Hampden AD-789 50 Squadron

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  1. airborne joe

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    Hello,

    I,m looking for info/picture of Hampden AD-789 50 Squadron.
    This plane crashed on 10-04-1941 after shotdown by nightfighter
    (Lt. Reese 1/NJG1).Can anyone tell me the exact crashplace ?
    Those who died are buried at Jonkerbos war Cemetery.

    Thanks, Michel
     
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    Hampden AD789 Information
    Type Hampden
    Serial Number AD789
    Squadron 50
    X1D VN-?
    Operation D_sseldorf
    Date 1 10th April 1941
    Date 2 11th April 1941

    Further Information
    "Serial Range AD782 - A806. 25 HP52 Hampden Mk.B.1. Part of a batch of 425 Hampden B.1. AD719-AD768; AD782-AD806; AD824- AD873; AD895-AD939; AD959-AD988; AE115-AE159; AE184-AE203; AE218- AE267; AE286-AE320; AE352-AE401; AE418-AE442. Delivered by the English Electric Co.(Preston) between Oct40 and Oct41. AD743; AD908; AD977; AE194; AE231; AE307; AE310; AE363 were converted to Hampden TB (Torpedo Bomber) and transferred to the USSR. AD789 was one of two No.50 Sqdn Hampdens lost on this operation. See: AD828. Airborne from Lindholme. Shot down by a night-fighter (Lt Reese, 1,/NJG1) and crashed 2254 4 km NNE of Roermond, Holland. Those killed are buried at Nijmegen in Jonkerbos War Cemetery. P/O F.A.Cornish PoW Sgt J.Ratcliffe KIA F/S R.A.Royal KIA Sgt S.R.Cassey KIA P/O F.A.Cornish was interned in Camps L1/L3, PoW No.574. "

    (From site: Lost Bombers - World War II Lost Bombers )
     
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    Goeden avond Joe,

    As far as I know it crashed at Neer, Limburg, The Netherlands.

    Source: BBC - WW2 People's War - The Empty Places
     
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    Hi Guys,

    Many thanks for your answer, that's the info i needed.

    Michel
     
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    No worries mate!
     
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