Accident Bristol Blenheim Mk I L8479, Friday 3 January 1941
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Date:Friday 3 January 1941
Type:Silhouette image of generic BLEN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:45 Sqn RAF
Registration: L8479
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Mediterranean Sea, 10 miles of Gazala -   Libya
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Shot down while returning from raid on Gazala, by CR.42 flown by Sergente Maresciallo Mario Veronesi.
F/O (41016) Peter James Bingham Griffiths (pilot) RAF - Killed.
Sgt (747976) Arthur Charles Tadhunter (obs) RAFVR- killed.
Sgt (612284) Colin Blackshaw (Wop/AG) RAF killed.


Air Britain RAF Aircraft L1000 - N9999

Revision history:

23-Oct-2009 11:03 JINX Added
18-Jan-2012 02:17 Nepa Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Narrative]
06-Jul-2013 05:34 JINX Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
07-Dec-2014 06:27 Glock G19 Updated [Operator, Narrative]
08-Oct-2018 18:42 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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