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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 225720
Last updated: 15 June 2019
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Date:28-SEP-1939
Time:c. 09:00
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:110 (Hyderabad) Squadron Royal Air Force (110 (Hyderabad) Sqn RAF)
Registration: N6212
C/n / msn: VE-F
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Osnabrück, Lower Saxony -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wattisham, Suffolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Bristol Blenheim Mk.1 N6212 (VE-F) of 110 Squadron RAF: Written off (destroyed) 28 September 1939 on combat operations. Took off from RAF Wattisham, Suffolk, at 07.40 for Reconnaissance Sortie in the Munster area. N6212 was intercepted and shot down by a German pilot, Feldwebel Klaus Faber, of 1/JG 1, Luftwaffe. The Blenheim crashed at Osnabruck, Lower Saxony, Germany. All three crew were killed: pilot, Wing Commander Cameron is buried at Reichswald Forest Cemetery, Kleve in Germany. He was the first Australian pilot to be killed in WW II

Crew of Blenheim N6212
Acting Wing Commander Ivan Monteath Cameron (Pilot, aged 23, Service Number 157298) - killed in action
Sergeant Thomas Cecil Hammond (Observer, aged 27, Service Number 562535) - killed in action
Aircraftman 1st Class Thomas Fullerton (Wireless Op/Air gunner, Service Number 522192) - killed in action

NOTE: The official file on the incident (File AIR 81/15) give the crash location as "Osnabrück", but most published sources state "near Kiel" (the two locations are some 318 km apart)

Sources:

1. Halley J J Air Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) AIR 81/15: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14141994
3. http://www.oldhaltonians.co.uk/pages/rememb/ROH/18.htm
4. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2840744/cameron,-ian-monteath/
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2031915/hammond,-thomas-cecil/
6. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2031496/fullerton,-thomas/
7. http://ww2talk.com/index.php?threads/the-first-briton-to-die-in-ww2.14664/#post-164348
8. http://www.militarian.com/threads/raf-australians-wing-commander-ivan-mcleod-cameron.5839/
9. http://gnet.geelongcollege.vic.edu.au:8080/wiki/Print.aspx?Page=CAMERON-Ivan-McLeod-1908-1939


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Jun-2019 19:29 Dr. John Smith Added
03-Jun-2019 12:31 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
15-Jun-2019 21:55 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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