Accident Bristol Blenheim Mk IV T2278, Thursday 13 March 1941
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Date:Thursday 13 March 1941
Time:22:48
Type:Silhouette image of generic BLEN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:110 (Hyderabad) Sqn RAF
Registration: T2278
MSN: VE-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Auwemalaan road, Tolbert, Groningen prv -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Horsham St.Faith, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 13 March 1941 this crew took off at 20:27 LT from their base Horsham St. Faith in Blenheim IV R2278. Their target was Hamburg. The crew consisted of pilot F/L Dickinson, Navigator Sgt Charles Fry and wireless operator / air gunner Sgt Robert Mower.
Over the Dutch province of Groningen, the Blenheim was caught by German radar. Bf 110 G9+HM, flown by Oberfeldwebel Paul Gildner of the 4./NJG 1, was sent to intercept it. Gildner did so and attacked the Blenheim while flying over the town of Zevenhuizen. F/L Dickinson's plane was hit and crashed near Tolbert at 22.48. None of the crew managed to bail out of the stricken plane and all perished.
Crew:
F/Lt (79538) John DICKINSON (pilot) RAFVR - killed
Sgt (755511) Charles William FRY (obs) RAFVR - killed
Sgt (755552) Robert MOWER (Wop/AG) - killed

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T0963&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?5431-110-Sq-RAF-aircrew
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part one

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
13-Mar-2014 10:42 Nepa Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Apr-2014 07:20 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
07-Nov-2014 15:39 Cliford Updated [Aircraft type]
26-Sep-2018 08:59 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
11-Mar-2019 07:49 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]
14-Jun-2022 08:50 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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