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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22469
Last updated: 26 October 2020
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Date:29-SEP-1940
Time:23:30
Type:Handley Page Hampden Mk I
Owner/operator:49 Squadron Royal Air Force (49 Sqn RAF)
Registration: P2134
C/n / msn: EA-H
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Haigh, Near Wakefield, West Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Scampton
Narrative:
Handley Page Ha mpden Mk.I P2135 (EA-H) of 49 Squadron, RAF. Written off (destroyed) 29/9/1940 when the aircraft was on a cross-country flight when it lost height in a turn and hit high ground at Haigh, near Wakefield, West Yorkshire (at approximate co ordinates 53.602N 1.558W)

745724 Sgt Frederick Norman Colin Catley (pilot,aged 21) (killed),
42635 Sgt Michael Ivor Nichols observer (killed),
905660 Sgt Bertram Victor Hastie (wireless operator/air gunner, aged 21) (killed)

Haigh is a small village which located both in South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire, England. Historically within the West Riding of Yorkshire, it lies half in the Wakefield district and half in the Barnsley district. It is believed that Hampden P2134 crashed in the "Wakefield side" of the village

Sources:

1. http://ww2talk.com/index.php?threads/raaf-burials-in-europe.7284/page-29
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haigh,_West_Yorkshire
3. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2358854/catley,-frederick-norman-colin/
4. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2720570/nichols,-michael-ivor/
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2358869/hastie,-bertram-victor/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Aug-2008 01:11 Anon. Added
05-Jul-2011 11:33 ckolonko Updated [Location, Narrative]
20-Jun-2015 21:49 AlLah Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Jul-2018 18:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Oct-2018 20:14 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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