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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53101
Last updated: 10 April 2020
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Date:15-OCT-1941
Time:12:05 LT
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:114 (Hong Kong) Squadron Royal Air Force (114 (Hong Kong) Sqn RAF)
Registration: V5875
C/n / msn: RT-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea 130 km west-northwest of Den Helder, Noord-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF West Raynham, Norfolk
Destination airport:RAF West Raynham
Narrative:
Mission : Anti-Shipping. Took off from RAF West Raynham at 07:45 hrs to patrol the eastern half of Beat 8. The aircraft was shot down by a Bf 110 E-1 'Zerstörer' of the 5./ZG 76 based at De Kooy airfield; crashed into the sea. The victory was credited to Oberfeldwebel Siegfried Göbel.
Two are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial; the pilot is buried in Harlingen General Cemetery:

Sgt C S Balzer RAAF (KIA)
Sgt H L Elliott RCAF (KIA)
Sgt V F W Slae (KIA)

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1297A&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gliederungen/Zerstoerergeschwader/ZG76.htm
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/KrackerDatabase/?q=G%C3%B6bel
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1941 Page 162.


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
13-May-2016 09:40 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Jan-2018 12:31 XindelX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
26-Sep-2018 08:39 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]
10-Apr-2020 07:28 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
10-Apr-2020 07:28 TigerTimon Updated [Source]
10-Apr-2020 07:37 TigerTimon Updated [Source, Narrative]
10-Apr-2020 07:38 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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