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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 2622
Last updated: 29 July 2020
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Date:08-APR-1940
Time:09:00
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:62 Squadron Royal Air Force (62 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L1101
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sabang, Sumatra -   Indonesia
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Tengah, Singapore
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Bristol Blenheim Mk.1 L1101 of 62 Squadron; Aircraft written off (damaged beyond repair) when engine failed on shipping recon sortie from RAF Tengah, Singapore, and undershot when force landed at Sabang, Dutch East Indies 8 April 1940. All three crew - Leading Aircraftman E A Jones, Sergeant P H Brown and Sergeant S H Stafford - interned by Dutch Authorities at Fort De Kock, Sumatra; crew released and returned to unit, 14 May 1940.

(Registration reported by the newspapers as L1109; however that Blenheim was with 219 Squadron at RAF Catterick, North Yorkshire at the time)

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-L9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1978 p 6)
2. Bataviaasch nieuwsblad 09-04-1940
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/198: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14142023


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Feb-2008 12:05 JINX Added
17-Jun-2013 17:43 Nepa Updated [Operator]
17-Jun-2013 17:44 Nepa Updated [Source]
06-Aug-2013 18:58 JINX Updated [Operator, Source]
15-Dec-2014 14:34 Jixon Updated [Operator]
18-Jan-2018 18:19 Anon. Updated [Time, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
09-Oct-2018 16:56 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
13-Jun-2019 17:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
13-Jun-2019 17:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Narrative]

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