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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203197
Last updated: 20 April 2020
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Date:07-MAY-1942
Time:01:13
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:18 Squadron Royal Air Force (18 Sqn RAF)
Registration: V6382
C/n / msn: WV-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea 40 km west of Walcheren island, Zeeland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wattisham
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 22:11 hrs for an intruder operation.
The aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Heinrich Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein of the 9./NJG 2, who was flying a Ju 88 C-6 from Gilze-Rijen airfield. This was his very first victory.
All three crew members are missing in action:

Pilot:47001 Plt Off Henry Percival Palmer - Runnymede Memorial Panel 71.
1269884 Sgt william Ernest Lindsell - Runnymede Memorial Panel 88.
1190685 Sgt Ewart John Andrews - Runnymede Memorial Panel 77.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
Bomber Command Losses 1942
CWGC


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Dec-2017 21:31 Red Dragon Added
29-Dec-2017 18:05 Nepa Updated [Operator, Phase, Destination airport, Narrative]
06-Jan-2018 13:29 XindelX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
08-Oct-2018 14:34 stehlík49 Updated [Operator]
20-Apr-2020 10:10 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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