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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 193669
Last updated: 11 June 2021
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Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:248 Squadron Royal Air Force (248 Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z5956
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Salan, Holum -   Norway
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Dyce
Destination airport:
On 9 February 1941 the Blenheim IV Z5956 WR-W of 248 Sqn RAf took off at 0712 hrs from Dyce in Scotland on a recce mission, looking for "Admiral Scheer" on the Norwegian coast. When they approached Kristiansand they flew into cloudy weather and bad visibility and suddently hit the ground near Salan, Holum. The aircraft exploded and all three crew died.

Crew (all killed):
Sqn Ldr James John Exley Coats (pilot)
Plt Off Douglas Albert Palmer Warren (navigator)
Sgt Angus Douglas (air gunner)

They are buried at Mandal Cemetery. There is almost nothing left of the plane today. A memorial is erected at the site.


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Revision history:

17-Feb-2017 13:06 Laurent Rizzotti Added
09-Oct-2018 17:04 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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