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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53799
Last updated: 20 October 2020
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Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:40 Squadron Royal Air Force (40 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L8757
C/n / msn: BL-T
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea off Vlissingen, Zeeland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Wyton, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 19:50 hrs (local time) for a bombing operation to Schlebusch at Leverkusen in Germany.
The aircraft was hit by Flak and crashed. Two of the crew are missing in action to this day:

Pilot / F/Sgt. R.B. Broadhurst 565447 RAF / Den Burg cemetery in Noord-Holland; grave K 2 36
Observer / Sgt. A. Marsden 749307 RAF / Runnymede Memorial; panel 17
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner / Sgt. A.J. Burns 640669 RAF / Runnymede Memorial; panel 12


Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part one / for cause and location

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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
27-Apr-2020 13:53 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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