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Hampden Bomber P4399 crash Hampden Bomber P4399 crash

Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of

Plaque: Hampden Bomber P4399 crash
War Memorial

Erection date: 10/11/2009


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In memory of those who lost their lives near this site on the 31 July 1941 when Hampden bomber P4399 crashed killing 3 aircrew of no. 61 squadron and 3 civilians of Dartford.

RAF aircrew
Flight Sergeant Roy Geater
Sergeant William Chambers
Sergeant Wilfred Butler

Frederick Vickery
Beatrice Lilian Vickery
Alice Yates

This memorial was dedicated on 10 November 2009 by Councillor Jeremy Kite leader of Dartford Borough Council.

Site: Hampden Bomber P4399 crash (1 memorial)

DA1, East Hill

Researching the names on the plaque Andrew Behan found the addresses of the civilians which gave us the site of the crash. This is a little to the east of the plaque. The houses hit, where the civilians died, were 65, 67 and 69 East Hill. These are on the south, set back a bit from the road, with a few steps between two piers, and a path between them.

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Hampden Bomber P4399 crash

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Hampden Bomber P4399 Crash

At around 4 am, the plane is thought to have got caught in an electrical stor...

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World War 2

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Civilian deaths in London caused by enemy action

This page brings together all the memorials that we have for civilians killed...

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RAF Squadron No. 61

It was first formed in Rochford, Essex as a fighter squadron of the British R...

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Beatrice Lilian Vickery

Civilian killed in the crash of Hampden bomber P4399. Our colleague Andrew B...

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Hampden Bomber P4399 crash

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Dartford Borough Council

Formed by the merger of the Municipal Borough of Dartford, Swanscombe Urban D...

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Jeremy Kite

Councillor on Dartford Council.

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