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Hampden I P1329 crashed in the North Sea near the coast of Holland on 27/6
The aircraft belonged to RAF 50 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded VN-?.
T/O 22:15 Waddington OP: Hannover.
On the return flight P1329 was hit in an engine by flak from 3./614. The crew
reported back to base that they flew on one engine. At 03:59 hours they reported
in plain language: “Going down 15 miles from Dutch coast”. The next day 6
Blenheims of 235 Squadron searched a 20 x 20 miles square at 52.40N, 04.20E for
survivors. No one was found.
W/Op-Air Gnr. F/S William T.J. Southey and W/Op-Air Gnr. Sgt Eric H.M. Turner
have no known grave and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial while Pilot
W/C Norman D. Crockart rests in Callantsoog i Holland.
On 25/7 Receiver of Wrecks Ole Christensen found the dead body of Observer Sgt
Allen J.D. Ingram drifted ashore in Beach area no. 21 near Årgab. Ingram was laid
to rest in Nr. Haurvig cemetery on 28/7 1940. The parish minister of Nr. Haurvig
officiated at the graveside ceremony.
Sources : BCL, CWGC, KH, Hans Nauta, Holland.
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