAFWest Raynham. November 1951 to October 1952 - No 29 Night Fighter Squadron, RAF Tangmere. Meteor NFXI. October 1952 to April 1953 - Air Ministry and All Weather Wing, RAF West Raynliam. April 1953 to November 1955 - No 12 Group Headquarters, Group Accidents Officer. November 1955 to April 1957 - No 125 Night Fighter squadron, RAF Stradishall, Meteor NFM and Venom NF. April 1957 to August 1959 - Eastern Sector Operations Centre, Recovery Executive. RAF Neatishead. October 1959 to July 1962 - Hg FEAF, Joint Intelligence Staff. Commissioner Generals Office and RAF Changi. July 1962 to March 1965 - No 3 Group Hg, OC HQ Unit and RAF Liaison Officer to USAF Mildenhall. Retired from RAF as Squadron Leader March 1965. Employed by Airwork Services Ltd, as pilot. March 1965. March 1965 to August 1970 - No 3 (Civilian Anti Aircraft Unit) Exeter Airport. Vampire TX1 and Meteor T=. September 1970 to April 1977 - FRADU ( Fleet Requirements Air Defence Unit) RNAS Yeovilton. Hunter GAII and Mk 8. September 1977. Aged 55. RN age limit for fast jet flying. September 1970. Commissioned in RA17VR M. September 1970 to May 1982 - No 4 AEF, Exeter Airport, Chipmunk. Retired from RAFVRM aged 60, May 1982. Total Flying Hours - 11,300 Ins. Sadly passed away 19th December 2008.
Caunter-Jackson, F. A.
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Caunter-Jackson, F. A.


Chanin, R. A.
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   Died : 10 / 2 / 1941
Chanin, R. A.

Sergeant R.A.Chanin was killed on February 10th 1941. He was flying in Hampden (P4405) when it crashed into Bluestone plantation in Norfolk after calling for assistance.
Cheesman, R. F.
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   Died : 5 / 4 / 1941
Cheesman, R. F.


Chipperfield, G. F.
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   Died : 9 / 4 / 1941
Chipperfield, G. F.


Clarke, R. W. T.
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   Died : 2 / 3 / 1941
Clarke, R. W. T.


Colson, F. A.
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   Died : 4 / 2 / 1941
Colson, F. A.

Sergeant F.A.Colson of No.106 Squadron was killed on February 4th 1941. His Hampden (AD750) crashed near Nantes, and he was buried at the Pont-du-Cens communal cemetery.
Cook, George
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Cook, George

A WOP/AG on Hampdens with 49 Sqn, where he completed 33 Ops. He completed the 2 thousand bomber raids to Cologne and Essen. He then went out to SEAC with 205 Sqn where he completed a full tour of 1000 hours on Operations in a Catalina hunting Japanese submarines.
Cooper, K. G.
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   Died : 2 / 3 / 1941
Cooper, K. G.


Cox, A. D.
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   Died : 2 / 3 / 1941
Cox, A. D.


Crouch, D. A. D.
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   Died : 4 / 3 / 1941
Crouch, D. A. D.


Cruickshank, D. A.
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   Died : 11 / 2 / 1941
Cruickshank, D. A.

Sergeant D.A.Cruickshank of No.49 Squadron was killed on February 11th 1941. His Hampden (X3001) was shot down by a night fighter, north of Alkmaar in Holland, where Cruickshank was then buried.
Curley, J. G.
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   Died : 9 / 4 / 1941
Curley, J. G.


Curtis, Ron
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Curtis, Ron

Qualifying as an Observer in 1941, Ron joined 144 Squadron on Hamdens before transferring to 44 Squadron at Waddington as a Navigator on Lancasters. At the end of the 1942 he moved to Marham, converting to Mosquitos, and in 1943 was posted to 109 Squadron equipped with Oboe as part of the Pathfinder Force. He flew 104 Oboe operations and 139 ops in total, and was widely credited with helping advance development of the Oboe system.
Dainty, E.
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Dainty, E.


Darnell, F. E.
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Darnell, F. E.


Dixon, B.
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Dixon, B.


Donnelly, J. G.
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   Died : 9 / 4 / 1941
Donnelly, J. G.


Dunkling, E. W.
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Dunkling, E. W.


Dyke,
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Dyke,


Eastwood, R. I.
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Eastwood, R. I.

Sergeant R.I.Eastwood of No.49 Squadron was taken prisoner on February 4th 1941.
Eden, L. R.
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   Died : 4 / 4 / 1941
Eden, L. R.


Ellis, R.
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   Died : 22 / 3 / 1941
Ellis, R.


Emmerson, L.
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   Died : 27 / 2 / 1941
Emmerson, L.


Essex, V. T.
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   Died : 4 / 3 / 1941
Essex, V. T.


Evans, L. R.
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   Died : 4 / 4 / 1941
Evans, L. R.


Fisher, H. E.
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Fisher, H. E.


Fletcher, A.
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Fletcher, A.


Foster, W. A.
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   Died : 7 / 4 / 1941
Foster, W. A.


Franco, J. L.
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   Died : 4 / 2 / 1941
Franco, J. L.

Sergeant J.L.Franco of No.106 Squadron was killed on February 4th 1941. His Hampden (AD750) crashed near Nantes, and he was buried at the Pont-du-Cens communal cemetery.
Frutiger, W. E.
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   Died : 10 / 2 / 1941
Frutiger, W. E.

Flight Lieutenant W.E.Frutiger was killed on February 10th 1941. He was flying in Hampden (P4405) when it crashed into Bluestone plantation in Norfolk after calling for assistance.
Gapp, R. A.
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Gapp, R. A.

