Samuel Douglas Dean                        Updated:  05 FEB 2017

Airman:
 a019019.htm Surname: Dean Init: S D Rank: Wt/O Service: RCAF Sqdn: 407

P_link: p062.htm Plane: HUD AM684 Operation: Anti ship Crash_site: Off Hanstholm

Crash_d: d050442 Buried_d: b110442 C_link: c019.htm At_Next: Frederikshavn, gr. 19

"Den 5. april 1942 kl. 10.39 bombede Hudson Mk. V, AM684 et tysk fartøj ud for Hanstholm.
Flyet blev ramt af flak og styrtede i havet knap 700 m fra kysten (omkring her, overblik her).
Ingen overlevende."  (MACR - blanket om tabt besætning)

S. D. Dean og L. G. Murphy blev fundet ved Hansted og begravet den 11. april 1942 i Frederikshavn.
A. K. Hamilton, indbragt til Frederikshavn fra Thisted, blev begravet den 27. juli 1942.
J. F. H. La Freniere har ingen kendt grav. (Kilde: FAF)

Warrant Officer Class II (Wireless Operator Air Gunner) Samuel Douglas Dean var fra Canada. (CWGC)
MuseumsCenter Hanstholm har mere om dette fly.
Et stykke af haleplanet og et kort over kampen og detaljer ses i udstillingen. 4 flyvere.

"On 5 April 1942 at 10.39 hrs. a Hudson Mk. V, AM684 made a bomb attack raid on a German
vessel off Hanstholm. The aircraft was hit by Anti-Aircraft fire and crashed in the sea about 700 yards
from shore  (about here, overview here ). No survivors." (MACR - Missing Air Crew Report)

S. D. Dean and L. G. Murphy were found at Hansted and buried in Frederikshavn on 11 April 1942.
A. K. Hamilton, taken to Frederikshavn from Thisted, was buried on 27 July 1942.
J. F. H. La Freniere has no known grave. (Source: FAF)

Warrant Officer Class II (Wireless Operator Air Gunner) Samuel Douglas Dean was from Canada.
(Source: CWGC)
MuseumsCenter Hanstholm has more about this plane.
See also a part of the rudder and a map of the events and details in the exhibition.
See 407 Long Range Patrol Squadron * No 407 (Demon) Squadron RCAF
RCAF 407 Long Range Patrol Squadron * Calling all "Demons" - 75 years of service.
This Hudson of Coastal Command took off from RAF Bircham Newton.  4 airmen.