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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 158305
Last updated: 22 November 2019
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Date:13-OCT-1939
Time:night
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:57 Squadron Royal Air Force (57 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L1147
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Harpenden, Hertfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Roye/Amy, Somme department, Hauts-de-France, France
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Bristol Blenheim Mk.I L1147, 57 Squadron, RAF: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 13/10/39 while returning from a recon mission to Munster/Bremen areas of Germany in bad weather, aircraft became lost, ran out of fuel and was wrecked in a forced landing near Harpenden, Hertfordshire. No fatalities reported among the crew of three, including the pilot, Flying Officer Norman

Following the outbreak of the Second World War on 3/9/39, the squadron moved to France as part of the Air Component of the British Expeditionary Force, operating from Roye/Amy Airfield, Somme department in Hauts-de France, from 24/9/39 in the strategic reconnaissance role and moving to Rosières-en-Santerre on 18/10/39.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983)
2. Bomber Command 1939-1940: The War before the War By Gordon Thorburn
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._57_Squadron_RAF#Second_World_War
4. http://57-630sqnassoc.org/history/
5. 57 Squadron ORB (Air Ministry Form 540) October 1939: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8452014
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roye-Amy_Airfield


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Aug-2013 02:57 JINX Added
15-Dec-2014 10:55 Jixon Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
23-Apr-2018 18:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Oct-2018 15:20 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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