Incident Bristol Blenheim Mk I L8541, Monday 6 January 1941
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Date:Monday 6 January 1941
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic BLEN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:211 Sqn RAF
Registration: L8541
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:RAF Menidi (Tatoi) aerodrome. -   Greece
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Menidi (Tatoi) aerodrome
Destination airport:RAF Menidi (Tatoi) aerodrome
Narrative:
Blenheim L8541: Took off at 08:10 hrs for Bombing mission over Valone. 06/01/1941
Nine aircraft took off from Menidi on the morning of 6 January 1941 to bomb the Valona foreshore from 4,000ft. The bombing was good, but the formation was met with intense accurate AA. Intercepted by six RA Fiat G50bis fighters they sought refuge in the cloud cover. Two aircraft failed to return: L1487 and L8536.
The damaged Blenheim L8541 crashed on landing. His tire burst during landing.
Crew:
F/Lt (70771) George Brunton Browne DOUDNEY (pilot) RAFVR: Ok
Sgt (563947) Francis James Thomas BROOKS (obs.) RAF : Ok
Sgt (550968) William “Titch” WRIGHT (WOp/AG) RAF: Ok

Sources:

1.Air Britain RAF Aircraft L1000 - N99999
2.Blenheim production list
3.ORB 211 Sqdn RAF
4.http://www.211squadron.org.
5.CWGC

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Dec-2014 19:33 TB Added

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