|Early Canadian casualties||37201, PLAYFAIR, Anthony, killed in flying accident, 5 September 1939
Hampden I, L4161
39167, GODFREY, Earl D., killed in flying accident, 4 September 1939
Hudson N7239 discussed:
580195, PRINCE, Albert S, killed 4 September 1939
A ....Read More.||Amrit on 29th May 2009 11:02:35|
|Early Canadian casualties||The Hampden File - Harry Moyle only lists:
Dived into ground during turn, Cockwood Farm, near Finningley
PO AR Playfair (killed)
Hampden & Hereford Crash Log:
Cockwood Farm, Cantley
Catagory W (destroyed -write off)
Hope this helps
James ....Read More.||James Castle on 2nd June 2009 02:57:09|
|AiB AVIA Class Reports||The TNA index for AVIA 5 has a number of errors in the transcription of serial numbers that prevent easy searches.
The following is very much a work in progress for AVIA5/19, the first wartime file, to provide an index of:
Aircraft Serial Number, Aircraft Type, Date of Incident, W reference
2199 Blenheim IV W914
AM266 Catalina II ??/01/1941 W958a
AR651 Mohawk IV 08/01/1941 W947
AR658 Mohawk IV 02/01/1941 W945
AR664 Mohawk IV 01/02/1941 W958
AR666 Mohawk IV 06/08/1940 W853
G-ADPF Tiger Moth W822
G-ADVH Monospar W748a
G-AESO Tiger Moth W747
K4927 Hart Trainer 08/12/1940 W934
K6011 Swordfish 29/11/1940 W928
K6248 Anson I 21/03/1941 W989
K6272 Anson I 21/06/1940 W795
K6296 Anson I 01/04/1941 W997
K6718 Spitfire P W949
K7019 Harrow II 21/10/1938 W621
K7114 Blenheim I 09/03/1941 W984
K7156 Blenheim I 05/07/1940 W808
K7190 Whitley I 02/05/1939 W654
K7229 Whitley I 05/03/1941 W983
K7260 Whitley I 18/12/1939 W718
K7435 Audax I 11/10/1938 W619
K7594 Battle I 11/12/1937 W581
K7732 Wellesley I 29/09/1938 W617
K7933 Gladiator I 16/06/1938 W604
K7950 Gladiator I 19/11/1939 W709
K8503 Shark II 20/02/1941 W969a
K8733 Anson I 21/02/1939 W639
K8996 Whitley III 18/10/1939 W693
K9001 Whitley III 19/09/1939 W684
K9002 Whitley III 21/07/1939 W669
K9223 Battle I 01/10/1940 W886
K9419 Battle I ??/03/1939 W641
K9838 Spitfire I 16/03/1939 W643
K9965 Spitfire I 08/09/1939 W679
K9977 Spitfire I 30/12/1939 W719
L1100 Blenheim I 03/01/1941 W946
L1153 Blenheim I 18/07/1938 W607
L1160 Blenheim I 07/11/1938 W623
L1164 Blenheim I 03/09/1939 W677
L1232 Blenheim I 05/06/1940 W784
L1358 Blenheim I 10/07/1940 W814
L1549 Hurricane I 20/07/1938 W607
L1577 Hurricane I 01/02/1941 W959
L1629 Hurricane I 02/02/1939 W635
L1717 Hurricane I 27/11/1940 W926
L1791 Hurricane I 25/07/1940 W827
L1849 Hurricane I 07/07/1940 W810
L1870 Hurricane I 29/07/1940 W827
L1936 Hurricane I 04/07/1940 W797
L1955 Hurricane I 29/07/1940 W832
L1989 Hurricane I ??/07/1940 W827
L2162 Sunderland I 20/09/1938 W616
L2944 Skua II 27/07/1940 W829
L2946 Skua II 11/01/1940 W724
L3036 Skua II 14/11/1939 W708
L4054 Hampden I 07/04/1940 W749
L4136 Hampden I 20/04/1939 W649
L4161 Hampden I 05/09/1939 W678
L4243 Wellington I 15/05/1939 W656
L4261 Wellington I 01/03/1941 W979
L4290 Wellington I 21/07/1939 W670
L4395 Mentor 21/03/1940 W745
L4547 Oxford I 06/11/1939 W703
L4571 Oxford I 18/09/1939 W683
L4580 Oxford I 13/09/1938 W615
L4702 Lysander I 28/04/1939 W653
L4762 Lysander II 28/04/1939 W652
L4853 Blenheim IV 06/08/1940 W838
L5356 Battle I 29/10/1940 W900
L5947 Magister I ??/07/1940 W807
L5948 Magister I 10/05/1938 W602
L6016 Hereford I 09/05/1940 W765
L6160 Botha I 02/05/1940 W775
L6205 Botha I ??/08/1940 W850
L6612 Blenheim I 19/12/1940 W941
L6679 Blenheim I 16/11/1940 W912
L6970 Defiant I 11/06/1940 W791
L7004 Defiant I 07/06/1940 W787
L7278 Manchester I 21/03/1941 W988
L7596 DH.86 28/07/1939 W672
L8060 Magister I 16/08/1938 W614
L8136 Magister I 11/11/1938 W624
L8331 Magister I 15/04/1940 W754
L8369 Blenheim I 25 ....Read More.||Ross_McNeill on 7th November 2011 08:36:22|
|Query: 550930 Jack HUTCHINSON - Air Force Medal?||Hello everyone
