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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 230020
Last updated: 27 October 2019
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Date:19-JUL-1940
Time:day
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:101 Squadron Royal Air Force (101 Sqn RAF)
Registration: P6924
C/n / msn: SR-G
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea, off Cromer, Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF West Raynham, Fakenham, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Bristol Blenheim Mk.IV R6924, 101 Squadron, RAF: Written off (destroyed) when lost (Failed To Return) for air operations. All three crew missing, presumed killed. According to the official Air Ministry file into the incident: " Blenheim P6924 lost in air operations, 19 July 1940. Flying Officer F E R Ducker, Sergeant E L Dodd and Sergeant G E Bloor: missing presumed dead"

Crew of Blenheim P6924:
Flying Officer Francis Edward Robert Ducker (Pilot) RAF 71091, aged 30 - posted as missing, presumed killed in action 19/07/1940
Sergeant Edward Laurence Dodd (Observer) RAF 746988, aged 19 - posted as missing, presumed killed in action 19/07/1940
Sergeant Gordon Elijah Bloor (Wireless Op./Air Gunner) RAF 633207, aged 21 - posted as missing, presumed killed in action 19/07/1940

As there were no survivors among the three crew, and no trace of the aircraft or its crew was ever found, they are all commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft P1000-P9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1978)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/1143: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14503082
3. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/232525/ducker,-francis-edward-robert/
4. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/232287/dodd,-edward-laurence/
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1529984/bloor,-gordon-elijah/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Oct-2019 16:24 Dr. John Smith Added
27-Oct-2019 22:24 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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