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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203949
Last updated: 23 February 2020
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Date:02-JUN-1942
Time:night
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
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Missing. -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF West Raynham, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Blenheim R3620 ("RT-A"): T/o at 23:29 for night intruder mission in Venlo Airfield, Netherlands.
Missing on a night intruder sortie on 2.6.1942. Believed shot down by night fighters.
Crew
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

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft R1000-R9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1980 p 23)
2. https://www.backtonormandy.org/component/mtree/air-force-operations/airplanes-allies-and-axis-lost/blenheim/43270-RAF25532.html
3. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/18407359/bernard-patrick-l_hirondelle
4. http://aircrewremembered.com/lhirondelle-patrick.html
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2047900/l'hirondelle,-patrick-bernard/
6. https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2047900
7. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2047639/inglis,-ronald-george/
8. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2048147/meakin,-henry/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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]

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