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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53134
Last updated: 28 July 2015
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Date:20-SEP-1941
Time:
Type:Bristol Blenheim IV
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force (RAF)
Registration: R3843
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Noordzee, off Zandvoort -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft was hit by Flak and was seen to crash into the sea with its starboard engine burning. All three crew were killed.
The pilot, 19 year old F/Sgt John Murray Nickleson from Toronto, Canada, has no known grave.
The observer, 26 year old Sgt Walter Meadows was a native of Yorkshire and is buried at Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery, the Netherlands.
The gunner, 25 year old Sgt John Edward Pearson, from Birmingham, UK, is buried at Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery, the Netherlands.

Sources:
http://www.nimh.nl/nl/images/1941%20sec_tcm5-7282.pdf
http://www.626-squadron.co.uk/willem25.htm


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
30-Jan-2015 12:24 gerard57 Updated [Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Phase, Source, Narrative]
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