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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53596
Last updated: 3 November 2020
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Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:110 (Hyderabad) Squadron Royal Air Force (110 (Hyderabad) Sqn RAF)
Registration: R3905
C/n / msn: VE-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea 1 km west of Westkapelle, Zeeland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Wattisham, Suffolk
Destination airport:
Mission:- Anti-Shipping. Took off from RAF Wattisham at 10:55 hrs. Hit by ship's flak during a low level attack and crashed into the sea 1 km W of Westkapelle (Zeeland), Holland. Those who died have no known grave.
Sqdn Ldr D B Gericke pow
Sgt D S Staples +
Flt Sgt E W Rae +

Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1941 Page 41.

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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
04-Apr-2016 19:09 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Apr-2016 18:12 Black Jack Updated [Operator, Narrative]
26-Sep-2018 08:56 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]
17-Jul-2019 06:20 TigerTimon Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source]

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