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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202800
Last updated: 17 April 2020
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Date:11-DEC-1939
Time:day
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IF
Owner/operator:29 Squadron Royal Air Force (29 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L6740
C/n / msn: YB-J
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Great Chesterfield Park, NW of Saffron Walden, Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Debden, Essex
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 11 December 1939 the Bristol Blenheim IF L6740 ("YB-J") of 29 Squadron RAF was damaged beyond repair in a crash at Great Chesterfield Park, north-west of Saffron Walden, Essex. One of the crew of two was killed, the other injured.
Crew:
F/Sgt (563998) William Henry PACKER (pilot) RAF - killed
LAC E.Jones (WOp/AG) RAF was seriously injured.

Sources:

1. "The Bristol Blenheim: A Complete History", by Graham Warner. ISBN 0-85979-101-7
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-L9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1978 p 45)
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/1725: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C16359670
4. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2430616/packer,-william-henry/
5. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939a.htm
6. http://www.oldhaltonians.co.uk/pages/rememb/ROH/20.htm
7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Chesterford
8. https://www.google.com/maps/search/52.0262,0.2449/@52.0262,0.2449,11120m/data=!4m2!2m1!4b1?dg=dbrw&newdg=1


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Dec-2017 09:05 Laurent Rizzotti Added
23-Feb-2018 17:42 Nepa Updated [Phase, Nature, Narrative]
28-Apr-2018 22:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Sep-2018 10:06 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
25-Jun-2019 19:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source]
25-Jun-2019 19:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
25-Jun-2019 19:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
17-Apr-2020 15:50 AlLach Updated [Narrative, Operator]

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