Flight Sergeant R.A.Gapp was killed on February 10th 1941. He was flying in Hampden (P4405) when it crashed into Bluestone plantation in Norfolk after calling for assistance.
Gibson, Guy Penrose
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   Died : 19 / 9 / 1944
Gibson, Guy Penrose

Leader of the Dambusters Raid for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross. He had served with No.83 Sqn on Hinds and Hampdens, then No.29 Sqn on Blenheims and Beaufighters. Later he joined No.106 Sqn on Manchesters and Lancasters before flying with No.617 Sqn for the Dambusters raid. He was killed when his Mosquito crashed on 19th September 1944.
Glenn, George
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Glenn, George

During 1941 he flew as a Pilot on Hampden Bombers with 144 Sqn before joining the Path Finder Force on Mosquitos and serving with 139 Sqn as part of part of the Light Night Strike Force and completing a total of 83 Operations by the end of the war in Europe
Glennie, D. G.
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   Died : 9 / 4 / 1941
Glennie, D. G.


Good, K.
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   Died : 4 / 3 / 1941
Good, K.


Gough, M.
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   Died : 2 / 3 / 1941
Gough, M.


Grainger, R. L.
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   Died : 14 / 3 / 1941
Grainger, R. L.


Green, J. H.
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Green, J. H.


Grosvenor, T.
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Grosvenor, T.


Guest, R.
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   Died : 1 / 2 / 1941
Guest, R.


Hall, G.
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   Died : 2 / 3 / 1941
Hall, G.


Hanslip, R. J. N.
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Hanslip, R. J. N.


Harrison, C. B.
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   Died : 30 / 3 / 1941
Harrison, C. B.


Harrison, R. N.
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   Died : 21 / 3 / 1941
Harrison, R. N.


Harrsion, R. N.
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Harrsion, R. N.


Hartop, W. C.
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Hartop, W. C.


Hawkes, T. R. H.
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Hawkes, T. R. H.

Sergeant T.R.H.Hawkes of No.49 Squadron was taken prisoner on February 4th 1941.
Hawthorne, J. T.
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   Died : 1 / 2 / 1941
Hawthorne, J. T.

Sergeant J.T.Hawthorne of No.61 Squadron was killed on February 1st 1941. His Hampden (P1328) was caught in a snow storm and crashed at Willingham.
Healing, F. D.
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Healing, F. D.


Hill, J. E.
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Hill, J. E.

Sergeant J.E.Hill was killed on February 10th 1941. He was flying in Hampden (P4405) when it crashed into Bluestone plantation in Norfolk after calling for assistance.
Hodgson, P. B.
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Hodgson, P. B.


Hollingshead, M. A.
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   Died : 7 / 4 / 1941
Hollingshead, M. A.


Holman, E. J.
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   Died : 5 / 4 / 1941
Holman, E. J.


Homard, L. W.
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Homard, L. W.

Sergeant L.W.Homard of No.49 Squadron was taken prisoner on February 4th 1941.
House, D.V.
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   Died : 17 / 1 / 1941
House, D.V.

Sergeant D.V.House of No.83 Squadron was killed on January 17th 1941. His Hampden (AD731) was shot down into the sea off Norfolk. He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.
Inniss, G. H. F.
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   Died : 4 / 2 / 1941
Inniss, G. H. F.

Pilot Officer G.H.F.Inniss of No.106 Squadron was killed on February 4th 1941. His Hampden (AD750) crashed near Nantes, and he was buried at the Pont-du-Cens communal cemetery.
Irving, H.
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Irving, H.


Jackson, A. E.
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   Died : 7 / 4 / 1941
Jackson, A. E.


Jackson, L.
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Jackson, L.


James, C. B.
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James, C. B.


Johnston, D. T.
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   Died : 13 / 3 / 1941
Johnston, D. T.


Jones, R. J.
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Jones, R. J.


Lambourne, R. G. L.
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   Died : 1 / 4 / 1941
Lambourne, R. G. L.


Lane, D.
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   Died : 11 / 3 / 1941
Lane, D.


Laverack, E. T.
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   Died : 9 / 4 / 1941
Laverack, E. T.


Learoyd, Roderick
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   Died : 24 / 1 / 1996
Learoyd, Roderick

On the day that war was declared Rod Learoyd was on patrol flying Hampdens with 49 Sqn. Continually involved with low level bombing, on the night of 12th August 1940, he and four other aircraft attempted to breach the heavily defended Dortmund - Ems canal. Of the four other aircraft on the mission, two were destroyed and the other two were badly hit. Learoyd took his plane into the heavily defended target at only 150 feet, in full view of the searchlights, and with flak barrage all around. He managed to get his very badly damaged aircraft back to England, where he circled until daybreak when he finally landed the aircraft without inflicting more damage to it, or injuring any of his crew. For his supreme courage that night he was awarded the Victoria Cross. He later joined 44 Sqn with the first Lancasters, and then commanded 83 Sqn. He died 24th January 1996.



Citation for the Victoria Cross, gazetted 20th August 1940.

This officer, as first pilot of a Hampden aircraft, has repeatedly shown the highest conception of his duty and complete indifference to personal danger in making attacks at the lowest altitudes regardless of opposition. On the night of I2th August, 1940, he was detailed to attack a special objective on the Dortmund-Ems Canal. He had attacked this objective on a previous occasion and was well aware of the risks entailed. To achieve success it was necessary to approach from a direction well known to the enemy, through a lane of especially disposed anti-aircraft defences, and in the face of the most intense point blank fire from guns of all calibres. The reception of the preceding aircraft might well have deterred the stoutest heart, all being hit and two lost. Flight Lieutenant Learoyd nevertheless made his attack at 150 feet, his aircraft being repeatedly hit and large pieces of the main planes torn away. He was almost blinded by the glare of many searchlights at close range but pressed home this attack with the greatest resolution and skill. He subsequently brought his wrecked aircraft home and, as the landing flaps were inoperative and the undercarriage indicators out of action, waited for dawn in the vicinity of his aerodrome before landing, which he accomplished without causing injury to his crew or further damage to the aircraft. The high courage, skill and determination, which this officer has invariably displayed on many occasions in the face of the enemy, sets an example which is unsurpassed.
London Gazette, 1940.

Leitch, T. D.
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   Died : 11 / 3 / 1941
Leitch, T. D.


