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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 14850
Last updated: 7 April 2019
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Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:8 Sqn Royal Air Force (8 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L1479
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Nasiyeh -   Eritrea
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Leaving Aden at 05:35 on 18 August, three Blenheims of 11 Squadron made a high-level bombing attack on Italian vehicles near Laferug but were attacked by two CR.32s flown by Sottotenente Veronese and Sergente Maggiore Volpe of 410a Squadriglia. Blenheim L1479 (from 8 Squadron) flown by was shot down in flames by Veronese north-west of Laferug. All of the crew managed to bale out, but only Sergeant Gay survived, wounded and badly burned to be taken PoW; Porter died almost at once, and Clarke in hospital on 25 August.
Sgt (565559) Albert Thomas 'Happy' Gay (Pilot) RAF injured PoW.
LAC (568541) Ernest Charles Clarke (Obs) RAF PoW 25/08/40.
LAC (540651) Matthew Edward Porter (AG) RAF killed.


Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999

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Revision history:

28-Feb-2008 22:47 JINX Added
23-Jan-2012 04:44 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
20-Aug-2013 15:45 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative]
15-Dec-2014 15:18 Jixon Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
09-Oct-2018 17:09 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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