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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192013
Last updated: 22 January 2020
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Date:09-JUN-1942
Time:00:40
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:114 (Hong Kong) Squadron Royal Air Force (114 (Hong Kong) Sqn RAF)
Registration: V5455
C/n / msn: RT-L
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Brisley, 6 miles SSE of Fakenham, Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF West Raynham, Norfolk
Destination airport:Intruder
Narrative:
Crashed at Brisley 6 miles SSE of Fakenham and burst into flames. Prior to crashing there was an engine failure which caused the crash. The crew jettisoned their bomb load and informed base that they were returning because of an emergency.
This particular Bristol Blenheim, and her crew, took part in Operation Millenium, the first RAF 'thousand bomber raid' on Cologne.
Crew
Pilot: 46934 Plt Off John Stuart Graham - East Raynham (St Mary) Churchyard
Observer:1380675 Sgt Michael Henry Beaufoy - Weymouth Crematorium
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 1325270 Sgt Leslie Frederick Harrowell - Watford Cemetery Section D Unconsecrated Row 1 Grave 377.

Sources:

https://www.tracesofwar.com/sights/21825/Memorial-Crash-Blenheim-V5455.htm
http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMQQTD_Bristol_Blenheim_Iv_V5455_114_Sqn_crash_9_June_1942_Brisley_Norfolk
Bomber Command Losses 1942
CWGC


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Dec-2016 13:23 gerard57 Added
06-Jan-2018 12:46 XindelX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
13-Jan-2018 15:53 Red Dragon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Feb-2018 09:32 XindelXL Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
26-Sep-2018 08:14 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
23-May-2019 19:26 Anon. Updated [Destination airport, Narrative]

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