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Hampden I L4090
Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry
|Date of Crash || 21 Dec 39 ||Aircraft Name || Hampden I ||Serial Number || L4090 |
|Unit || 44 Sqdn ||Operating Airfield || ||Country || UK/Sea|
|Aircrew details || |
|Source|| Henk Welting's Database|
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|AIR81/76||Pilot Officer P F Dingwall and Sergeant W K Lodge: uninjured. Leading Aircraftman T Gibbin: missing presumed drowned; Hampden L4090 attacked by allied aircraft, 21 December 1939.
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|N.7334 Hudson - 3 March 1940||There were two Hampdens from 44 Sqn Waddington shot down by 602 Sqn Spitfires on 21 Dec 1939; L4089 and L4090. The crew of L4089 all survived ditching - F/O R J Sansom; Sgt E L Farrands; Sgt H R Moyle & AC1 J Little. The crew of L4090 suffered one fatality, LAC T Gibbin, whilst P/O P F Dingwall, Sgt J A M Reid & Sgt W K Lodge were picked up by a fishing boat off North Berwick. One a/c came down off Hummel Point, Gullane, and the other off North Berwick but there seems to be confusion as to which crashed where. The two Hampdens had become detached from an unsuccessful 24 a/c, three squadron, sortie against the German battleship Deutschland, off Norway. The had been due to land at Lossiemouth but decided to make for Leuchars, however, they appear not to have had the relevant codes and 602 Sqn was scrambled from Drem to intercept. One of the 602 Sqn pilots shooting down a Hampden was Archibald McKellar (KIA 1 Nov 1940), who went on to become a well known 'ace'.
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