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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53083
Last updated: 10 April 2020
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Time:15:08 LT
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:114 (Hong Kong) Squadron Royal Air Force (114 (Hong Kong) Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z7309
C/n / msn: RT-G
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea west of Den Helder, Noord-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF West Raynham, Norfolk
Destination airport:RAF West Raynham
Mission : Anti-Shipping. Took off from RAF West Raynham at 13:05 hrs. The aircraft was hit by Flak and finished off by Leutnant Muschter of the 4./JG 53 (who was flying a Bf 109F from Leeuwarden airfield) while attacking shipping west of Texel island; crashed 15:08 hrs into the sea off Den Helder, Holland. All are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial:

Plt Off W G C Beatson (KIA)
Plt Off H Jones (KIA)
Sgt J Bradshaw RCAF (KIA)

Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1941 Page 169.

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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
15-May-2016 06:14 Red Dragon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Jan-2018 12:46 XindelX Updated [Time, Operator, Narrative]
26-Sep-2018 08:40 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]
10-Apr-2020 13:48 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]

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