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Hampden I  L4090 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 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
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Source Henk Welting's Database

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Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/76Pilot 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. Note: With mapC14141877

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Hampden I L4090

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Leading AircraftmanTerrance GIBBIN (550960) Wireless Operator Hampden I L4090  AIR81/76 1939-12-2144 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomKirkleatham (St. Cuthbert) Chu


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N.7334 Hudson - 3 March 1940There 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'. Keith ....Read More.Keith Bryers on 8th December 2013 01:45:34


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