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Hampden I  L4161 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Hampden I  L4161

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 05 Sep 39 Aircraft Name Hampden I Serial Number L4161
Unit 7 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country
Aircrew details
Source Henk Welting's Database

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Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/1492Pilot Officer A R Playfair: killed; Hampden L4161, 7 Squadron; aircraft accident, 5 September 1939.C16359523

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Hampden I L4161

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Pilot OfficerAnthony Richard PLAYFAIR (39679) Pilot Hampden I L4161  AIR81/1492 1939-09-057 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomFinningley (Holy Trinity And S

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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: [url][/url] 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? Many thanks, Regards Simon ....Read More.wwrsimon on 5th June 2018 06:57:41
390905 - Unaccounted Airmen - 05-09-1939Hello, 390905 - Unaccounted Airmen - 05-09-1939 From Henk's List - UK 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 - AUSTRALIA 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 ]. CANADA PLAYFAIR, Anthony( Canadian) - P/O(Pilot) - 39679 - RAF - 7 Sqn Finningley (Holy Trinity and St. Oswald ) Churchyard, Nottinghamshire. [ Hampden I - L4161 - 7 Sqn ]. SOUTH AFRICA TYLER, Derrick - 2Lt. - P/3434 - SAAF. Cape Town ( Plumstead ) Cemetery, Western Cape, South Africa. [ Hurricane I - L1875 /275 - 6 Sqn SAAF ]. UK 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

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