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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53405
Last updated: 6 December 2019
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Date:24-MAR-1941
Time:16:12 LT
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:82 (United Provinces) Squadron Royal Air Force (82 (United Provinces) Sqn RAF)
Registration: L9389
C/n / msn: UX-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Marsdiep estuary south of Texel island -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Bodney, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Took of from RAF Bodney at 14:10 LT for an anti-shipping operation. Whilst attacking the destroyer 'Iltis' off the Dutch coast, the aircraft was shot down by Flak from the ship. Flt Lt Black is buried in Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery; his crew are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial:

Pilot - Flt Lt H J W Black DFC +
Observer - Sgt T H Cooke +
WO / AG - Sgt F Archer DFM +

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T0975&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses in the Second World War 1941 Page 34


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
01-Apr-2016 19:11 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Apr-2016 18:13 Black Jack Updated [Operator, Narrative]
06-Jan-2018 13:56 XindelX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
26-Sep-2018 08:58 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
02-May-2019 19:29 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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