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Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Date:17-FEB-1940
Time:afternoon
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:110 (Hyderabad) Squadron Royal Air Force (110 (Hyderabad) Sqn RAF)
Registration: N6211
C/n / msn: VE-T
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North of Heligoland, Frisian Islands, Lower Saxony -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wattisham, Suffolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
110 Squadron Bristol Blenheim IV N6211, VE-T. Took off from RAF Wattisham 12:15 for Reconnaissance at Heligoland. Shot down by Bf 110 of Hptm. W. Falck of 11/ZG 76. Officially posted as "missing presumed dead; Blenheim N6211 failed to return from a reconnaissance flight, 17 February 1940". Aircraft reported as having come down North of Heligoland, Frisian Islands, Lower Saxony. All three crew on board killed

Crew of Blenheim N6211:
Sergeant William Barnard Woods (Service Number 580401, aged 21) - killed in action
Aircraftman 1st Class Jack Orchard (Service Number 540259, aged 20) - killed in action
Sergeant Frederick John Raymond Bigg (Wireless Op/Air Gunner, Service Number 563033, aged 27) - killed in action

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain)
2. Nachtjagd, Defenders of the Reich 1940-1943 By Martin Bowman p 13
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File 81/90: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14141912
4. http://www.oldhaltonians.co.uk/pages/rememb/ROH/19.htm
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1532059/woods,-william-barnard/
6. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1803633/orchard,-jack/
7. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1529782/bigg,-frederick-john-raymond/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Jun-2019 01:47 Dr. John Smith Added
08-Jun-2019 10:47 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
15-Jun-2019 21:53 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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