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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 226225
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Date:09-MAY-1940
Time:02:00 LT
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:53 Squadron Royal Air Force (53 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L9331
C/n / msn: PZ-L
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Poix-de-Picardie, Somme department in Hauts-de-France -   France
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Poix-de-Picardie, France
Destination airport:Poix-de-Picardie, France
Narrative:
Bristol Blenheim Mk IV L9331 (PZ-L) of 53 Squadron, RAF; lost in air operations in France, 9 May 1940. Aircraft tasked with a photo recce sortie over German lines. Lost bearings due to ground mist on return from reconnaissance over Hamm and the Ruhr Valley. Unable to locate airfield, forced-landed near Poix-de-Picardie, Arrondissement de Amiens, Somme department in Hauts-de-France (at approximate Coordinates: 4946′36″N 159′07″E). The three crew survived but were injured.

Crew of Blenheim L9331:
Aircraftman 1st Class H A G Ferre,
Sergeant J Ryan and
Pilot Officer A F M Wilson:

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-L9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1978 p 61)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/203: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14142028
3. Peter D. Cornwell, The Battle of France, Then and Now, 2008
4. http://francecrashes39-45.net/page_fiche_av.php?id=7451
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poix-de-Picardie


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Jun-2019 21:48 Dr. John Smith Added
17-Jun-2019 09:46 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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