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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 69394
Last updated: 29 April 2020
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Date:12-DEC-1941
Time:
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:27 Squadron Royal Air Force (27 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L8507
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF stn Kallang -   Singapore
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Kallang, Singapore
Destination airport:RAF Kallang
Narrative:
When the Japanese invaded Malaya on 8 December 1941 No.27 Squadron was based at Sungei Patani, in the north west of the country. The squadron attempted to attack the invasion fleet at Kota Bahru, but was foiled by poor weather. The Japanese struck next, destroying eight Blenheims on the ground on 8 December, and the squadron withdrew south to Butterworth, before a second move all the way to Kallang, Singapore, on 12 December.

L8507 was destroyed whilst parked on the ground in an enemy air raid at Kallang, Singapore, on or soon after December 12 1941

Sources:

Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999
http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/RAF/27_wwII.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._27_Squadron_RAF#War_in_the_East
https://www.raf.mod.uk/organisation/27squadron.cfm


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2009 00:09 JINX Added
24-Oct-2009 23:23 JINX Updated
16-Mar-2013 01:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Jun-2013 09:19 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]
23-Aug-2013 20:23 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
19-Nov-2014 07:52 Dr Octor Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport]
09-Oct-2018 19:21 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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