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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 158796
Last updated: 15 December 2019
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Date:29-NOV-1941
Time:
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force (RAF)
Registration: L9405
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:English Channel, near Chesil Bank, Dorset -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hurn
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 29 November 1941 the Blenheim IV L9405 of Telecommunications Flying Unit took off from Hurn, Dorset, to serve as target aircraft for AI trial. The aircraft of TFU operated flight trials on behalf of the Telecommunications Research Establishment (TRE), responsible for radar research and development.

During this flight the crew became lost in deteriorating weather. The pilot attempted landing on Chesil Bank, near Abbotsbury, Dorset, but rolled into sea. The pilot, Flt Lt Adam McDuff Dunlop, was killed while his wireless operator/air gunner, AC1 Goode, survived with wounds.

Sources:

"The Bristol Blenheim: A Complete History", by Graham Warner. ISBN 0-85979-101-7
http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/memorial/entry.php?id=72
http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?4227-411129-Unaccounted-airmen-29-11-1941
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2456304/dunlop,-adam-mcduff/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chesil_Beach
http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=50.604000&lon=-2.516000&z=12


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Aug-2013 07:28 Nepa Added
07-Sep-2013 04:06 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
29-Nov-2017 19:21 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Phase, Source, Narrative]

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