ACW2 Honor HASSETT, 424890, killed April 2nd 1941

I’m researching RAF personnel from NE England who were lost in WW2, and came across the above Aircraftwoman 2nd Class from Stockton-on-Tees, who died aged 26 on April 2nd 1941. Her death was registered in the Poole District, and I understand that Warmwell suffered an air raid the day before, and so I wondered if her death may be connected with this? Her death is listed in Casualty Communique Nº 67, Flight Magazine May 8th 1941, page 336, as ‘Died of Wounds or Injuries Received on Active Service’.

Has anyone a confirmation of the air raid, and possible casualties?

Many thanks



ACW2 Honor HASSETT, 424890, killed April 2nd 1941 — 2 Comments

  1. I have just noticed your query regarding ACW2 Honor Hassett killed at RAF Warmwell.

    My Uncle LAC Arthur Challen was killed on April 1st 1941 when 2 German Aircraft Sneaked in to bomb the airfield. My uncle was a Spitfire fitter and he was in the workshop hanger.

    He had ACW,s working with him and when the bombs started to fall he shoved on ACW under the heavy workbench and dived in as well. Unfortunately the next bombs hit the hanger and he was killed along with others.

    I have been told that the lack of warning was due to the Control Tower, we’re waiting for aircraft from the Americans and thought that the Aircraft were friendlies but turned out to be German.

    Was your subject a Aircraft Fitter?



  2. Hello Rick

    Thank you for the reply, and the information about the raid.

    I’ve no further information about ACW2 Hassett, but by the date of the raid, and the subsequent date of her death, it would seem likely that she died as a consequence of the German attack.

    I’ll let you know if I find anything further.



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