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Last updated: 12 June 2019
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Date:07-JAN-1940
Time:14:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Hudson Mk I
Owner/operator:233 Squadron Royal Air Force (233 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N7256
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mynydd Maendy, near Nant-y-Moel, Ogmore, Glamorgan, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Test
Departure airport:RAF St Athan, Glamorgan
Destination airport:RAF St Athan, Glamorgan
Narrative:
Lockheed Hudson N7256 ("ZS-L") 233 Squadron, RAF: Took off from RAF St Athan, Glamorgan. During flight test after installation of ASV (Anti-Surface Vessel) radar, aircraft strayed off course into the cloud covered Mynydd Maendy, near Nant-y-Moel, Glamorgan (at approximate co ordinates 5134′12″ N, 328′12″ W). All five persons on board (RAF crew of three plus two civilian contractors) were killed:

Crew of Hudson N7256:
Sergeant (Pilot) Francis Frederick Bousfield, RAF 565845, age 24, Oldham (Hollinwood) Cemetery, UK
Sergeant (Pilot) Frank Foster Hallam, RAF 564213, age 26, Loxley United Reformed Chapelyard, UK
Leading Aircraftman (W/Op./Air Gunner) Arthur Wilfred Smith, RAF 550814, age 20, Haltemprice (Hessle) Cemetery
Robert Kyd Beattie (Civilian Contractor, aged 24)
Peter Ingleby (Civilian Contractor, aged 22)

Sources:

1. 'Coastal Command Losses of the Second World War, Volume 1 (1939-1941)'
2. http://www.epibreren.com/ww2/raf/233_squadron.html
3. Copy of Air Ministry Form 1180 for Hudson N7256: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/489555421976355870
4. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2699402/bousfield,-francis-frederick/
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2409031/hallam,-frank-foster/
6. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2408196/smith,-arthur-wilfred/
7. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/75462790/beattie,-robert-kyd/
8. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/75462791/ingleby,-peter/
9. http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/06124.php
10. http://www.oldhaltonians.co.uk/pages/rememb/ROH/H.htm
11. Doylerush, E, 2008, Rocks in the Clouds: High Ground Aircraft Crashes in South Wales, p.108.
12. Halley, J J, 1977, Royal Air Force Aircraft N1000 to N9999, p.46.
13. Glamorganshire Police reports for 1939-41. (Glam PRO; DCON/279/7).
14. http://www.ggat.org.uk/timeline/pdf/Military%20Aircraft%20Crash%20Sites%20in%20Southeast%20Wales.pdf
15. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mynydd_Maendy


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Feb-2017 20:21 ORD Added
13-Aug-2017 18:23 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
06-Nov-2017 10:21 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
27-Apr-2019 21:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Apr-2019 09:30 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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