Accident Bristol Blenheim Mk I L4818, Sunday 22 December 1940
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Date:Sunday 22 December 1940
Type:Silhouette image of generic BLEN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:55 Sqn RAF
Registration: L4818
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Kucera -   Albania
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Damaged by an Italian Fiat G.50 over Kucera, Albania but landed safely in Greece. No fatalities among the crew of three. Struck Off Charge as damaged beyond repair. According to the official Air Ministry file into the incident (File AIR 81/4671): Sergeant G Furney, Sergeant G R Thistle: injured; Sergeant A Gordon, Sergeant F Levitt, Sergeant T Ingham-Brown, Sergeant A Maplesdon: uninjured; enemy action, Blenheim L4818, 55 Squadron, and Blenheim L8501, 84 Squadron, 22 December 1940".

It is presumed that the first three named crew were on board Blenheim L4818, and the latter three were on board Blenheim L8501


1. Air Britain RAF Aircraft L1000-N9999
2. Air War Over Greece and Albania 1939-1941
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/4671:

Revision history:

23-Mar-2008 21:23 JINX Added
01-Oct-2011 10:49 rvargast17 Updated [Other fatalities, Country, Source, Narrative]
15-Dec-2014 17:42 Jixon Updated [Operator, Phase]
09-Oct-2018 18:49 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
06-Sep-2019 23:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]

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