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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52704
Last updated: 25 April 2021
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Time:01:18 LT
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:18 Squadron Royal Air Force (18 Sqn RAF)
Registration: V6071
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Amsterdamse Bos, Amstelveen, Noord-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Wattisham
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 00:15 hrs for an intruder operation to Deelen airfield
The aircraft was coned by searchlights and engaged by light Flak of the coastal defences (6. & 10./Marine-Flak-Abteilung 808 & V./3./leichte Reserve-Flak-Abteilung 764) at 01:12-13. In the end, hit by Schiphol airfield Flak of the 1., 3. & 5./Reserve-Flak-Abteilung 242.
All three are buried at Amsterdam:

P/O (110.823) Peter Cyprain Coulthard (pilot) RAFVR - killed
Sgt (1380821) Arthur Dennis Meech (obs.) RAFVR - killed
P/O (134.027) Plt Off Lyn George Lloyd Ward (WOp/AG ) RAFVR - killed

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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
17-Jul-2017 09:10 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Jan-2018 13:29 XindelX Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Narrative]
11-Feb-2018 22:57 Red Dragon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Feb-2018 09:46 XindelXL Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Narrative]
12-Feb-2018 16:46 Red Dragon Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Feb-2018 15:00 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Mar-2018 22:45 Red Dragon Updated [Narrative]
06-May-2020 09:27 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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