Date: 1938 Oct 06/07 A/C Type: Handley Page Harrow SN: K6971 Code: A/C Nickname:
 File: 700 Airforce: RAF Sqn/Unit:  215 Sqn Mission/Raid: Night training flight
1 Pilot P/O Douglas Noah Haynes  9    
2 CP P/O Thomas I.S. Munro 10    
3 Obs F/O Douglas Aubrey Hamilton 11    
4 WO/AG AC Trevor Prowse 12    
5 Gunner LAC Charles Selby Lodge 13    
6     14    
7     15    
8     16                    

Crashed in the southern North Sea between Norfolk and Holland during a night training flight.  

 


Four weeks after the aircraft came down in the North Sea, the body of F/O Douglas Aubrey Hamilton washed ashore. This was on 3 November 1938 on the Dutch coast, on the beach south of Egmond aan Zee. He was identified thanks to the papers he had in his flying suit, buried as first RAF airman in the Netherlands. Cemetery of Egmond-Binnen. Nine months later WW2 would break out.

Aircraftman Trevor Prowse was recovered south of Norway at Arendal near Kristiansand on 19 December 1938. The other three crew are missing.
Gravesite of Trevor is in Fjaere Church churchyard in Grimstad, close to Arendal.




Sources: 

- Dutch newspaper articles 1938.
- Internet forums
- Hans Nauta
- Mrs. Beryl Moran (nee Prowse)





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