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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202830
Last updated: 21 June 2020
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Date:24-APR-1942
Time:23:32
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:114 (Hong Kong) Squadron Royal Air Force (114 (Hong Kong) Sqn RAF)
Registration: V5458
C/n / msn: RT-O
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea 2 km north of Ameland island (claim location) -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF West Raynham, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 22:15 hrs for an intruder operation to Leeuwarden airfield.
The aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Helmut Woltersdorf of the 7./NJG 1 (detached to II./NJG 2), who was flying a Bf 110 from Fliegerhorst Leeuwarden.
The crew of three are all missing in action:

1014114 Sgt Patrick McKenny - Runnymede Memorial Panel 88.
1061697 Sgt James McIntyre - Runnymede Memorial Panel 88.
1108878 Sgt Joseph Lewis - Runnymede Memorial Panel 88.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=V5458
Bomber Command Losses 1942
CWGC


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Dec-2017 16:55 Red Dragon Added
11-Dec-2017 17:31 Red Dragon Updated [Date, Time, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
06-Jan-2018 12:46 XindelX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Destination airport]
26-Sep-2018 08:42 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative, Operator]
18-Apr-2020 14:59 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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