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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22336
Last updated: 23 March 2021
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Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IF
Owner/operator:219 Squadron Royal Air Force (219 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L8698
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:RAF Driffield, Yorkshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Catterick, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Driffield, Yorkshire
Blenheim L8698 intercepted an intruder near Scarborough and after being damaged by return fire the aircraft crash-landed. 15.8.1940
The pilot in an aircraft attacked a Heinkel 111K. Shortly after commencing the attack the return fire from the enemy aircraft ceased, but as Sgt Dupee was about to continue his attack at short range the Heinkel's dorsal gun again opened fire severely wounding him in the arm and causing damage to his aircraft. Sgt Banister thereupon crawled forward, assisted Sgt Dupee from his seat and took control of the aircraft. Despite failing strength, through loss of blood, Sgt Dupee gave directions to Sgt Banister who, although untrained as a pilot, was enabled to fly the aircraft until compelled to force land. This was carried out on a strange aerodrome with the undercarriage retracted and only slight damage was caused to the aircraft.
Sgt (700102) Oswald Arthur DUPEE DFM (pilot) RAFVR - injured
Sgt (517215) Thomas Henry BANNISTER DFM (WOP/AG) RAF - Ok


1. LG No. 34951 /Dated 1940-09-24/
2. Blenheim production list
3. ORB 219 Sqdn RAF

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Revision history:

06-Aug-2008 23:18 Anon. Added
26-Jan-2012 14:27 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
20-Aug-2013 14:18 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
20-Aug-2013 18:35 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
21-Aug-2013 17:47 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
21-Aug-2013 21:27 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
21-Aug-2013 21:34 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
23-Aug-2013 07:06 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
28-Apr-2014 19:53 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
11-Nov-2014 15:17 Boile A. Updated [Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
26-Sep-2018 08:00 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
30-Dec-2020 10:30 Koumas Updated [Source, Damage, Narrative, Operator]
30-Dec-2020 11:02 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
23-Mar-2021 17:14 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]
23-Mar-2021 17:19 Anon. Updated [Location, Source, Operator]

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