Accident Bristol Blenheim Mk IF L1226, Thursday 9 January 1941
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Date:Thursday 9 January 1941
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic BLEN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bristol Blenheim Mk IF
Owner/operator:23 Sqn RAF
Registration: L1226
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Missing. -   France
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Ford, Sussex
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Blenheim L1226: Took off for a "Intruder" mission to Pois and Beauvais. 09/01/1941
Believed shot down by flak/AA fire at Beauvais. However, Hptm. Hans von Hahn from the Stab I./JG 3 claimed a Blenheim shot down on this date. (Other sources state that the Blenheim involved was T2163 of 82 Sqdn.
Crew:
Sgt (815068) Robert William JONES (pilot) RAFVR - bale out /POW
Sgt (581013) George Edward BESSELL (obs.) RAF - bale out /POW
Sgt Sgt (752429) Reginald Walter CULLEN (WOp/AG) RAFVR - bale out /POW

Sources:

1. Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999
2. http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/11984.php
3. https://www.backtonormandy.org/the-history/air-force-operations/airplanes-allies-and-axis-lost/blenheim/105326-4157685.html

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 20:49 JINX Added
21-Jan-2012 08:04 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Country]
06-Jul-2013 05:43 JINX Updated [Operator]
23-Aug-2013 03:42 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Source, Narrative]
20-Sep-2014 08:42 Holschtein Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
19-May-2015 16:35 H.Shaft Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
26-Sep-2018 10:19 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
19-May-2019 01:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
19-May-2019 01:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
18-Apr-2022 04:59 Ron Averes Updated [Damage]

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