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Last updated: 28 July 2020
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Date:10-MAY-1940
Time:17:45 LT
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IF
Owner/operator:604 (County of Middlesex) Squadron Royal Air Force (604 (County of Middlesex) Sqn RAF)
Registration: L1517
C/n / msn: NG-B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:dunes near Wassenaar, Zuid-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Northolt, South Ruislip, Middlesex
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Bristol Blenheim Mk.1F L1517 (NG-B) of 604 (County of Middlesex) Sqaudron, RAF: Lost on combat operations - officially described as "Blenheim L1514 lost in air operations over Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 10 May 1940". Mission: Escort for the Bristol Blenheims of No. 110 Squadron to Ockenburg, Netherlands. 12 Blenheim Mk.IVs of 110 Squadron were escorted by 6 Blenheim Mk.1Fs of 604 Squadron. Took off from Northolt. Forced-landed on beach at Scheveningen damaged by flak, at 17.30 hrs. Aircraft abandoned North of Scheveningen Beach, in the Sand Dunes at Wassenaar

Both crew - Pilot Officer R C Haine and Pilot Officer M Kramer: originally posted as missing, later reported as safe and returned to unit

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircrft L1000-L9999 (James J .Halley, Air Britain, 1978 p 10
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/213: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14142038
3. Peter D. Cornwell, The Battle of France, Then and Now, 2008
4. https://www.tracesofwar.com/articles/3649/Bombardment-of-Waalhaven-airfield-10-May-1940.htm
5. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?1473-Blenheim-L1517-604-Sqdn-abandoned-Scheveningen-beach-10-05-1940
6. http://www.epibreren.com/ww2/raf/604_squadron.html
7. https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T0094&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Feb-2014 14:50 Nepa Added
08-Jan-2016 17:44 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
09-Jan-2016 09:25 JIXN Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Nature, Source]
20-Jan-2016 17:34 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
21-Jan-2016 17:33 Django Updated [Operator]
26-Sep-2018 09:10 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
18-Jun-2019 16:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Mar-2020 18:09 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Source]

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