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Adams, Lloyd Stanley (Flight Lieutenant)

Prisoner of War 1940-06-30

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Age:

Home: Smithville, Ontario

Service
RAF
Unit
61 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Per Purum Tonantes (Thundering through the clear air)
Base
RAF Hemswell
Rank
Pilot Officer
Marshal
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
SergeantSGT
CorporalCPL
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Position
Observer
Service Numbers
41645
94

Hampden P4356

Bombing 1940-June-29 to 1940-June-30

61(Hull's own) Squadron RAF (Pur purum tonantes) RAF Hemswell. Hampden I aircraft P 4356 QR-S was shot down by a marine flak battery during an operation against targets in Geestacht, Germany. The Hampden crashed into shallow water just off the coast between Spieka Neufeld and Neuwerk, Germany

Sergeant R Burnett (RAF) and Flying Officer GM Wyatt (RAF) were killed in action

Pilot Officer LS Adams (RAF)(Can) and Sergeant HG Hill (RAF) survived and both were taken as Prisoners of War

General [Royal Air Force Serial and Image Database]...

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General World War 2 - RAF No 61 Squadron, May/June 1940

General Flugzeugabshusse und Abstruze um Cuxhaven im WW 2

General 5e6b8ac17f499bfb284d024a_NCATheYearsPart1samplepages.pdf

Footprints on the Sands of Time, RAF Bomber Command Prisoners of War in Germany 1939-45 by Oliver Clutton-Brock, page 232 Canadians in the Royal Air Force by Less Allison, page 99

Aircraft shot down at sea near Spieka south of Cuxhaven Germany.

Killed: Sgt Ralph Burnett RAF KIA Becklingen War Cemetery grave 26. C. 14. F/O George Michael Wyatt RAF KIA Becklingen War Cemetery grave 26. D. 1.

POWs: P/O Lloyd Stanley Adams RAF POW Stalag Luft L3 Sagan and Belaria. Sgt Harold Gordon Hill RAF POW Stalag Luft L6 Heydekrug.

Crew on Hampden P4356

Handley Page Hampden

(RCAF Photo via Chris Charland)(Source Harold A Skaarup Web Page)
Handley Page Hampden (Serial No. P5428), of No. 32 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Patricia Bay, British Columbia, in the torpedo-bomber training role between May 1942 and February 1944.

Handley Page developed a modern stressed-skin mid-wing monoplane, powered by Bristol Pegasus radial air cooled engines, with its first flight in 1936. It had the most advanced wings available at the time, giving it a remarkably low landing speed of 73 mph for an aircraft of its size, with a top speed of 265 mph. The Hampden had a short, narrow but tall main fuselage with a very slender tail unit. This configuration led to the nicknames "Flying Panhandle" and "Flying Suitcase". At the end of the war, no complete or partial Hampden aircraft were retained for museum display.

The Hampden served in the early stages of the war, bearing the brunt of the early bombing war over Europe, taking part in the first night raid on Berlin and in the first 1000-bomber raid on Cologne. In Canada, Hampdens were built by six companies that formed Associated Aircraft. There were three in Ontario and three in Quebec, hence they were identified as the Ontario Group and Quebec Group. They supplied all the the components to the two assembly plants. The Ontario Group's assembly plant was at the Malton Airport, while the Quebec group's assembly plant was at the St. Hubert Airport. Canadian Museum of Flight and Harold A Skaarup web page

YouTube Handley Page Hampden in Flight

Wkikpedia Wikipedia Hampden Bomber

General Harold A Skaarup Web Page

Kestrek Publications Hampden - Kestrel Publications

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RCAF On Strength (96), Canadian Aircraft Losses (242)
last update: 2022-01-13 21:37:22

Hampden P4356

With 61 Sqn. Bombing Geestacht. Shot down by flak near Rotterdam


61 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Per Purum Tonantes

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