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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 230020
Last updated: 2 January 2021
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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, England -   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 :
F/O (71091) Francis Edward Robert DUCKER (Pilot) RAF - missing, presumed killed in action
Sgt (746988) Edward Laurence DODD (Obs.) RAF - missing, presumed killed in action
Sgt (633207) Gordon Elijah BLOOR (WOp./AG) RAF - missing, presumed killed in action


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]
02-Jan-2021 18:37 Fanda Updated [Location, Narrative, Operator]

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