ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 16368
Last updated: 2 March 2015
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Narrative:Shot down over the Gulf of Siam, while on raid against Japanese shipping at Kota Bharu. Aircraft was hit by AA fire & crashlanded in sea disintegrating, pilot sole survivor. He clung to tailwheel & was finally rescued after 24 hours by Japanese ship & taken to Tokyo, most likely Ofuna POW Camp. He had the dubious distinction of being the first allied airman captured by Japanese.
|Type:||Bristol Blenheim Mk I|
|Owner/operator:||60 Sqn RAF|
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|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Gulf of Siam off (Malaya) -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||RAF Kuantan|
|Destination airport:||RAF Kuantan|
Crew:Pilot only survivor, rest unknown.
Pilot:Flt/Lt 40502 William Ellis Bowden RAF PoW.
Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999
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