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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 14650
Last updated: 28 October 2019
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Date:09-JAN-1941
Time:night
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IF
Owner/operator:23 Squadron Royal Air Force (23 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L1226
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Missing (Target: Beauvais) -   France
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Ford, Sussex
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Missing (Failed To Return) 9-1-1941 on a Fighter Command "Intruder" mission to Pois and Beauvais. Believed shot down by flak/AAA. However, Hptm. Hans von Hahn from the Stab I./JG 3 claimed a Blenheim shot down on this date. (Other sources state that the Blenheim involved was T2163 of 82 Squadron, RAF). One crew member killed, two crew successfully bailed out, and were taken as PoWs

Crew:
Sgt JONES (pilot) - missing presumed KIA
Sgt BESSELL (observer) - survived, taken as POW
Sgt CULLEN (Wireless Op/Air Gunner) - survived, taken as POW

Sources:

1. Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999
2. http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/11984.php
3. https://www.backtonormandy.org/the-history/air-force-operations/airplanes-allies-and-axis-lost/blenheim/105326-4157685.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 20:49 JINX Added
21-Jan-2012 08:04 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Country]
06-Jul-2013 05:43 JINX Updated [Operator]
23-Aug-2013 03:42 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Source, Narrative]
20-Sep-2014 08:42 Holschtein Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
19-May-2015 16:35 H.Shaft Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
26-Sep-2018 10:19 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
19-May-2019 01:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
19-May-2019 01:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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