Lerwill,
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Lerwill,


Little, T. W.
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   Died : 11 / 3 / 1941
Little, T. W.


Lloyd, N. M.
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Lloyd, N. M.


Loates, H. G.
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   Died : 2 / 3 / 1941
Loates, H. G.


Lowe, Drane
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Lowe, Drane

Joining the RAF in August 1935 he completed pilot training and was posted to 49 Sqn flying Hawker Hinds as a light bomber. At the outbreak of war he took part in the early bombing raids over France, flying Hampdens and then Wellingtons on missions over occupied Europe. Fully operational until mid 1941, he was then posted to OTU at Cottesmore and Finningley as an instructor. After a long and distinguished career, including a spell flying Canberras, he retired from the RAF in 1965.
Lowe, F
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Lowe, F

Joined the RAFVR in 1938 and started flying training at Kidlington. He was posted to 16 OTU, Upper Heyford in July 1940 where he completed a course on Ansons and Hampdens. Later he retrained as a staff pilot until he was posted to CTS Finningsley in November 1940, before transferring to 49 Sqdn. Scampton in December 1940. He flew a tour of 30 bombing and minelaying operations on Hampdens before returning to 16 OTU, Upper Heyford in July 1941 as instructor on Ansons and Hampdens and then as staff pilot on Air Firing Training Flights, using Hampdens, Lysanders and Wellington aircraft. On 28 July 1942, he was detailed to captain a Wellington on a thousand bomber raid on Hamburg, with a pupil crew. Although recalled due to bad weather, the trainee WOP failed to receive the signal and the aircraft was shot down by an Me110. Three crew were killed and three bailed out including the second pilot who was later one of the 50 shot after the Great Escape from Stalag Luft 3. Chatting to his twin brother (a Spitfire PRU Pilot) after the end of the war they discovered that he had taken a photograph of a Prisoner of War camp near Bremen, where he was held near to the end of the war. At that time, of course, he had no idea that he was a prisoner in the very same camp! Frank returned to the UK in May 1945 and subsequently was demobbed in January 1946.
Lowson, W. H.
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   Died : 12 / 2 / 1941
Lowson, W. H.


Lyon, C. J.
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   Died : 22 / 3 / 1941
Lyon, C. J.


MacCallum, D.
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MacCallum, D.


Mackie, Norman
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   Died : 1 / 1 / 2003
Mackie, Norman

Joining the RAF in 1940 he was posted in April 1941 to 83 Sqn at Scampton flying Hampdens and Manchesters, joining OTU as an instructor on Wellingtons in March 1942. He then rejoined 83 Sqn now at Wyton as a Pathfinder flying Lancasters until he was shot down by German Night Fighters in March 1943. Having been captured he escaped to Switzerland and after a period there managed to return to Britain through France and Spain. In May 1944 he joined 571 Sqn flying Mosquitoes with the Light Night Strike Force taking part in many of the units operations over Western Germany. He left the RAF in December 1967.He died 1st January 2003.
MacKinnon, R.
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   Died : 2 / 3 / 1941
MacKinnon, R.


Macrossan, H. M.
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   Died : 5 / 4 / 1941
Macrossan, H. M.


Masters, H.
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Masters, H.

Sergeant H.Masters of No.144 Squadron was flying in Hampden (P4359) on February 9th 1941 when it crashed and burst into flames and was abandoned at Taverham Park in the early morning. His position was unknown due to an unserviceable wireless.
Matthews, J. H.
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   Died : 5 / 4 / 1941
Matthews, J. H.


McCarthy, Joseph Charles
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   Died : 6 / 9 / 1998
McCarthy, Joseph Charles

In March 1943, a special Royal Air Force (RAF) unit, 617 Squadron, was created to try a new tactic--low altitude bombing using deep penetration bombs that weighed from 9,500 to 22,000 pounds. Their first targets were three dams in the Ruhr industrial area of western Germany: the Mohne, the Eder, and the Sorpe. These dams supplied water for Ruhr steel mills and hydroelectric power. Twenty Avro Lancaster bombers were specially modified for this mission to carry a new, rotating skip bomb that would bounce across the lake, sink, and then explode at the base of the dam. So secret was the dambusting mission, that the pilots and navigators were briefed only the day before as to the actual targets. The three dams were struck, and two were breached, on the night of 16 May 1943. "Joe " McCarthy, from Long Island, New York, was an original member of 617 Squadron. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) in 1941 and soon transferred with his crew to RAF Bomber Command. From 1941 until late 1944, he flew the Hampden, Manchester, Lancaster, and Mosquito bombers and compiled a total of 80 combat missions. As Officer Commanding, German Aircraft Flight, he tested and flew over 20 different German aircraft, which had been taken from captured German airfields back to Farnborough for extensive engineering evaluation. During this period, McCarthy flew the first British operational jet, the Meteor, and the experimental Windsor bomber. Upon returning to Edmonton, Canada, he continued flight testing a variety of aircraft for cold weather operations as well as the experimental Canadian flying wing. During 28 years in the RCAF, he flew 64 different British, American, German, and Canadian aircraft. Later assignments included base executive officer for an F-86 NATO installation in France; Commander, Flying Training School, RCAF Station Penhold, Canada; and Commanding Officer of the 407 Maritime Squadron, flying the P2V Neptune. From 1961 to 1962, he was Chief of Air Operations for the United Nations' forces in the Congo, and from 1963 to 1966, worked in plans and policy for CINCLANT/CINCLANTFLT. Wing Commander McCarthy's final assignment was as base operations officer for two maritime squadrons flying the Argus antisubmarine warfare aircraft in Nova Scotia. He retired from the RCAF in 1969 and, after a second career in real estate, fully retired in 1986. Passed away 6th September 1998.
McVie, W. A.
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McVie, W. A.


Melville, A. M.
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   Died : 27 / 2 / 1941
Melville, A. M.


Miller, W. E.
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   Died : 21 / 3 / 1941
Miller, W. E.


Murray, A. M.
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   Died : 4 / 4 / 1941
Murray, A. M.


