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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 226035
Last updated: 30 December 2020
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Date:24-APR-1940
Time:night
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:107 Sqn RAF
Registration: L8750
C/n / msn: OM-K
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Missing - North Sea -   Norway
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Lossiemouth, Morayshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Bristol Blenheim Mk.IV L8750 (OM-K) of 107 Squadron, RAF: Written off (destroyed) on combat operations when failed to return from a flight to attack Stavanger Aerodrome, Norway, 24 April 1940. The aircraft left RAF Lossiemouth at 01.20 on Ops to Stavanger. All the crew were killed when the aircraft was lost without trace (posted as "missing presumed dead"). Some reports indicate that Blenheim L8750 was shot down by Me 110 of ZG 76.
Crew:
LAC (550893) Edward Lewis Weeks (WOpr/AG) RAF - killed
Sgt (580510) George Christopher Durie (Obs.) RAF - killed
P/O (36177) John Dawson Murphy (Pilot) RAF - killed

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-L9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1978 p 59)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/165: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14141966
3. http://www.isle-of-wight-memorials.org.uk/people_2_w/weeks_el.htm
4. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1531187/weeks,-edward-lewis/
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/232633/durie,-george-christopher/
6. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1077416/murphy,-john-dawson/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jun-2019 19:10 Dr. John Smith Added
10-Jun-2019 19:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
11-Jun-2019 05:29 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
30-Dec-2020 21:20 Glog Updated [Location, Narrative, Operator]

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