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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 181284
Last updated: 16 December 2020
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Date:30-SEP-1939
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Hudson Mk I
Owner/operator:224 Squadron Royal Air Force (224 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N7216
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea, off Heligoland -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Leuchars, Fife
Destination airport:RAF Leuchars, Fife
Narrative:
Lockheed Hudson Mk.1 N7216 (QX-D) of 224 Squadron, RAF: Lost on combat operations 30 September 1939: While on photo recon mission to Brunsbuttel/Wilhelmshaven area, was intercepted & shot down (claimed by Ltn. Heinz Demes of 4/JG77 in a Bf.109) into the sea. All four crew killed.

Crew:
Pilot: 37881 Flying Officer John Raymond Hollington MiD RAF killed; buired in Germany
Co-pilot: 565342 Sgt. Richard Samuel Pitts RAF killed; buried in Klitmøller,
550531 AC.1 Graham Rout RAF killed; no known grave
567441 AC.1 Alexander Bathgate RAF killed; no known grave

One of the crew is buried in Klitmøller, one in Germany and two have no known grave.

Sources:

1. Coastal Command Losses of the Second World War Vol 1.
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/19: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14141998
3. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2356497/hollington,-john-raymond/
4. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2271345/pitts,-richard-samuel/
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2940640/rout,-graham/
6. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1083547/bathgate,-alexander/
7. http://www.oldhaltonians.co.uk/pages/rememb/ROH/B.htm
8. https://www.airmen.dk/p001.htm
9. https://www.airmen.dk/c046.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Nov-2015 06:55 JINX Added
07-Jan-2016 21:24 JIXN Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
01-Jun-2019 20:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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