Newhouse, H.
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Newhouse, H.


Nicoll, Alan
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Nicoll, Alan

Joined the RAF in February 1939 and trained as an Observer (Navigator). His first posting was to 44 Squadron newly equipped with the Hampden bomber at RAF Waddington. When war was declared on 3rd September 1939 he was immediately involved in operations flying that night on the very first sortie of WW2. By the end of 1940 he had completed a full tour of 37 raids before being commissioned and selected for advanced navigation training in Canada. He was subsequently posted to Rhodesia as a navigational instructor and examiner. He completed Pilot training before returning to the UK where he qualified as a Sunderland flying boat Captain serving at Calshot and Pembroke Dock. In 1956 he took the last RAF aircraft to moor up in the Pool of London for "Battle of Britain" celebrations. A posting to RAF Seletar (Singapore) followed where Sunderlands were finally retired from service in 1959. He then served on Shackletons and in Transport Command before retiring in 1975.
Noble, J. T.
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Noble, J. T.


Northwood, H. R.
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   Died : 30 / 3 / 1941
Northwood, H. R.


Owen, J. T.
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   Died : 30 / 3 / 1941
Owen, J. T.


Pearce, O. W. J.
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Pearce, O. W. J.


Pearman, R. H.
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Pearman, R. H.

Sergeant R.H.Pearman of No.144 Squadron was flying in Hampden (P4359) on February 9th 1941 when it crashed and burst into flames and was abandoned at Taverham Park in the early morning. His position was unknown due to an unserviceable wireless.
Pexton, H. C.
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Pexton, H. C.


Phillips, A. F.
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   Died : 7 / 4 / 1941
Phillips, A. F.


Polglase, P. J.
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   Died : 5 / 4 / 1941
Polglase, P. J.


Pritchard, P. H. H.
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Pritchard, P. H. H.


Prosser, P. C.
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Prosser, P. C.


Ratcliffe, J.
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Ratcliffe, J.


Reynolds, E. W.
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   Died : 30 / 3 / 1941
Reynolds, E. W.


Richards, L. T.
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   Died : 2 / 3 / 1941
Richards, L. T.


Riley, J.
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   Died : 1 / 4 / 1941
Riley, J.


Russell,
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Russell,


Scouller, J. K.
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Scouller, J. K.


Seward, H. S.
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   Died : 15 / 2 / 1941
Seward, H. S.


Shutt, J. F.
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Shutt, J. F.


Simmons, A. R.
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Simmons, A. R.

Sergeant A.R.Simmons of No.144 Squadron was flying in Hampden (P4359) on February 9th 1941 when it crashed and burst into flames and was abandoned at Taverham Park in the early morning. His position was unknown due to an unserviceable wireless.
Skinner, D. H.
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Skinner, D. H.


Smith, E. W.
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Smith, E. W.


Stainthorpe, W. W.
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   Died : 27 / 2 / 1941
Stainthorpe, W. W.


Stannard, L. E.
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   Died : 13 / 3 / 1941
Stannard, L. E.


Stevens,
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Stevens,


Stockings, H. R.
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Stockings, H. R.


Stone, Frank
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Stone, Frank

Rear Gunner on Hampdens with 83 sqn, he was shot down in August 1940 aged 17 over Ludwigshafen and sent to Stalag Luft III. In Hut 104 he was in charge of the hidden radio that aided the Great Escape and had it been a success he would have been part of the second escape attempt two weeks later.
Strong, P. J.
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   Died : 17 / 1 / 1941
Strong, P. J.

Pilot Officer P.J.Strong of No.83 Squadron was killed on January 17th 1941. His Hampden (AD731) was shot down into the sea off Norfolk. He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.
Sykes, F. H.
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   Died : 1 / 4 / 1941
Sykes, F. H.


Targett, G.
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   Died : 12 / 2 / 1941
Targett, G.


Taylor, Larry
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Taylor, Larry

Joined the RAF in 1937 as a Flight Engineer took part in the very first raid of the war dropping leaflets with 166 Squadron. He went on to fly Whitleys, Hampdens and Halifaxes, completing 51 Operations for 405/102/78 Squadrons.
Thomas, C. P.
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   Died : 9 / 4 / 1941
Thomas, C. P.


Thomas, P.
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   Died : 2 / 3 / 1941
Thomas, P.


Thomas, W. K. B.
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Thomas, W. K. B.

Flight Officer W.K.B.Thomas of No.106 Squadron was killed on February 4th 1941. His Hampden (AD750) crashed near Nantes, and he was buried at the Pont-du-Cens communal cemetery.
Thompson, E. D.
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   Died : 4 / 4 / 1941
Thompson, E. D.


Thurlbeck, J. K.
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   Died : 1 / 2 / 1941
Thurlbeck, J. K.

Sergeant J.K.Thurlbeck of No.61 Squadron was killed on February 1st 1941. His Hampden (P1328) was caught in a snow storm and crashed at Willingham.
Tittley, J. H.
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Tittley, J. H.


Toswnhend, Joe
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Toswnhend, Joe

Flying Officer Joe Townshend DFM joined the RAF in February 1942 and after a wireless course at Cranwell went to Canada for Navigation, GR and an OTU on Torpedo Hampdens on Vancouver Island. He returned to England for an OTU on Mosquitoes at Dyce where he teamed up with F/Lt H C S (Sandy) Powell DFC. After four ferry trips to Rabat in Morocco, he joined 540 Squadron in May 1944 and completed 50 Photo Reconnaissance operations over Europe, including finding the Tirpitz at Tromso for the Lancasters to sink in November 1944.
Turner, H. E.
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Turner, H. E.

Sergeant H.E.Turner of No.144 Squadron was flying in Hampden (P4359) on February 9th 1941 when it crashed and burst into flames and was abandoned at Taverham Park in the early morning. His position was unknown due to an unserviceable wireless.
Ward, A. J. W.
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   Died : 4 / 3 / 1941
Ward, A. J. W.


