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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203740
Last updated: 27 February 2021
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Date:30-MAY-1942
Time:23:52 LT
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:114 (Hong Kong) Squadron Royal Air Force (114 (Hong Kong) Sqn RAF)
Registration: V5645
C/n / msn: RT-R
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hohemoor, Friedeburg, Niedersachsen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF West Raynham, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 21:24 hrs for an intruder operation in support of the first 1000 bomber raid on Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen.
The aircraft was coned by a searchlight and hit by a light Flak battery, both belonging to the 4./Marine-Flak-Abteilung 252.
The three crew members rest at Sage War Cemetery:

Pilot / 41320 Plt Off John Joseph Fox RCAF - Sage War Cemetery 13. C. 2. / injured - died of injuries 24 hours later in a German hospital
Observer / 1365293 Sgt John Leonard - Sage War Cemetery 3. B. 10.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner / 1306692 Sgt Alfred Smithson - Sage War Cemetery 13. C. 1.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
Google Maps
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=V5645+
Bomber Command Losses 1942
ORB 114 Sqdn RAF
CWGC


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jan-2018 14:57 Red Dragon Added
03-Jan-2018 14:58 Red Dragon Updated [Location]
06-Jan-2018 12:27 XindelX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Sep-2018 08:15 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]
20-Apr-2020 20:59 TigerTimon Updated [Date, Time, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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