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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53085
Last updated: 10 April 2020
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Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:114 (Hong Kong) Squadron Royal Air Force (114 (Hong Kong) Sqn RAF)
Registration: V5888
C/n / msn: RT-A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea west of Texel island -   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 shot down by Leutnant Dinger of the 4./JG 53 (who was flying a Bf 109F from Leeuwarden airfield) while attacking shipping west of Texel island; crashed 15:06 hrs into the sea west of Texel. Sgt Kennedy is buried in Westerschelling General Cemetery Terschelling. His two companions have no known grave and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial:

Sgt J W Bradley (KIA)
Plt Off R H Batten (KIA)
Sgt E D Kennedy (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
14-May-2016 09:50 Red Dragon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Jan-2018 12:31 XindelX Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator]
06-Jan-2018 12:46 XindelX Updated [Narrative]
26-Sep-2018 08:39 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]
10-Apr-2020 13:44 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]

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