The above airman was injured when he was part of the crew of Hampden P4339 of 61 Sqn, which collided with L4138 of 16 O.T.U. on June 13th 1940 (BCL 1940, p.77). He was badly burned, and became one of Archibald McIndoe's 'guinea pigs' at East Grinstead:
After a little digging I believe his full name is William John Hutchinson, born 1919 at Penrith. Air 81/2251 apparently has details of the accident, and it was reported in the Penrith Observer of July 2nd 1942. It also refers to a previous accident he was involved in, and this was reported in the same paper on September 26th 1939:
[I]A NARROW ESCAPE
Langwathby Man in Air Crash
The 19-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Hutchinson, Langwathby, Aircraftman Jack Hutchinson, who is a wireless operator in the Royal Air Force, had a remarkable escape from death or serious injury when his plane crashed in flames only a few days after the outbreak of war.
Writing to his parents, Aircraftman Hutchinson states that he was returning from a trip "over the lines" and was within four miles of the aerodrome on the homeward journey when the crash occurred. The plane was burned out and the pilot killed outright, but the wireless operator escaped with a "bumped" thigh and an injured left arm. He was taken to hospital where he made a good recovery, and has now returned to active service.[/I]
Furthermore, the Penrith Observer of August 25th 1942 reported the following (abridged for brevity):
[I]Flight Sergeant Hutchinson, A.F.M., (Langwathby) has been decorated with the D.F.M. Flight Sergeant Hutchinson, who is 22 years of age, has been in hospital for two years due to burns from his plane while on operations. He has been in the hands of Mr. McIndoe, the plastic surgeon, and is now in a camp in Northern Ireland.
He received the A.F.M. in 1940 for his gallantry [when he] crawled through a flaming crashed Hampden to pull out the 'bottom' gunner while 8,000 rounds of ammunition were exploding.[/I]
A quick look at Bomber Command Losses 1939-1940 shows a possible loss - Hampden L4161 of 7 Sqn, crashed 4 miles E of Doncaster on a training flight on September 5th 1939, killing the pilot, P/O Anthony Richard Playfair. The 7 Sqn ORB however, mentions he was the sole occupant.
There's no reference to Hutchinson receiving the D.F.M. in the Fold3 records, and I can't find an A.F.M. award in the London Gazette.
So, did he receive a gallantry award for rescuing the gunner, and can anyone give a possible identity of the Hampden involved in the crash in 1939?
Simon ....Read More.||wwrsimon on 5th June 2018 06:57:41|
|390905 - Unaccounted Airmen - 05-09-1939||Hello,
390905 - Unaccounted Airmen - 05-09-1939
From Henk's List -
CAVANAGH, James Healy(Canadian) - Pupil Pilot - RAF.
HADLEY, John Whitford - Pupil Pilot - RAF.
Both airmen rest in the Calne ( Holy Trinity ) Churchyard, Wiltshire.
From CWGC -
DOLPHIN, Arnold Victor - F/O - RAAF.
JOHNSON, Harold William - Cpl - 1727 - RAAF.
Both airmen rest in the Adelaide River War Cemetery, Northern Territory, Australia.
[ Wirraway - A20-5 - 12 Sqn RAAF ].
PLAYFAIR, Anthony( Canadian) - P/O(Pilot) - 39679 - RAF - 7 Sqn
Finningley (Holy Trinity and St. Oswald ) Churchyard, Nottinghamshire.
[ Hampden I - L4161 - 7 Sqn ].
TYLER, Derrick - 2Lt. - P/3434 - SAAF.
Cape Town ( Plumstead ) Cemetery, Western Cape, South Africa.
[ Hurricane I - L1875 /275 - 6 Sqn SAAF ].
HESLOP, Alexander Oliver - Sgt - 566050 - RAF - 9 Sqn.
SHEFFIELD, Geoffrey - AC1c - 552231 - RAF - 206 Sqn
QUILTER, John - Lac - 524808 - RAF - 206 Sqn.
These three airmen all are remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
[ Anson I - K6183 - 206 Sqn ].
Alex ....Read More.||Alex Smart on 25th October 2019 03:51:36|