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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 225979
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: L9041
C/n / msn: OM-N
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea (Target: Stavanger Airfield, Sola, Stavanger) -   Norway
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Lossiemouth, Morayshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Blenheim N6185 (OM-N) of 107 Squadron, failed to return from air operations over Stavanger, Norway, 15 April 1940. One of two 107 Squadron aircraft lost that morning (the other was N6185). 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 L9041:
Flight Lieutenant Peter Ellis Warne (RAF 37898, pilot age 22), missing
Leading Aircraftman Anthony J.P. Golder (RAF 522805, Wireless Op/Air Gunner), missing
Sergeant Norman J. Griffin (RAF 563663, Observer) missing

As no trace of Belnheim L9041 or its crew was ever found, all three crew members are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-L9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain 1978 p 60)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/151: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14141901
3. http://www.epibreren.com/ww2/raf/107_squadron.html
4. https://backtonormandy.org/the-history/air-force-operations/airplanes-allies-and-axis-lost/blenheim/22352-L90411940-04-16.html
5. https://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=43029
6. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1809661/warne,-peter-ellis/
7. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1798490/golder,-anthony-james-patrick/
8. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1798875/griffin,-norman-john/
9. http://www.oldhaltonians.co.uk/pages/rememb/ROH/20.htm


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Jun-2019 21:22 Dr. John Smith Added
09-Jun-2019 21:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
11-Jun-2019 05:51 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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