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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 158311
Last updated: 9 January 2020
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Date:03-SEP-1939
Time:12:50
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:600 (City of London) Squadron Royal Air Force (600 (City of London) Sqn RAF)
Registration: L1164
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Heading Street, The Burrough, Hendon, Middlesex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:RAF Hendon, Middlesex
Narrative:
Stalled on single engine approach, dived into ground. Pilot Officer John Noel Isaac of No.600 (City of London) Squadron RAF becomes the first Briton to die in the Second World War when his Bristol Blenheim crashed into Heading Street in Hendon at 12:50 hours, 1 hour 50 minutes after the British declaration of war.

Crew: John Noel Laughton Isaac (Pilot, Service Number 90721, aged 28)

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-L9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1978 p 6)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/4747: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C16688845
3. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2430898/isaac,-john-noel-laughton/
4. http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/07418.php
5. http://ww2talk.com/index.php?threads/the-first-briton-to-die-in-ww2.14664/
6. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939a.htm
7. http://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/milestones-of-flight/british_military/1939_2.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Aug-2013 03:26 JINX Added
24-Aug-2013 09:09 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport]
24-Aug-2013 15:01 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
01-Mar-2014 22:04 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
05-Mar-2014 21:02 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
20-Jan-2016 17:50 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
21-Jan-2016 17:32 Django Updated [Operator]
22-Jan-2016 17:54 JINX Updated [Operator]
22-Jan-2016 20:01 AlLah Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
26-Jan-2016 20:58 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
11-Feb-2016 04:48 JIXN Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Destination airport, Source]
19-Dec-2017 01:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
26-Sep-2018 09:18 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
24-Jun-2019 17:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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