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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53584
Last updated: 18 January 2021
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Time:21:00 LT
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:105 Squadron Royal Air Force (105 Sqn RAF)
Registration: V6370
C/n / msn: GB-T
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea 5 km west of Walcheren island, Zeeland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Swanton Morley, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Mission:- Anti-Shipping. Took off from RAF Swanton Morley at 05:05 hrs. The aircraft was shot down by a Bf 109E of the 3./JG 1 (based at De Kooy airfield) and came down in the North Sea 5 km west of Walcheren island.
Plt Off Keightley-Smith is buried in Westduin General Cemetery; the rest of the crew are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial:

Pilot - Plt Off R Needham +
Observer - Plt Off T Keightley-Smith +
W/O A/G - Sgt F H Bridgman +

Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1941 Page 46.

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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
04-Apr-2016 18:52 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Apr-2016 18:12 Black Jack Updated [Operator, Narrative]
28-Sep-2018 17:55 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
22-Apr-2019 19:22 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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