Accident Bristol Blenheim Mk I L4926, Saturday 7 December 1940
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Date:Saturday 7 December 1940
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: L4926
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:the hills near Lamia less than 100 miles north of Menidi. -   Albania
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Menidi (Tatoi) aerodrome
Destination airport:
Blenheim L4926: Took off at 13:00hrs for a Raid on Valona in Albania. 07/12/1940,
Nine aircraft of the Squadron took off from Menidi near Athens for the second raid of the day on Valona in Albania. Since the morning, the Winter weather had deteriorated: rough, with low cloud over the hills and severe icing. On the outward journey, two aircraft struck the hills near Lamia less than 100 miles north of Menidi. All the crew in Blenheim L4926 from ‘B’ Flight, were killed.
F/O (41057) Paul Bernard PICKERSGILL (Pilot) RAF: killed
Sgt (745958) Harry TAYLOR (Obs.) RAFVR: killed
Sgt (650433) Norman Alfred HALLETT (WOp/AG) RAF: killed


1.ORB 211 Sqdn RAF

Revision history:

14-Nov-2015 18:55 TB Added
17-Jul-2016 18:00 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
24-Aug-2016 12:55 TB Updated [Location, Source]

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