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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 196213
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Date:14-MAR-1940
Time:08:20 LT
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:139 (Jamaica) Squadron Royal Air Force (139 (Jamaica) Sqn RAF)
Registration: P4926
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sea, off the Plage des Pins at Argeles-sur-Mer (Pyrenees Orientales) -   France
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Perpignan, France
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 14 March 1940 the Blenheim IV P4926 of 139 Sqn RAF took off at 0820 hrs from Perpignan for a training flight. It crashed in the sea off the "Plage des Pins" at Argeles-sur-Mer (Pyrenees Orientales), 21 km SSE of Perpignan. the wireless operator/air gunner, LAC R Brown, was only slightly injured but the pilot, Sgt Norman James Price (Service number 565189, aged 25), and his observer, Sgt Roy Joseph Stanley (Service number 580570), were killed. Both are buried in the Mazargues Cemetery extension, at Marseille.

Sources:

1. http://francecrashes39-45.net/page_fiche_av.php?id=1902
2. http://www.plages.tv/detail/plage-des-pins-argeles-sur-mer-66700
3. http://www.maplandia.com/france/languedoc-roussillon/pyrenees-orientales/ceret/argeles-sur-mer/
4. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2685892/price,-norman-james/
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2685918/stanley,-roy-joseph/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Jun-2017 07:37 Laurent Rizzotti Added
11-Jan-2018 18:44 XindelX Updated [Operator, Phase, Departure airport]
26-Sep-2018 09:23 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]
16-Apr-2019 00:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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