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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203949
Last updated: 7 February 2021
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Time:00:29 LT
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:114 (Hong Kong) Squadron Royal Air Force (114 (Hong Kong) Sqn RAF)
Registration: R3620
C/n / msn: RT-A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Buschbell, Frechen, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF West Raynham, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Blenheim R3620 ("RT-A"): T/o at 22:39 hrs for an intruder mission to Venlo airfield in the Netherlands, in support of the second 1000 bomber raid (target: Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen).
The aircraft fell foul of the 7. Flak Division based at Köln (Cologne). The three crew members rest at the Rheinberg War Cemetery:

Pilot: F/Sgt (R/61124) Patrick Bernard L'Hirondelle RCAF - killed
Observer: P/O (104574) Ronald George INGLIS (RAFVR) - killed
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: Sgt (1359228) Henry MEAKIN (RAFVR) - killed


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft R1000-R9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1980 p 23)
9. Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three (2019)
10. Google Maps

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Revision history:

07-Jan-2018 13:12 Red Dragon Added
24-Jan-2018 11:39 XindelX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
26-Sep-2018 08:16 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
29-May-2019 02:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
23-Feb-2020 10:51 Xindel XL Updated [Location, Narrative, Operator]
22-Apr-2020 19:07 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
22-Apr-2020 19:08 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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