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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 179939
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Date:22-MAR-1939
Time:day
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
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
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

Crew:
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.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1983)
2. http://aircrewremembered.com/blenheim-test.html
3. http://www.santafe.gov.ar/hemerotecadigital/diario/18444/?page=2
4. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939.htm
5. http://www.mackz.net/cm_cranfield%20burials.htm
6. Devotion to a Calling: Far-East Flying and Survival with 62 Squadron RAF By Harley Boxall, Joe Bamford pages 37-38
7. http://stmhs.proboards.com/post/686


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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