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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 225721
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: N6206
C/n / msn: VE-D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wattisham, Suffolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Bristol Blenheim N6206 (VE-D) of 110 Squadron, RAF lost on combat operations 28 September 1939; Took off from RAF Wattisham, Suffolk, at 07.40 (with Blenheim N6212) for Reconnaissance Sortie in the Munster area and failed to return, with the loss of all three crew
Crew:
Flying Officer Donald Arthur Strachan (Pilot, Service Number 39580) - killed in action
Sergeant William Mackenzie Gunn (Observer, Service Number 563464, aged 27) - killed in action
Aircraftman 1st Class John Bateson (Wireless Op/Air Gunner, Service Number 533911, aged 24) - killed in action

NOTE: The official file on the incident (File AIR 81/16) give the serial number of the Blenheim involved as "N606" (sic)

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/16: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14141995
3. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1808137/strachan,-donald-arthur/
4. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1799002/gunn,-william-mckenzie/
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1083541/bateson,-john/
6. https://www.backtonormandy.org/the-history/air-force-operations/airplanes-allies-and-axis-lost/blenheim/27855-RAF10117.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Jun-2019 20:06 Dr. John Smith Added
03-Jun-2019 12:32 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
15-Jun-2019 20:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Source, Narrative]
15-Jun-2019 21:54 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative, Operator]

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