Ward-Hunt, Peter
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   Died : 7 / 12 / 2005
Ward-Hunt, Peter

Born 6th December 1916. Joined the RAF in July 1937, with No 106 Sqn flying Hampdens, moving to No.49 Sqn at the end of that year. After a period as an instructor, joined No.207 Sqn flying the Manchester. He was selected to convert others to Lancasters in May 1942, and became a flight commander of No 106 Sqn in February 1943. He died 7th December 2005.
Watson, R. D.
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   Died : 14 / 3 / 1941
Watson, R. D.


Weaving, D. V.
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Weaving, D. V.


Weaving, D. V.
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   Died : 27 / 2 / 1941
Weaving, D. V.


Weir, N. S.
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   Died : 21 / 3 / 1941
Weir, N. S.


Wheeler,
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Wheeler,


White, A. G. S.
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   Died : 17 / 1 / 1941
White, A. G. S.

Sergeant A.G.S.White of No.83 Squadron was killed on January 17th 1941. His Hampden (AD731) was shot down into the sea off Norfolk. He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.
Williams, W. G.
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   Died : 13 / 3 / 1941
Williams, W. G.


Wilmot, L. A. F.
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Wilmot, L. A. F.


Wilson, F. S.
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   Died : 12 / 2 / 1941
Wilson, F. S.


Wilson, R. D.
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   Died : 22 / 3 / 1941
Wilson, R. D.


Windle, H.
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   Died : 2 / 3 / 1941
Windle, H.


Worthington, F. R.
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   Died : 5 / 4 / 1941
Worthington, F. R.


Wunderlich, R. E. F.
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   Died : 14 / 3 / 1941
Wunderlich, R. E. F.





