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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 226084
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Date:30-APR-1940
Time:day
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:110 (Hyderabad) Squadron Royal Air Force (110 (Hyderabad) Sqn RAF)
Registration: N6202
C/n / msn: VE-E
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Stavanger-Sola Airfield, Stavanger, Rogaland -   Norway
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Lossiemouth, Morayshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Bristol Blenheim Mk.IV N6202 (VE-E) of 110 Squadron, RAF: Lost on combat operations when failed to return from flight to attack Stavanger-Sola Airfield, Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway, 30 April 1940. Took off from RAF Lossiemouth, Morayshire for Stavanger. Believed shot down by Bf 109s over the target area. All three crew posted as "missing presumed dead"

Crew of Blenheim N6202:
Leading Aircraftman John Rosemond (Service Number 533258, aged 24)
Sergeant Frank James Robert Beavis (Service Number 563045, aged 27)
Sergeant Ronald Abbott (Service Number 590429)

As no trace of Blenheim N6202 or its crew of three were ever found they 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 81/180: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14142005
3. https://backtonormandy.org/the-history/air-force-operations/airplanes-allies-and-axis-lost/blenheim/22244-N62021940-04-29.html
4. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2940583/rosemond,-joseph/
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1083653/beavis,-frank-james-robert/
6. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1082510/abbott,-ronald/
7. http://www.epibreren.com/ww2/raf/110_squadron.html
8. https://internationalbcc.co.uk/losses/2470/
9. http://www.devonheritage.org/Places/Torquay/Babbacombe1939-1945WarMemorial.htm
10. https://internationalbcc.co.uk/losses/739/
11. https://internationalbcc.co.uk/losses/33589/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Jun-2019 21:32 Dr. John Smith Added
12-Jun-2019 12:57 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
15-Jun-2019 21:52 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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