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Hampden I AE256
Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry
|Date of Crash || 24 Oct 41 ||Aircraft Name ||Hampden I ||Serial Number ||AE256 |
|Unit ||50 Sqdn ||Operating Airfield || ||Country |
|Aircrew details || |
|Source|| Henk Welting's Database|
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|Citation ||AIR81 Casualty File Description ||Link |
|AIR81/9813||Sergeant S Barton, Pilot Officer K T Cooper, Sergeant R C Blaney, Sergeant W C Wright: killed; aircraft shot down and crashed at Jasdorf, Germany, Hampden AE256, 50 Squadron, 24 October 1941. With photographs.||C16998060|
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|Hampden Raids on Berlin in 1940||To all interested in this thread.
If the date is 1941 rather than 1940, yes AE256 is a possibility.
Returning from Mannheim and unsure of their position, AE265 was forced to land due to lack of fuel. They had considered they were over East Anglia and landed safely at a convenient airstrip at 05.55hrs. P/O Pringle and his crews relief to be safely down will have quickly turned to dismay. They had successfully landed at Ypenburg airfield, in occupied Holland, and were immediately taken prisoners of war. The aircraft was subsequently flown by the Germans to Beutepark 5, Nanterre (Nr Paris), stripped and stored.
The son of PO Pringle, Geof Pringle has photographs of AE256 on the ground after its forced landing and while it was in store outside Paris.
John ....Read More.||WOODHEAD on 16th July 2012 05:02:16|
|Hampden Raids on Berlin in 1940||The possibility that Ian Pringle brought his Hampden down on the dummy airfield and that following capture he and his crew were taken to Ypenburg airfield (and became the noted place of the landing) would be plausible. I know that the commandant of the Luftgau Holland was situated at Ypenburg in 1940 and I assume also in 1941.
I want to check the daily reports of the local fire brigade of that period in 1940 and 1941 around 2 weeks. Are the photographs of the son of PO Pringle, Geof Pringle of the AE256 somewhere available ? Maybe I can identify the photographs of the AE256 on the ground after its forced landing. ....Read More.||Ronald on 26th July 2012 03:36:52|