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Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Date:17-APR-1940
Time:morning
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:107 Sqn RAF
Registration: N6185
C/n / msn: OM-J
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea (Target: Stavenger Airfield, Sola, Stavanger) -   Norway
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Lossiemouth, Morayshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Blenheim N6185 (OM-J) of 107 Squadron, failed to return from air operations, 17 April 1940; all three crew posted as "missing presumed dead". Aircraft believed crashed into the North Sea (Target: Savanger Airfield, Sola, Stavanger, Norway) either on the way to or from the target area

Crew of Blenheim N6185:
Flying Officer Trevor Victor Poltock,(pilot, Service Number 39115, aged 21);
Sergeant David William Edmunds (Observer, Service Number 513935, aged 27)
Aircraftman 1st Class F Harwood (Wireless Op/Air Gunner, Service Number 625809, aged 18)

As no trace of Belnheim N6185 or its crew was ever found, all three crew members are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/150: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14141900
3. https://www.worldnavalships.com/directory/airframeprofile.php?FrameID=23155
4. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1804485/poltock,-trevor-victor/
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/232768/edmunds,-david-william/
6. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1799609/harwood,-frederick/
7. http://www.epibreren.com/ww2/raf/107_squadron.html
8. https://backtonormandy.org/the-history/air-force-operations/airplanes-allies-and-axis-lost/blenheim/22353-N61851940-04-16.html
9. https://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=43029


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Jun-2019 20:53 Dr. John Smith Added
09-Jun-2019 21:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Country, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Jun-2019 05:27 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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