Squadrons :
No.49 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
G. M. Bates
Blower
D. A. Caldwell
J. Butterworth
Historical Notes :
10-02-1941 - Hampden was shot down by an intruder and crashed near Grange Farm in Sudbrooke, Lincoln. Sergeants Butterworth and Caldwell were killed.
Squadrons :
No.144 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
T. D. Leitch
T. W. Little
D. Lane
G. F. Asbrey
Historical Notes :
11-03-1941 - Hampden lost height after take off and crashed at Bishop Norton near Lincoln.
Squadrons :
No.50 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
L. E. Stannard
H. Howell
W. G. Williams
D. T. Johnston
Historical Notes :
12-03-1941 - Hampden was lost over Germany. All crew were killed and buried in Berlin 1939-45 War Cemetery.
Squadrons :
No.83 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
D. W. F. Barker
W. H. Lowson
G. Targett
F. S. Wilson
Historical Notes :
11-02-1941 - Hampden crashed after flying into a building while trying to land at Finningley.
Squadrons :
No.61 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
K. G. Cooper
H. Windle
M. Gough
G. Hall
Historical Notes :
02-03-1941 - Hampden crashed near Caistor in Lincolnshire, killing all crew.
Squadrons :
No.6 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
N. M. Lloyd
R. Guest
Squadrons :
No.83 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
P. J. Strong
D. Brand
A. G. S. White
D.V. House
Historical Notes :
17-01-1941 - Hampden crashed into the sea off Norfolk. All crew were killed.
Squadrons :
No.83 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
R. Anderson
J. Badcock
D. V. Weaving
T. P. Byrne
Historical Notes :
11-02-1941 - Hampden was abandoned after flying into a balloon cable over Birmingham. It's believed that the Hampden was set onto auto-pilot following the collision, and eventually crashed into the Irish sea.
Squadrons :
No.144 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
W. A. McVie
Dyke
J. K. Scouller
C. W. Carter
Historical Notes :
01-03-1941 - Hampden was undershot and crashed while trying to land at base with failing engines.
Squadrons :
No.106 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
P. J. Polglase
G. Allanson
W. Brown
E. J. Holman
Historical Notes :
04-04-1941 - Hampden was shot down by flak at St-Renan near Brest in France, killing all crew.
Squadrons :
No.50 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
T. N. C. Burrough
P. B. Hodgson
Russell
A. B. Brooks
Historical Notes :
20-03-1941 - Hampden crashed near Armthorpe airfield while trying to land in poor visibility while on a mission to lay mines off Lorient.
Squadrons :
No.144 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
R. N. Harrison
E. W. Smith
H. E. Turner
A. R. Simmons
Squadrons :
No.83 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
E. D. Thompson
L. R. Evans
L. R. Eden
A. M. Murray
Historical Notes :
03-04-1941 - Hampden was laying mines off la Rochelle. On return, it crashed into high ground at Hangingstone Hill on Dartmoor.
Squadrons :
No.106 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
W. K. B. Thomas
G. H. F. Inniss
J. L. Franco
F. A. Colson
Historical Notes :
04-02-1941 - Hampden crashed near Nantes, killing all crew.
Squadrons :
No.106 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
H. M. Macrossan
R. F. Cheesman
F. R. Worthington
J. H. Matthews
Historical Notes :
05-04-1941 - Hampden went into the sea and exploded south of the Isles of Scilly.
Squadrons :
No.106 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
W. A. Brown
Stevens
Historical Notes :
01-03-1941 - Hampden crashed while landing at Coningsby on completion of the ferry from 24 MU.
Squadrons :
No.106 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
C. P. D. Pruce
Historical Notes :
25-02-1941 - Hampden's engines failed on takeoff from Coningsby and glided into a field bordering the aerodrome.
Squadrons :
No.83 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
E. W. Reynolds
C. B. Harrison
H. R. Northwood
J. T. Owen
Historical Notes :
29-03-1941 - Hampden was on mission to lay mines off Brest when it crashed in the sea off Start Point, Devon.
Squadrons :
No.61 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
D. G. Glennie
G. F. Chipperfield
J. G. Donnelly
C. P. Thomas
Historical Notes :
08-04-1941 - Hampden was hit by flak and crashed into target area. All crew were killed. This was the first Hampden to be unaccounted for and declared missing in 1941 as all six others had crashed in the United Kingdom and been accounted for.
Squadrons :
No.44 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
J. G. Curley
E. T. Laverack
F. Ashurst
K. S. Campbell
Historical Notes :
08-04-1941 - Hampden took off from Waddington to lay mines off Calais. Crashed near Pihen-les-Guines, killing all crew.
Squadrons :
No.49 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
H. Newhouse
H. Irving
L. Jackson
P. C. Prosser
Historical Notes :
12-01-1941 - Hampden crashed at Northorpe after pilot lost control.
Squadrons :
No.61 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
J. T. Noble
R. MacKinnon
A. Fletcher
F. D. Healing
Historical Notes :
01-03-1941 - Hampden was diverted but ran out of fuel and crashed at Great Wratting in Suffolk.
Squadrons :
No.144 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
J. K. Thurlbeck
J. T. Hawthorne
Historical Notes :
01-02-1941 - Hampden crashed at Willingham after flying into a snow storm.
Squadrons :
No.49 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
W. J. Baird
R. I. Eastwood
T. R. H. Hawkes
L. W. Homard
Historical Notes :
04-02-1941 - Hampden was shot down and crew were made prisoners of war.
Squadrons :
No.144 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
R. H. Pearman
H. Masters
H. E. Turner
A. R. Simmons
Historical Notes :
08-02-1941 - Hampden was abandoned after it crashed and burst into flames at Taverham Park in the early morning.
Squadrons :
No.144 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
D. H. Skinner
F. E. Darnell
J. F. Shutt
R. J. Jones
Historical Notes :
01-03-1941 - Hampden crashed between Wainfleet Bank and Wainfleet All Saints in Lincolnshire, all crew besides Pilot Officer D.H.Skinner were killed.
Squadrons :
No.49 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
Ball
Batchelor
J. H. Bentley
Calvert
Historical Notes :
03-04-1941 - Hampden was laying mines off Lorient. It later overshot and crashed into a hedge on coming in to land at St Eval. No injuries.
Squadrons :
No.61 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
W. E. Frutiger
R. A. Chanin
J. E. Hill
R. A. Gapp
Historical Notes :
10-02-1941 - Hampden crashed into Bluestone plantation in Norfolk after calling for assistance.
Squadrons :
No.50 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
J. Ratcliffe
Historical Notes :
01-04-1941 - Hampden took off at Lindholme but swung and crashed following the collapse of the undercarriage.
Squadrons :
No.83 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
A. E. Jackson
A. F. Phillips
W. A. Foster
M. A. Hollingshead
Historical Notes :
06-04-1941 - Hampden was lost without trace after taking off from Scampton to lay mines off Brest.
Squadrons :
No.44 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
H. R. Stockings
E. W. Dunkling
E. G. M. Bond
R. J. N. Hanslip
Historical Notes :
10-03-1941 - Hampden was shot down by a night-fighter and crashed near Venlo in Holland. All crew were made prisoners of war.
Squadrons :
No.50 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
P. G. Tunstal
J. B. Barclay
F. C. Bailey
B. Dixon
Historical Notes :
14-02-1941 - Hampden took off from St Eval to lay mines in the Garonne Estuary. It's believed that the aircraft was shot down inland from Pointe de la Chambrette.
Squadrons :
No.50 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
H. C. Pexton
L. T. Richards
Wheeler
J. H. Tittley
Historical Notes :
01-03-1941 - Hampden crashed on high ground in Yorkshire, killing Sergeant L.T.Richards.
Squadrons :
No.49 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
J. H. Green
D. A. Cruickshank
A. L. Bryceson
H. E. Fisher
Historical Notes :
10-02-1941 - Hampden was shot down by a night-fighter and crashed north of Alkmaar in Holland.
Squadrons :
No.106 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
K. Good
D. A. D. Crouch
A. J. W. Ward
V. T. Essex
Historical Notes :
03-03-1941 - Hampden crashed in Belgium. All crew were buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery in Antwerpen.
Squadrons :
No.61 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
P. H. H. Pritchard
F. A. Caunter-Jackson
P. J. Breene
O. W. J. Pearce
Historical Notes :
23-03-1941 - Hampden was hit by flak and later in flight, the port engine seized. Unable to maintain height, the Hampden was abandoned and crashed near Driffield in Yorkshire.
Squadrons :
No.144 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
E. Dainty
L. A. F. Wilmot
T. Grosvenor
G. Bottomley
Historical Notes :
11-02-1941 - Hampden was abandoned near Kirkton Lindsey airfield, after which the bomber flew on for almost 70 miles before crashing at Kenhill Wood in Norfolk.
Squadrons :
No.144 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
Lerwill
Historical Notes :
15-02-1941 - Hampden crash-landed on return to base when the pilot failed to lower the undercarriage.
Squadrons :
No.49 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
R. D. Wilson
R. Ellis
R. Brames
C. J. Lyon
Historical Notes :
21-03-1941 - Hampden crashed into high ground on Hamel Down Tor near Devon.
Squadrons :
No.83 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
W. W. Stainthorpe
A. M. Melville
L. Emmerson
D. V. Weaving
Historical Notes :
26-02-1941 - Hampden strayed from track and crashed into high ground near Derrington Cross.
Squadrons :
No.144 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
W. C. Hartop
F. H. Sykes
R. G. L. Lambourne
J. Riley
Historical Notes :
01-04-1941 - Hampden was shot down at Lannilis near Brest.
Squadrons :
No.83 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
C. B. James
W. E. Miller
D. MacCallum
N. S. Weir
Historical Notes :
21-03-1941 - Hampden was shot down at Morlaix in France on a mission to lay mines off Brest.
Squadrons :
No.50 Sqn RAF
Historical Notes :
02-01-1941 - Hampden crashed whilst trying to land at base in bad weather.
Squadrons :
No.50 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
R. L. Grainger
R. E. F. Wunderlich
J. Cameron
R. D. Watson
Historical Notes :
13-03-1941 - Hampden was lost without trace. All crew are commemorated on the Runnymede memorial.
Squadrons :
No.61 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
R. W. T. Clarke
A. D. Cox
P. Thomas
H. G. Loates
Historical Notes :
01-03-1941 - Hampden crashed at Syderstone in Norfolk and burst into flames. All crew were killed.

