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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22285
Last updated: 30 March 2019
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Date:07-AUG-1940
Time:
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:248 Squadron Royal Air Force (248 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L9456
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Off St Abbs Head, Berwickshire, Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Sumburgh, Shetland Islands
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A Blenheim from No 248 Squadron based at Sumburgh, ditched off St Abbs Head due to petrol shortage, it was towed to shore by a trawler. Pilot Officers R.H. Haviland and M.L. Wells plus Sgt A. Kay were picked up in their dinghy also by a trawler and landed at South Shields. The aircraft was salvaged and found to be repairable.

Crew:
P/O (76571) Richard HAVILAND (pilot) RAFVR - ok
P/O (78260) M.L WELLS (obs.) RAFVR - ok
Sgt (647.610) Archibald KAY (Wop/AG) RAF - ok

Sources:

1. http://ne-diary.genuki.uk/Inc/ISeq_05.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Aug-2008 11:31 Anon. Added
23-Jan-2012 03:36 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
23-Jan-2012 03:36 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type]
21-Aug-2013 21:26 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Narrative]
12-Aug-2014 09:35 Apen Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative]
12-Aug-2014 09:37 Anthony G. Updated [Source]
28-Sep-2018 00:01 Dr.John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Oct-2018 17:02 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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