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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 229969
Last updated: 16 October 2019
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Date:14-JUL-1940
Time:day
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:59 Squadron Royal Air Force (59 Sqn RAF)
Registration: R3665
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:English Channel, off Rottingdean, East Sussex -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Thorney Island, Emsworth, Hampshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Bristol Blenheim Mk.IV R3665: Written off (destroyed) when crashed 14 July 1940 off the coast of East Sussex. All three crew killed. According to the official Air Ministry file into the incident (File AIR 81/1112): "Blenheim R3665 crashed into the sea south of Rottingdean, Sussex, 14 July 1940. Pilot Officer H A Clark, Sergeant F Clayton and Sergeant D D Morton: report of deaths"

Crew of Blenheim R3665:
Pilot Officer Henry Alan Clark (Pilot) RAF 72590, aged 28 - killed in action 14/07/1940: buried at St. Peters Churchyard, Boughton Monchelsea, Kent, UK
Sergeant Frank Clayton (Wireless Op./Air Gunner) RAF 643566, aged 20 - killed in action 14/07/1940: buried at Thorne Cemetery, Thorne, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, UK
Sergeant David Douglas Morton (Observer) RAF 581239 - killed in action St. Nicolas Churchyard, West Thorney, Sussex UK

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft R1000-R9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1980 p 23)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/1112: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14502924
3. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2824193/clark,-henry-alan/
4. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2414233/clayton,-frank/
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2959330/morton,-david-douglas/
6. http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Cambridgeshire/CambridgeUniversityPeterhouse.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Oct-2019 16:54 Dr. John Smith Added
16-Oct-2019 04:38 juza7 Updated [Operator]

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