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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192128
Last updated: 17 January 2021
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Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:59 Squadron Royal Air Force (59 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N3587
C/n / msn: TR-K
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Le Havre -   France
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Thornley Island, Sussex
Destination airport:
Blenheim N3587 Take off at 09:05hrs for operation Search.P/O DA Drew took off from RAF Thorney Island to carry out a search for the missing crew of Blenheim L8792 TR-A (piloted by C/O Morgan-Weld-Smith DFC) who failed to return to base after a raid on Cherbourg the previous day, afterwhich he was to carry out a reconnaissance patrol of Le Havre. At 11:05hrs TR-K was shot down over Le Havre by an ME.109 E-4 flown by Oberleutnant Paul Temme, the Gruppeadjutant of I./JG 2. 2.8.1940
Sgt James Reuben CLOSE (653790) WOp/AG RAF - killed
P/O Deryck Allnutt DREW (79539) Pilot RAF - killed
Sgt Arthur Gordon HERBERT (749485) Obs. RAF - killed


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Revision history:

23-Dec-2016 09:18 gerard57 Added
09-Oct-2018 19:18 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
17-Jan-2021 15:44 Werich Updated [Time, Cn, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Operator]

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