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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205824
Last updated: 7 March 2020
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Date:16-NOV-1939
Time:19:00 LT
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:108 Squadron Royal Air Force (108 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L1275
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Glebe Farm, Ludgershall, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Bicester, Oxfordshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 16 November 1939, Bristol Blenheim Mk.I L1275 of 108 Squadron, RAF Bicester, crashed at 19:00 hours during a night exercise near Glebe Farm, Ludgershall, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, and was destroyed by fire. The pilot, 19 year old Pilot Officer Kenneth Charles Harvey Jacobs (Service Number 41709) was killed and is buried in Caversfield.

It is notable that the official Air Ministry file on the accident (File AIR 81/1663) is "closed", and this unavailable to public scrutiny, for 82 years, until 1 January 2029. This decision was taken by the National Archives in 2014 for the following reasons "Exemption 1: Personal information where the applicant is a 3rd party" and "Exemption 2: Information provided in confidence".

Sources:

1. "The Bristol Blenheim: A Complete History", by Graham Warner. ISBN 0-85979-101-7
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939a.htm
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/1663: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C16359466
4. http://www.rafinfo.org.uk/bcww2losses/1939-1940.htm
5. http://aviationresearch.my-free.website/caversfield-st-laurence-churchyard
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludgershall,_Buckinghamshire
7. 108 Squadron RAF ORB (Air Ministry Form 540) 1917-1941: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8385958
8. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2421433/harvey-jacobs,-kenneth-charles/
9. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/83585182


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Feb-2018 12:48 Laurent Rizzotti Added
26-Apr-2018 21:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Jun-2018 22:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Narrative]
06-Oct-2018 15:26 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
25-Jun-2019 00:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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