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Sergeant Derek BELL (621608) of the Royal Air Force


Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Hampden I AE428
 NA/PRO

Death of Death 1941-12-27 Age : 23 years.

Served in 50 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Panel 39. at Runnymede Memorial, United Kingdom (Map)

More Details: SON OF MR. AND MRS. JOHN PICKERING CUTHBERT BELL; HUSBAND OF ROSE BELL, OF SOUTH SHIELDS, CO. DURHAM.

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Aircraft Name: Hampden I AE428 Date of Crash: 27 Dec 41 Unit 50 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , United Kingdom
Aircrew details
Details Took off 0529 from Wick to support Allied Commandos on the first Combined Operation of the war. Shot down by Flak crashing into the sea.
Source Henk Welting's Database

Other Casualities in Hampden I AE428

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantDerek BELL (621608) Hampden I AE428  NA/PRO 1941-12-2750 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Pilot OfficerRobert WATSON (48277) Hampden I AE428  NA/PRO 1941-12-2750 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantJohn Drax WILLIAMS (924930) Hampden I AE428  NA/PRO 1941-12-2750 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial

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