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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206141
Last updated: 10 December 2019
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Date:18-JUL-1942
Time:15:00
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:18 Squadron Royal Air Force (18 Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z7304
C/n / msn: WV-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Poringland Radar Station, 4 miles SE of Norwich. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wattisham
Destination airport:Air Test
Narrative:
Whilst carrying out an air test the aircraft hit a radar pylon at Poringland Radar Station approx 4 miles SE of Norwich. Mr Tagg was a civilian meteorologist was on board for air experience.
Crew
Pilot: 104490 Plt Off Phillip Henry Lowther - Bideford Public Cemetery Section B Grave 159.
Observer: 1259306 Sgt Kenneth Custance Ellis - Comberton (St Mary) Churchyard
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 1178840 Sgt George Bernard Crawford - Brookwood Military Cemetery 24.B.10
Station Meteorological Officer: Mr Kenneth Thomas Tagg - Earlham Road Cemetery Norwich Unmarked Grave.

Sources:

Bomber Command Losses 1942
CWGC


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Feb-2018 21:34 Red Dragon Added
13-Feb-2018 21:53 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Narrative]
12-Mar-2018 23:13 Red Dragon Updated [Nature, Destination airport, Narrative]
07-Jun-2019 19:22 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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