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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52945
Last updated: 17 March 2021
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Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:114 (Hong Kong) Squadron Royal Air Force (114 (Hong Kong) Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z7307
C/n / msn: RT-L
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Waddenzee (Wadden Sea) north of Wieringen, Noord-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF West Raynham, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 20:45 hrs local time for an intruder operation against Soesterberg airfield in Utrecht province.
After attacking Leeuwarden airfield, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberfeldwebel Paul Gildner of the 5./NJG 2, who had taken off from Leeuwarden.

Pilot: R/80033 F/Sgt William Maurice Popplestone (pilot) RCAF - killed
Air Gunner: 107315 P/O Cyril Edwin White (AG/Wop) RAFVR - killed
Observer:104572 P/O William George Francis Hawkins (obs) RAFVR - killed


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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
25-Mar-2017 09:40 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Nov-2017 19:20 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Jan-2018 12:46 XindelX Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Narrative]
26-Sep-2018 08:44 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative, Operator]
23-Feb-2020 10:38 Iwosh Updated [Location, Narrative, Operator]
15-Apr-2020 18:53 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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