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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52789
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Date:21-JUN-1942
Time:overnight
Type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Hudson Mk IIIA
Owner/operator:407 (Demon) Sqn RCAF
Registration: FH346
MSN: RR-A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea between the Texel and Terschelling islands -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Bircham Newton
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Together with four other aircraft, the crew was detailed to attack an enemy convoy, believed to number 13 vessels off Den Helder, Noord-Holland. Takeoff was at 23:40 hrs.
The bodies of Sgt Bennett (RAAF) and Sgt Aikenhead (RCAF) were washed ashore on the East Frisian Islands:

Pilot:J/6854 Plt Off Patrick Campbell Little RCAF - Runnymede Memorial Panel 100
Observer:R/91917 Flt Sgt Lloyd Lawrence Aikenhead RCAF - Delfzijl General Cemetery Plot B Class 2B Row 21 Grave 290.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: Aus/407818 Sgt Alfred Stevenson Bennett - RAAF - Sage War Cemetery Grave 5.C.12.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: Aus/406438 Sgt Thomas Michael Duffy RAAF - Runnymede Memorial Panel 112

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1613A&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
CWGC
626-squadron.co.uk


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
20-Jun-2017 07:25 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
19-Jan-2018 17:14 Red Dragon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Jan-2018 19:30 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
01-May-2020 11:31 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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