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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53409
Last updated: 16 June 2020
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Time:07:42 LT
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:59 Squadron Royal Air Force (59 Sqn RAF)
Registration: T2433
C/n / msn: TR-X
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:North Sea 20 km west of Katwijk aan Zee, Zuid-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Thorney Island, West Sussex
Destination airport:
The aircraft had taken off for an anti-shipping operation.
Over the North Sea, it was shot down by fighter pilot Oberleutnant Paul Stolte of the 3./JG 1 (based at De Kooy airfield), who was flying a Bf 109E.

The crew is still missing to this day; they are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial:

Pilot P/O. D.W. Date 86661 RAF
Observer P/O. E.P. Moore 79752 RAF
Wo ag Sgt. B.J.O. Watkins 633030 RAF


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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
02-May-2019 19:04 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
02-May-2019 19:04 TigerTimon Updated [Damage]
03-May-2019 09:48 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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