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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 158361
Last updated: 22 June 2019
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Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:13 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (13 OTU RAF)
Registration: L1191
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Weston-on-the-Green, Oxfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:
Destination airport:RAF Weston-on-the-Green, Oxfordshire
Bristol Blenheim Mk.1 L1191, 13 OTU RAF: Written off (destroyed) 9 august 1940 when control lost on approach, and aircraft dived into ground, RAF Weston-on-the-Green, Oxfordshire; aircraft destroyed by fire. All three crew killed.

Officially described as "aircraft accident, Weston-on-the-Green, Blenheim L1191, 13 Operational Training Unit, 9 August 1940; Sergeant W Nelson, Sergeant S Sanderson, Sergeant C A Smith killed"

Crew of Blenheim L1191:
Sergeant William Nelson (Pilot, Service Number 808425, aged 21) - killed inaction 09/08/1940, buried at Stockton-on-Tees (Oxbridge Lane) Cemetery, Stockton-on-Tees, County, Durham
Sergeant Samuel Sanderson (Observer, Service Number 746826) - killed in action 09/08/1940, buried at Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Sergeant Cyril Arthur Smith (Wireless Op./Air Gunner, Service Number 903160, aged 19) - killed in action 09/08/1940, buried at City of London Cemetery, Manor Park, Essex


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-L9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain. 1978 p 7)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/2558:

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Revision history:

17-Aug-2013 03:24 JINX Added
14-Sep-2014 09:08 Jixon Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport]
22-Jun-2019 20:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
22-Jun-2019 20:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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