Known Individual Aircraft : Hampden :

Type

Serial

Codes

First Flew

Squadron History

Aircrew History

History Notes

Engine

Factory

Hampden I

AD719

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

AD720

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

AD721

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

AD722

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

AD723

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

AD725

-

details

details

no information

Hampden I

AD731

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

AD734

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

AD737

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

AD738

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

AD742

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

AD745

-

details

details

no information

Hampden I

AD748

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

AD750

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

AD753

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

AD763

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

AD790

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

AD800

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

AD827

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

AD899

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

L4045

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

P1253

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

P1328

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

P4299

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

P4359

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

P4394

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

P4403

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

P4405

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

P4409

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

X2899

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

X2918

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

X2983

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

X2984

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

X3001

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

X3002

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

X3005

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

X3007

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

X3048

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

X3054

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

X3124

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

X3129

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

X3132

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

X3143

-

details

no information

details

Hampden I

X3146

-

details

details

details

Hampden I

X3147

-

details

details

details




Squadrons for : Hampden
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SquadronInfo

No.106 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 30th September 1917
Fate : Disbanded 24th May 1963

Pro libertate - For freedom

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No.106 Sqn RAF

106 Squadron was formed 30th September 1917 at Andover, and served in Ireland on Army co-operation duties from May 1918 until disbandment in 1919. Re-formed in June 1938, the squadron was equipped with Hawker Hinds, and later Fairey Battles and from May 1939 until March 1942 was equipped with the Handley Page Hampden. The first operational WWII sortie, on the night of 9/10th September 1940 was mine laying in the Bordeaux area and the first bombing sortie was on the night of 1st/2nd March 1941 against Cologne. From February 1942 until June the same year 106 was equipped with the Avro Manchester. Following this short spell, the squadron was re-equipped with the Avro Lancaster. Although they used both Lancasters and Manchesters on all three 1,000 bomber raids (Cologne 30th/31st May 1942, Essen 1st/2nd June 1942, and Bremen 25/26th June 1942) - the third one against Bremen was the last one when the Manchesters were used. In October 1942, 106 contributed 10 Lancasters to 5 Group's epic low level daylight raid against the Schneider Works at Le Creusot, and 2 Lancasters (one of which was piloted by Wing Commander Guy Gibson CO of 106) to the subsidiary raid on the transformer and switching station at Montchanin. In 1943, they took part in the first shuttle-bombing raids (target Friedrichshafen), and the famous Peenemunde raid. During what was to become known as the Battle of Berlin (November 1943- March 1944) 106 dispatched 281 Lancasters on 20 raids, with the loss of eight aircraft. In 1944, 106 helped prepare the way for the invasion of Europe by hitting targets such as a Coastal Gun Battery at St Pierre du Mont and V-1 storage sites. In December 1944, 106 made a round trip of over 1,900 miles to attack the German Baltic Fleet at Gdynia. In March 1945, the squadron provided air support (against the defences of Wesel) for Commandos crossing the Rhine. Their last bombing sortie was on 25/26th April 1945 against the oil refinery at Vallo, Norway and 106 Squadron finally disbanded February 1946.

No.144 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 20th March 1918
Fate : Disbanded 23rd August 1963

Who shall stop us

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No.144 Sqn RAF

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No.185 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 21st October 1918
Fate : Disbanded 1st May 1943

Ara fejn hu - Look where it is

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No.185 Sqn RAF

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No.207 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 1st April 1918
Fate : Disbanded 30th June 1984

Semper paratus - Always prepared

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No.207 Sqn RAF

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No.21 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 23rd July 1915
Fate : Disbanded 31st January 1976

Viribus vincimus - By strength we conquer

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No.21 Sqn RAF

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No.408 Sqn RCAF

Country : Canada
Founded : 15th June 1941
Fate : Disbanded 5th September 1945
Goose.

For freedom

2nd RCAF Squadron to be formed overseas.

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No.408 Sqn RCAF

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No.415 Sqn RCAF

Country : Canada
Founded : 20th August 1941
Fate : Disbanded 15th May 1945
Swordfish

Ad metam - To the mark

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No.415 Sqn RCAF

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No.420 Sqn RCAF

Country : Canada
Founded : 19th December 1941
Fate : Disbanded 5th September 1945
Snowy Owl

Pugnamus finitum - We fight to the finish

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No.44 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 15th April 1916
Fate : Disbanded 21st December 1982
Rhodesia

Fulmina regis justa - The Kings thunderbolts are righteous

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No.455 Sqn RAAF

Country : Australia
Founded : 6th June 1941
Fate : Disbanded 25th May 1945

Strike and strike again

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No.489 Sqn RNZAF

Country : New Zealand
Founded : 12th August 1941
Fate : Disbanded 1st August 1945
Coastal Command

Whakatanagata kia kaha - Quit ye like me, be strong

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No.49 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 15th April 1916
Fate : Disbanded 1st May 1965

Cave canem - Beware of the dog

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No.49 Sqn RAF

49 Squadron was formed on 15th April 1916, during the First World War. In the course of the war, it flew DH4 and DH9 aircraft before disbanding in July 1919. Reformed in 1936, they flew Hind and Hampdens before war broke out in 1939. It was in a Hampden of 49 Sqn that Roderick Learoyd won the first Victoria Cross awarded to Bomber Command, when on the night of 12th August 1940, he and four other aircraft attempted to breach the heavily defended Dortmund-Ems canal. The squadron transferred to Manchesters and Lancasters, and after the war to Lincolns, before being disbanded once again on 1st August 1955. Less than a year later, on 1st May 1956, the squadron were reformed, equipped with Valiant V-Bombers of Britain's nuclear deterrent programme, but exactly nine years later, with the aircraft grounded, the squadron disbanded for the last time.

