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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 2651
Last updated: 7 July 2020
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Date:04-APR-1940
Time:day
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:62 Squadron Royal Air Force (62 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L1131
C/n / msn: 8414
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:83 miles West of Penang -   Malaysia
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Tengah, Singapore
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Bristol Blenheim Mk.I L1131: Ditched in sea 83 miles West of Penang, Malaysia, after engine failed. According to the official Air Ministry file on the incident (File AIR 81/1972): "Aircraft accident, Penang, Malaya, Blenheim L1131, 62 Squadron, 4 April 1940. Flying Officer C H Boxall, Sergeant L Podger, Leading Aircraftman W W Martin missing".

Crew:
Flying Officer C. H Boxall (pilot) RAF OK.
Sgt L. Podger (observer) RAF OK.
LAC W W Martin (Wireless Op./Air Gunnner) RAF OK.

Although the official file posted all three crew members as "missing", all three were rescued

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-L9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1978)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) file AIR 81/1972: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C16471238
3, https://forum.keypublishing.com/forum/historic-aviation/15242-blenheim-identities-history?p=370820#post370820

Three Blenheim Mk.Is of 62 Sqaudron: L1131, L1108'"W" and L1113/"Z" The Aviation Photo Company: Bristol Blenheim &emdash; RAF 62 Squadron Bristol Blenheim I L1131 in formation Air to Air

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Feb-2008 21:49 JINX Added
17-Jun-2013 17:42 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
17-Jun-2013 17:45 Nepa Updated [Source]
23-Jul-2013 15:34 JINX Updated [Operator, Source]
15-Dec-2014 14:34 Jixon Updated [Operator, Narrative]
09-Oct-2018 16:56 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
02-Jul-2019 02:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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