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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53378
Last updated: 6 January 2020
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Time:16:00 LT
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:18 Squadron Royal Air Force (18 Sqn RAF)
Registration: V6427
C/n / msn: WV-B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea near Den Helder, Noord-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Oulton
Destination airport:RAF Oulton
Mission-Anti-Shipping. Took off from RAF Oulton at 1516 hrs. Last seen at 1543 hrs entering a fog bank west of Texel island. The aircraft was probably shot down by fighter pilot Feldwebel Heinz Ahnert of the 3./JG 52, who was flying a Bf 109 F-2 from Leeuwarden airfield.
At 0100 hrs on 3rd July 1941 the MV Maso recovered the body of Sgt Box. He now rests in Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery; his crew being commemorated on the panels of the Runnymede Memorial:

Pilot - Sgt L B Box +
Observer - Plt Off P Molloy +
WO/AG - Sgt G K Bass +

LW claims by Michael Balss
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1941 Page 63.

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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
11-Apr-2016 07:53 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Dec-2017 17:55 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
06-Jan-2018 12:46 XindelX Updated [Operator]
08-Jun-2019 08:03 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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