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    Default RECHERCHE CRASH Hampden L4194

    Crash survenu le 22 novembre 1940

    2 versions de l'événement:
    1) Tombé à PLUNERET au lieu dit croix percée,sépulture provisoire sur place avec identités enfermées dans une bouteille.EN 1945 transfert des corps au cimetière de VANNES (Boismoreau)

    2) Tombé en mer au large de LORIENT,2 corps récupérés et enterrés à Vannes cimetière
    (Boismoreau)


    Les quatre aviateurs étaient Sergent pilote Thomas william Glenn
    Sergent w.op Norman william Hull
    Sergent w.op Alec William Newton
    Sergent pilote John Montagu Ward

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    Hello,
    In response to your request.

    Pluneret. Hampden I L4194. Codé ZN-?

    Sergeant (Pilot). GLENN, THOMAS WILLIAM. 106 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Div. B. Row 1. Coll. grave 15. VANNES (BOISMOREAU) COMMUNAL CEMETERY.

    Sergeant (Pilot). WARD, JOHN MONTAGUE, 20 ans. 106 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Div. B. Row 1. Coll. grave 15. VANNES (BOISMOREAU) COMMUNAL CEMETERY.

    Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.). HULL, NORMAN WILLIAM, 19 ans. 106 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Div. B. Row 1. Coll. grave 15. VANNES (BOISMOREAU) COMMUNAL CEMETERY.

    Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.). NEWTON, ALEC WILLIAM. 106 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Div. B. Row 1. Coll. grave 15. VANNES (BOISMOREAU) COMMUNAL CEMETERY.

    http://www.absa39-45.com/Pertes%20Bretagne/Morbihan/HAMPDEN%20L4194/HAMPDEN%20L4194.htm
    Cordialement,
    Regards,
    Mit freundlichem Gruß,

    Dan

    Association Bretonne du Souvenir Aérien 39-45
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    Dear Rogeralain
    My french is not too good, but are you looking to find the site of the crash?

    The Hampden File by Harry Moyle, a book which lists all Hampdens and what happened to them (ISBN 0 85130 128 2) lists:
    L4194 106 Squadron 22-23/11/40 Hit by flak and ditched off Lorient Sgt JM Ward, Sgt TW Glenn, Sgt AW Newton, Sgt NW Hull. All buried at Vannes. Minelaying Lorient.

    I am sorry there is no other information, but this suggests that the aircraft ditched/crashed in the sea.
    As Sgt Ward is listed first this would suggest that he was the pilot, and that Sgt Glenn who was also a qualified pilot was the Navigator of the aircraft. It is probable that Sgt Newton was the upper Gunner/ Wireless Operator, and that Sgt Hull was flying as lower gunner (even if he was also a qualified wireless op)

    It may be worth looking at http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gliederungen/Marineflak/MFlakAbt.htm
    to see if you can identify the Flak Battery.
    The Bundesarchiv in Frieburg, Germany may have the original flak report.

    Best wishes
    James

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