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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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