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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205180
Last updated: 23 February 2021
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Date:26-JUN-1942
Time:01:38
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:13 Sqn RAF
Registration: Z6084
C/n / msn: OO-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Houwaart, Tielt-Winge, Vlaams-Brabant -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wattisham
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:56 hrs for an intruder operation to St Trond (Sint-Truiden) airfield.
Following an eight-minute radar chase, the aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Oberleutnant Eckart-Wilhelm von Bonin & Feldwebel Friedrich Johrden of the 6./NJG 1 based at Fliegerhorst Sint-Truiden, who were flying Bf 110 F-4 G9+DP - (claim) 200m NW Houwaart N Tiriemont: 700m at 01:38 hrs. The Blenheim crashed at Houwaart.
The pilot was only 19 years old:

Pilot:111953 Plt Off Peter George Frith - killed
Obs:1250069 Sgt Henry Herbert William Vinter - killed
Wop/Ag:1291941 Sgt Robert Tenant Plant - killed

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
CWGC
Bomber Command Losses 1942
https://luchtvaartgeschiedenis.be/content/blenheim-bij-houwaart
Google Maps
http://lewishamwarmemorials.wikidot.com/person:vinter-henry-herbert-william


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Jan-2018 22:08 Red Dragon Added
31-Jan-2018 01:20 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type]
12-Feb-2018 09:32 XindelXL Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Narrative]
09-Oct-2018 18:46 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
02-May-2020 18:29 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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