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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173639
Last updated: 13 January 2020
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Date:20-MAR-1939
Time:day
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IF
Owner/operator:23 Squadron Royal Air Force (23 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L1459
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Fenny Compton, near Leamington Spa, Warwickshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wittering, Northamptonshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Bristol Blenheim Mk.1F L1459 of No 23 Squadron, RAF Wittering, written off (destroyed) 20/3/39 when spun into the ground from cloud at Fenny Compton, near Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.

Crew:
Pilot Officer Joseph Benjamin RAVEN (pilot, aged 22) RAF - killed
Pilot Officer Anthony Stewart PETER (observer, aged 22) RAF - killed

Both baled out, but died when their parachutes failed to open.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1983)
2. http://www.santafe.gov.ar/hemerotecadigital/diario/3914/
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenny_Compton
4. http://aircrewremembered.com/blenheim-test.html
5. Londonderry Sentinel, Londonderry, Northern Ireland Tuesday 21 March 1939 page 5


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Feb-2015 20:25 Quentin Added
08-Feb-2015 12:35 yarbi Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Narrative]
11-Feb-2016 14:22 MrBean1941 Updated [Source, Narrative]
29-Aug-2016 11:44 TB Updated [Source]
25-Mar-2018 20:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Sep-2018 10:14 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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