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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 226047
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Date:25-APR-1940
Time:
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:110 (Hyderabad) Squadron Royal Air Force (110 (Hyderabad) Sqn RAF)
Registration: N6214
C/n / msn: VE-H
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Ulvik, at Granvins Fjord -   Norway
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Lossiemouth, Morayshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Bristol Blenheim Mk.IV N6214 (VE-H) of 110 Sqaudron, RAF: Lost on combat operations 25 April 1940. Took off from RAF Lossiemouth on Anti shipping Ops to Ulvik in Upper Hardangerfjord. While attacking shipping near Ulvik at Granvins Fjord, N6214 crashed into the sea. All on board died.
Crew of Blenheim N6214:
Sergeant (Observer) William Trevor Howells, RAF 562745, 110 Sqn., age 32, 25/04/1940; buried Sondre Nissum Churchyard, Denmark
Sergeant Wilbert Priestley (Pilot), RAF 564931, 110 Sqn., age 26, 25/04/1940, missing presumed dead
Leading Aircraftman Robert Arthur Roberts (Wireless Op/Air Gunner) RAF 540263, 110 Sqn., age 24, 25/04/1940, missing presumed dead

Pilot Sgt Wilbert Priestley and Wireless Op/Air Gunner L.A.C. Robert Arthur Roberts have no known graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. On 23 August 1940 at 10:00 hours the dead body of Observer Sgt. William Trevor Howells was found drifted ashore on the beach 1 km south of the Thorsminde Lock by Receiver of Wrecks Jens Madsen. On 25 August 1940 Howells was laid to rest in Søndre Nissum cemetery.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) file AIR 81/172: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14141973
3. http://www.epibreren.com/ww2/raf/110_squadron.html
4. http://www.flensted.eu.com/194006.shtml
5. http://www.oldhaltonians.co.uk/pages/rememb/ROH/19.htm
6. https://www.airmen.dk/p006.htm
7. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2271504/howells,-william-trevor/
8. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1804689/priestley,-wilbert/
9. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2940355/roberts,-robert-arthur/ .


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jun-2019 22:18 Dr. John Smith Added
10-Jun-2019 22:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
12-Jun-2019 12:56 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
15-Jun-2019 21:55 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative, Operator]

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