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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 14810
Last updated: 24 April 2019
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Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:211 Squadron Royal Air Force (211 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L1434
C/n / msn: 8717
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lake Prespa -   Albania
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Paramythia
Destination airport:RAF Paramythia
Shot down by Bf.109 of Hauptmann Gerlach.
Note:Parts recovered in June 1993 & now displayed in the Tatoi Museam, Athens.
F/Lt (40885) Lindsay Basil Buchanan DFC (pilot) RAF - killed.
S/Ldr (37084) Leslie Edward Cryer DFC (obs) RAF - killed.
Sgt (640059) George Pattison DFM (Wop/AG) RAF - killed.

Several items from this Blenheim, including a wing and engine, were recovered from the lake bed in 1993, and transported to the museum. Recovery work was halted when it was realised the wreck still contained four live 250 pound bombs.


Air Britain RAF Aircraft L1000 - N99999

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Revision history:

28-Feb-2008 08:23 JINX Added
03-Jul-2008 22:21 JINX Updated
15-Dec-2014 20:09 Polish Updated [Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
26-Sep-2018 10:41 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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