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Aircraftman 1st Class Thomas ROBINSON (756719) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve


Lost in aircraft Hampden I P2135  AIR81/2932

Death of Death 1940-08-31 .

Served in 49 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Sec. F/18. Grave 13. at Nottingham Northern Cemetery, United Kingdom

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National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/2932Sergeant R F Roberts, Aircraftman T Robinson, Aircraftman S Hall, Aircraftman G W Snowden: killed; aircraft accident, Scampton, Hampden P2135, 49 Squadron, 31 August 1940.C16472106
AIR81/5106Sergeant A R Clough, Sergeant D Beal: killed; Sergeant C T Robinson: injured; aircraft crashed on return from operational flight near Wisbech, Wellington R2888, 99 Squadron, 12 February 1941. Note: Related files: 4956, 4964C16689204
AIR81/7618Sergeant B K Madgwick: killed; Sergeant Donelon, Sergeant Roche, Sergeant Robinson, Sergeant MacRae, Sergeant Chambers, Sergeant Tourville: uninjured; aircraft crashed at Northampton on return from operational flight, Stirling W6033, 7 Squadron, 14 July 1941.C16756915
AIR81/8485Sergeant W K Willcox, Sergeant A J G Bull, Aircraftsman T Robinson: missing believed killed; aircraft accident, Hampden D858, 25 Operational Training Unit, 14 August 1941.C16924327

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 1941-01-01 31 Aug 40 Aircraft Name Hampden I Serial Number P2135
Unit 49 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country United Kingdom
Aircrew details
Details
Source Henk Welting's Database

Other Aircrew lost in Hampden I P2135

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Aircraftman 2nd ClassStanley HALL (635364) Hampden I P2135  AIR81/2932 1940-08-3149 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomNottingham Southern Cemetery
SergeantRoly Frederick ROBERTS (566679) Pilot Hampden I P2135  AIR81/2932 1940-08-3149 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomCroydon (Mitcham Road) Cemeter
Aircraftman 1st ClassThomas ROBINSON (756719) Hampden I P2135  AIR81/2932 1940-08-3149 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomNottingham Northern Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassGeorge William SNOWDEN (624710) Hampden I P2135  AIR81/2932 1940-08-3149 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomManchester (Philips Park) Ceme


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