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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 89532
Last updated: 18 July 2020
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Date:16-NOV-1939
Time:day
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:57 Squadron Royal Air Force (57 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L1148
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gent-Kortrijk Road, near Waregem, West-Vlaanderen -   Belgium
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Rosieres-en-Santerre, France
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Became lost on reconnaissance flight and forced landed on the Gent-Kortrijk road near Waregem (West-Vlaanderen) Belgium. According to the official Air Ministry file on the incident (File AIR 81/51): "Blenheim L1148 landed in Belgium, 16 November 1939. Sergeant A W Gillmore, Sergeant B R Turnnidge and Aircraftman 1st Class T J Jervis interned".

Crew of Blenheim L1148:
Sgt A.W. Gillmore (pilot)
Sgt B.R.Turnnidge (Observer)
AC.1 T.J. Jervis (Wireless Op/Air Gunner)
The crew were uninjured & were apprehended & interned

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-L9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1978)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/51: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14142168
3. Chorley: Bomber Command Losses Vol 1
4. http://www.belgian-wings.be
5. http://www.lostbombers.co.uk/bomber.php?id=430
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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Jan-2011 14:54 ThW Added
26-Jan-2011 02:20 penguin832 Updated [Registration, Total occupants, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
09-Feb-2011 06:43 ThW Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Source]
03-Jan-2012 02:06 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
31-Jan-2012 01:07 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
23-Jul-2013 15:32 JINX Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Aug-2013 03:05 JINX Updated [Aircraft type]
15-Dec-2014 10:58 Jixon Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
06-Oct-2018 15:26 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
01-Jul-2019 20:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
01-Jul-2019 20:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source]
17-May-2020 07:34 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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