ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 158169
Last updated: 5 July 2020
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:11-AUG-1939
Time:day
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
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1983)
2. http://aircrewremembered.com/blenheim-test.html
3. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?20796-Blenheim-L1112-82-Sqn-Crew-Details-Update-to-Bomber-Command-Losess-Vol-1-(Revised)


Related books:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description