Date & Time: Sep 2, 1941 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed L-414 Hudson
Operator:
Registration:
AM599
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Thornaby - Thornaby
Country:
Norway
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
4
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
While on a maritime patrol mission off the Norwegian coast, the crew did not realize he was flying too low due to poor weather conditions. The twin engine aircraft hit a hill on the Hidra Island located south of Flekkefjord. All four crew members were killed.
Crew (608th Squadron):
F/Sgt William Colin Eugene Broomhead,
Sgt John Miller Christie,
Sgt George Law,
Sgt Basel Lawson Thomas.