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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 14775
Last updated: 23 April 2019
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Date:06-FEB-1941
Time:
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:84 Squadron Royal Air Force (84 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L1393
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gulf of Corinth -   Greece
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On return from a sortie over the Tepelene area, Albania, the Blenheim I L1393 of 84 Sqn RAF was obliged to ditch in bad weather and very poor visibility in the sea, near a small island in the Gulf of Corinth. The pilot, Flg Off A Nicholson, was saved but the observer, Plt Off Richard George Charles Day, drowned before he could open his dingy, and the 19-year old wireless operator/air gunner, Sgt Anthony John Hollist, just went missing and was never seen again.

Sources:

"Air War Over Greece and Albania 1949-1941", by Alexis Mehtidis. ISBN 0977607267
http://web.archive.org/web/20090903204732/http://www.bbc.co.uk:80/ww2peopleswar/stories/71/a4196171.shtml
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_of_Corinth
https://www.google.com/maps/search/38.215278,22.543333/@38.215278,22.543333,11120m/data=!4m2!2m1!4b1?dg=dbrw&newdg=1


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Feb-2008 22:52 JINX Added
23-Jan-2012 05:08 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
06-Jul-2013 05:46 JINX Updated [Operator, Narrative]
15-Dec-2014 15:25 Jixon Updated [Operator, Narrative]
15-Dec-2014 15:26 Jixn Updated [Source]
09-Feb-2017 13:29 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Source, Narrative]
09-Oct-2018 19:13 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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