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Hampden Bomber P4399 crash

Erection date: 10/11/2009

Inscription

{Beneath the RAF wings badge:}
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

Civilians
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.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Wilfred Butler

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Dartford Borough Council

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Jeremy Kite

Councillor on Dartford Council.

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