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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 179939
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:62 Squadron Royal Air Force (62 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L1262
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cranford, near Kettering, Northamptonshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Destination airport:
Bristol Blenheim Mk.I L1262 of 62 Squadron, RAF: Written off (destroyed) 22/3/39: Believed pilot lost control during a hail storm and crashed between Underwood and Cranford, near Kettering, Northamptonshire, killing all three occupants

Pilot Officer David Shine RAF of Tipperary (aged 19) killed
Sgt John Randolph Wiles of Leeds (aged 26) killed
AC/2 Frederick George Lewis of Woolwich, London (aged 20) killed

Pilot Officer David Shine had trained at Sywell and with 8 FTS, and was the first airman to be buried at Cranfield (Saints Peter and Paul) Churchyard following establishment of the nearby RAF Station in 1937.


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1983)
6. Devotion to a Calling: Far-East Flying and Survival with 62 Squadron RAF By Harley Boxall, Joe Bamford pages 37-38

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Revision history:

27-Sep-2015 13:34 Brown142 Added
11-Feb-2016 17:59 MrBean1941 Updated [Source, Narrative]
29-Aug-2016 13:41 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
26-Jan-2018 02:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Feb-2018 09:28 XindelXL Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative]
25-Mar-2018 21:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
06-Oct-2018 06:42 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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