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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 53804
Last updated: 14 June 2020
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Date:31-AUG-1940
Time:21:10 LT
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:53 Squadron Royal Air Force (53 Sqn RAF)
Registration: T1940
C/n / msn: PZ-D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Welplaat at Pernis, Zuid-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Detling, Kent
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 19:40 hrs (local time) for an operation to Rotterdam in Zuid-Holland.
Over the target, the aircraft was mortally hit by the Flakgruppe 261.
All three crew members died in the crash and rest at Rotterdam:

Pilot / W/Cdr. E.C.T. Edwards 05146 RAF / grave LL 1 5
Observer / Sgt. L.L. Benjamin 751790 RAF / grave LL 2 5
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner / Sgt. J.T. Beesley 552175 RAF / grave LL 1 6

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T0803&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps
https://studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/bulletin-322-abschuss-bord-van-een-duitse-luchtdoelbatterij-in-vlaardingen/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
21-Aug-2018 12:09 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Source, Narrative]
27-Apr-2020 13:16 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Apr-2020 13:18 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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