No.50 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 15th May 1916
Fate : Disbanded 31st March 1984

From defence to attack

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No.50 Sqn RAF

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No.519 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 7th August 1943
Fate : Disbanded 31st May 1946

Undaunted by weather

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No.519 Sqn RAF

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No.521 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 1st August 1941
Fate : Disbanded 1st April 1946

Undaunted by weather

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No.521 Sqn RAF

521 Squadron was formed on the 1st August 1941 from No 1401 Flight at Bircham Newton, it continued to conduct meteorological reconnaissance duties. 521 Squadron flew Hudsons and Blenheims for North Sea patrol duties, Spitfires and Mosquitoes over Europe. It was disbanded when it was divided into Flights again, No's 1401 and 1409. But on the 1st September 1943 it was reformed in its previous role at Docking. 521 Squadron was re equipped with Hampdens, Hudsons and Gladiators, with Venturas arriving in December 1943. In August 1944 Hurricanes joined the Gladiators and Hudsons returned to replace the Venturas in September 1944. In December 1944 Flying Fortress IIs arrived for long range sorties and these were operated together with Mk IIIs from May 1945 until February 1946. Halifax Mk.III bombers replaced the Flying Fortresses in December 1945 and following the withdrawal of the Fortresses, 521 Squadorn was disbanded on 1st April 1946 at Chivenor.

No.61 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 25th July 1917
Fate : Disbanded 31st March 1958

Per prurum tonantes - Thundering through the clear sky

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No.61 Sqn RAF

On July 1917 at RAF Rochford in Essex No.61 Squadron was formed and along with two other squadrons formed the London Air Defence Area intended to counter the daylight air raids. 61 squadron was equipped with the Sopwith Pup. The squadron first went into action on 12 thAugust, when a formation of 10 German Gotha bombers were seen over the Thames. Sixteen Sopwith Pups of No.61 Squadron took off to intercept them and succeeded in turning the enemy back, but not before two bombs had been dropped near No.61s hangars on Rochford Aerodrome. In 1918, 61 squadron was re-equipped with SE5s. When the armistice had been signed and the war was over 61 squadron was disbanded on 13th June 1919. No. 61 Squadron was re-formed on 8th March 1937 as a bomber squadron, and initially flying Hawker Audax, then the Avro Anson, followed by the Bristol Blenheim and during World War II flew with No. 5 Group, Bomer Command flying the Handley Page Hampden. The squadrons first operational mission was on 25th December 1939. The squadron then was equipped with the Avro Manchester. The slow delivery of the Manchester meant that the squadron operated both aircraft from July 1941 when the first Manchesters arrived, through to October 1941 when the use of the last of the Hampdens stopped. The squadron struggled on with the Manchester before converting to the Avro Lancaster in 1942, which 61 squadron flew for the rest of the war. Four of its Lancasters; ED860 N-Nan, EE176, JB138, and LL483, each served on more than 100 operational sorties. Records show that in the case of the first three aircraft, the long road to their centuries included participation in the raid on 3/4 November 1943, when Flt Lt William Reid of No. 61 Squadron won the Victoria Cross. After the war No. 61 Squadron re-equipped with Avro Lincolns in May 1946 and saw action in Malaya during Operation Firedog and during the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya. In 1954 at RAF Wittering, 61 Squadron was equipped with the new English Electric Canberra. The Canberras of the squadron were used during the Suez Crisis in 1956. Finally on March 31st 1958, 61 squadron wasd disbanded.

No.7 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 1st May 1914

Per diem per noctem - By day and by night

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No.7 Sqn RAF

No.7 Squadron was formed 1st May 1914 at Farnborough as a Scout squadron, and went to France April 1915, equipped with the Vickers Gunbus. No.7 squadron saw service through the war with BE2c, RE5 and RE8 aircraft. The squadron pioneered the use of R/T (instead of normal W/T), using it operationally for the first time in October 1918. Disbanded at Farnborough on 31st December 1919 it reformed at Bircham Newton on 1st June 1923 equipped with Vickers Vimy bombers. These were replaced by the Vickers Virginia after moving to Worthy Down in April 1927. Between the wars No.7 squadron was equipped with various aircraft including the Handley Page Heyfords, Vickers Wellesleys and Armstrong Whitworth Whitleys and became the leading bomber squadron, winning the Laurence Minot Memorial Bombing Trophy more than any other squadron. At the outbreak of World War II, the squadron was equipped with Handley Page Hampdens, until August 1940, when it equipped with the RAF's first four engined bomber, the Short Stirling Mk I - becoming the first RAF squadron to be equipped with four engined bombers. The first raid by No.7 was 10th February 1941 on Rotterdam. The squadron settled down to a night bombing role, adding mine laying to its duties in 1942. Later with four other squadrons, it formed the nucleus of the new Pathfinder Force, its task to find and accurately mark targets with flares. In May 1943, the Stirling (which was handicapped by a low operational ceiling - it had to fly through flak rather than over it) was gradually replaced by the Avro Lancaster, which No.7 used in Peenemunde in August. From June1944 and until the end of the war, the squadron also undertook a daylight operational role in support of land forces in France and the low countries, and against V-1 and V-2 sites. No.7 squadron flew to Singapore in January 1947, and converted to Avro Lincolns, seeing action against Communist terrorists in Malay, during 'Operation Firedog'. Returning to UK, having won the Laurence Minot Memorial Bombing Trophy outright for the eighth time it was disbanded 1st January 1956. Reforming in November of the same year with the Vickers Valiant 'V' bomber. Disbanded on 30th September 1962, it was reformed in May 1970 at RAF St. Mawgan on target provision duties. Equipped with the English Electric Canberra, the squadron provided targets for the Army and Navy anti aircraft guns. They also provided silent targets for radar station practice. On 12th December 1981 the squadron was again disbanded, reforming soon after as the second operational Boeing Vertol Chinook helicopter Squadron on 2nd September 1982.

No.83 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 7th January 1917
Fate : Disbanded 31st August 1969

Strike to defend

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