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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192735
Last updated: 5 May 2020
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Date:11-JAN-1942
Time:day
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:51 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (51 OTU RAF)
Registration: L8661
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Staughton Moor, Great Staughton, near St.Neots, Huntingdonshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Wyton, Huntingdonshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 11 January 1942 Sgt (Pilot) Frederick John Blenkinsopp 1262353 was killed when the Blenheim I L8661 of 51 OTU RAF crashed in a forced landing at Staughton Moor, Great Staughton, near St.Neots, Huntingdonshire (now Cambridgeshire), after his port engine cut out and he failed to fly on the remaining one. He was the sole occupant.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-L9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain 1978 p 58)
2. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?4630-420111-Unaccounted-airwoman-and-airmen-11-1-1942
3. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2361008/blenkinsopp,-frederick-john/
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Staughton
5. http://www.maplandia.com/united-kingdom/england/east-anglia/cambridgeshire-county/great-staughton/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Jan-2017 09:20 Laurent Rizzotti Added
24-Jun-2019 21:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Jun-2019 21:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
26-Jun-2019 10:21 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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