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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 235910
Last updated: 12 May 2020
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Date:29-JUL-1942
Time:01:12 LT
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:18 Squadron Royal Air Force (18 Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z7344
C/n / msn: WV-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sengwarden, Wilhelmshaven, Niedersachsen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wattisham, Suffolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 21:25 hrs for an intruder operation to Germany.
The aircraft was approaching Sengwarden from a easterly direction at a height of 500m-1000m. The Blenheim was coned by the 5./Marine-Flak-Abteilung 282 and hit by a light Flak battery from the same unit; went straight into a ditch in the marshy fields just outside the village.

All three crew members rest at the Sage War Cemetery.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=Z7344
Google Maps


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Revision history:

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