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 DIV REF. B4/11/41 H.Q. REF. RAF 96/21/41


Parish BEDDINGHAM Date 16th July 1941 Time 04.50 hours
Exact Location Beddingham Hill
Map ReferenceXXXXXX
British Allied or Enemy British Type Beaufort Torpedo Bomber
Condition of Machine Completely smashed and burnt out.


Killed 4 Seriously injured - Slightly injured -
Unhurt - Not traced -  
Disposal of crew Bodies removed on 16/7/41 by R.A.F. Thorney Island.
Which R.A.F. Station notified Thorney Island
Time and Date of notification 08.07 hours 16/7/41

Detail of Occurrence

At 6.50am. on the 16th. July 1941 a British Beaufort apparentltly crashed into the side of the Hill during dense fog about 04.50 hours. Number on tail of machine L.9791. This was stated by R.A.F. Controller. Thorney Island to be missing from that Station, the crew being Flight Sergt. BRETT, Sgt. TODD, Sgt. WILLIAMS and Sgt. FOLKARD. Three bodies were clear of the machine the other was still in the cockpit. They were removed to Thorney Island. Military guard posted by Bdr. CARTER of 325th. Searchlight Regt. Firle.

6 unexploded H.E. bombs scattered on open downland in vicinity of machine. Map Reference XXXXXX. These bombs were defused and removed by the B.D.S. on 17th July, 1941.

Time and Date information received by Police 04.50 hours 16th July 1941
  Signature [William Mills] Sgt 30

 DIV REF. B4/12/41 H.Q. REF. [blank]


Parish BEDDINGHAM Date 16/7/1941 Time 04.50
Number of Exploded Bombs    -  H.E.   -  I.B.   -  O.I.B.   -  G.


Number and type 6 H.E. Map Reference XXXXXX.
Date and method of disposal Defused and removed by B.D.S. on 17th July 1941
Time and date Sub-Control notified of disposal: [blank]





Detail of Incident referred to overleaf

At 04.50 hours on 16th July British Beaufort Bomber No. L.9791 crashed into Beddingham Hill during dense fog . 6 Unexploded H.E. bombs from the machine scattered on open downland in near vicinity. Military guard posted by Bdr. CARTER of 325th Searchlight Regt. Firle. R.A.F. Thorney Island informed at 08.07 hours 16th July 1941.

No damage no casualties.

Time and Date information received by Police 04.50 hours 16th July 1941
  Signature [William Mills] Sgt 30

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