The prototype Handley Page HP52 Hampden twin-engine medium bomber...
The prototype Handley Page HP52 Hampden twin-engine medium bomber serial number K4240 during flight trials in June 1936 flying from Radlett Aerodrome, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.
A1 Poster. Sergeant John Hannah 18 year old VC c.1940
Sergeant John Hannah 18 year old VC (Victoria Cross) in his gun cock pit On 15 September 1940 over Antwerp, Belgium, after a successful attack on German barges, the Handley Page Hampden bomber in which Sergeant Hannah was wireless operator/air gunner, was subjected to intense anti-aircraft fire #MediaStorehouse
Bomber Command memorial: The RAF bombers of the Second World War
Images from the RAF Museum of air and ground crews from the Second World War involved in flying and servicing its fleet of bombing aircraft. Of 125,000 aircrew who served in the strategic bomber force between 1939 and 1945, 55,000 were killed and another 18,000 wounded or taken prisoner, a casualty rate of 60 per cent. Statistically, there was no more dangerous occupation during the war, except for that of U-boat crewman. The chance of being killed on a typical operation was one in 20, while…
ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND
On 2 August 1943, Hampden torpedo bombers of No 455 Squadron RAAF attacked a convoy off the Norwegian coast. This aircraft (L4105/D) suffered massive flak damage to its tail - half the elevator was blown away, the starboard fin twisted and the port rudder fouled by debris.
AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: HANDLEY PAGE HP.52 HAMPDEN AND HEREFORD.
Hampden Mark Is, AE257 KM-X and AE202 KM-K, of No. 44 Squadron RAF based at Waddington, Lincolnshire, in flight. Both aircraft were lost on raids over Germany, AE257 on the night of 21/22 October 1941 flying to Bremen, and AE202 over Hamburg on 26/27 July 1942.