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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 171210
Last updated: 4 May 2020
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Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:13 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (13 OTU RAF)
Registration: Z7962
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Bicester, Oxfordshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Bicester, Oxfordshire
Destination airport:
On 6 December 1941 the Blenheim IV Z7962 of 13 OTU RAF took off at 1130 hrs from Bicester airfield for a training sortie but crashed, due to incorrect trim tab settings, near the airfield, killing the four men aboard.

Crew (all killed):
Sgt Victor Horace Langrish (pilot)
Plt Off eric Lionel Victor Stanley (observer)
Sgt Allan Edward Bailey (wireless operator/air gunner)
Flg Off Douglas Hickling Ivens (passenger)

Ivens, a trained pilot, was being given a lift to an airfield (probably Chivenor) near his home at High Bickington, Devon. All four men are registered by the CWGC as belonging to 110 Sqn but this is thought unlikey. Bailey and Ivens are buried in Caversfield (ST; Laurence) Churchyard, Langrish was cremated at Enfield Crematorium and Stanley was taken to Weston (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.


"Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses, volume 7: Operational Training Units 1940-1947", by W R Chorley, ISBN 1-85780-132-6
"The Bristol Blenheim: A Complete History", by Graham Warner. ISBN 0-85979-101-7

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Revision history:

12-Nov-2014 18:10 Koumes Added
06-Dec-2015 12:56 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Registration, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]

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