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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 16292
Last updated: 3 January 2020
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Date:29-JUL-1940
Time:day
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:11 Squadron Royal Air Force (11 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L4817
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Assab -   Eritrea
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Bristol Blenheim Mk.I L4817 11 Squadron, RAF; Written off (destroyed) when lost (failed to return) from combat operations to Assab, Eritrea. All three crew killed. According to the official Air Ministry file into the incident (File AIR 81/1233): "Sergeant J J Barry, Sergeant G J Harnden and Leading Aircraftman A MacKintosh: report of deaths; Blenheim L4817 failed to return from air operations over Assab, Eritrea, 29 July 1940"

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-L9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1978)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/1233: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14502952
3. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2272023/barry,-john-joseph/
4. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2272093/harnden,-gilbert-john-(johnny)/
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2272138/mackintosh,-alexander/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Mar-2008 21:17 JINX Added
15-Dec-2014 16:52 Jixon Updated [Operator]
09-Oct-2018 16:46 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
06-Sep-2019 23:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]

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