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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 158169
Last updated: 5 July 2020
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Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:82 Squadron Royal Air Force (82 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L1112
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Chellaston, near Derby, Derbyshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Destination airport:
Bristol Blenheim Mk.1 L1112, 82 Squadron, RAF Cranfield, Bedfordshire: Written off (destroyed) 11/8/39 when engine failed, aircraft struck a ditch during a forced landing & tipped up at Chellaston, near Derby, Derbyshire. According to a contemporary newspaper report ("Derby Evening Telegraph" 12th August 1939) the crew of three were:

Pilot Squadron Leader G.F. Whistondale (Service #16259)
Observer/Bomb Aimer: Sergeant Harold John William 'Bish' Bareham (Service #564527 - he was later awarded the DFM and became a commissioned officer)
Wireless operator/Air-Gunner: George William Whitehead (Service #533230 - later awarded the DFM and Mentioned in Dispatches and a Canadian citizen)

All were uninjured.


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1983)

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Revision history:

10-Aug-2013 07:18 JINX Added
15-Dec-2014 14:52 Jixon Updated [Operator, Source]
01-Apr-2018 15:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Sep-2018 08:04 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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