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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213639
Last updated: 19 July 2019
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Date:05-JAN-1941
Time:night
Type:Handley Page Hampden Mk I
Owner/operator:50 Squadron Royal Air Force (50 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X3143
C/n / msn: VN-Q
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Lindholme, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Lindholme, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Lindholme, North Yorkshire
Narrative:
Handley Page Hampden Mk.I X3143 (VN-Q) of 50 Squadron, RAF Lindholme. Written off (damaged beyond repair) on 2/1/1941 in a landing accident at Lindholme (Target: Bremen). No casualties report among the crew of four. According to the 50 Squadron ORB (Air Ministry Form 540):

"1/2 January 1941
A night bombing mission.
Met report: snow and low cloud across the country.
10 a/c detailed to attack A.2, oil refinery and food stocks at Bremen. Conditions at home base were poor with low cloud and fog down to 600 feet. Hampden Mk.I X3143 (VN-Q) took off at 16:49 on the afternoon of 1/1/1941 from Lindholme, and crashed on landing early in the morning of 2/1/1941 in the snow-covered overshoot area at RAF Lindholme after completing its mission, with landing gear being deliberately raised to halt the aircraft.

One crew member, Wireless Op/Air Gunner 638755 Sgt. Alfred Bryan Brooks RAF was slightly injured. Pilot Pilot Officer T.N.C. Burrough RAFVR, 2nd Pilot Pilot Officer P.B. Hodgson RAFVR and Wireless Op/Air Gunner Sgt. Russell RAF were un-injured, but X3143 was a total wreck"

Sources:

1. http://www.no-50-and-no-61-squadrons-association.co.uk/app/download/5802508903/50+SQUADRON+ORB+1939+1943+Revision+1.pdf
2. 50 Squadron RAF ORB January 1941: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8451210
3. https://www.backtonormandy.org/the-history/air-force-operations/airplanes-allies-and-axis-lost/hampden/25659-X31431941-01-02.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Jul-2018 21:41 Dr. John Smith Added
12-Nov-2018 19:00 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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