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Blenheim IV N6231 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Blenheim IV N6231

National Archives AIR81

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AIR81/25Flying Officer A C MacLachan: prisoner of war. Aircraftman 2nd Class R V Britton and Sergeant W B Brown: report of deaths; Blenheim N6231 shot down near Petershagen, 1 October 1939. Note: With photographsC14142108

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Blenheim IV N6231

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Aircraftman 2nd ClassRonald Victor BRITTON (547193) Wireless Operator Blenheim IV N6231   1939-10-01139 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyHanover War Cemetery
SergeantWilliam BROWN (562022) Observer Blenheim IV N6231   1939-10-01139 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyHanover War Cemetery

Related Posts in RAF Commands Forum

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73 years ago: loss of Blenheim N6231 of 139 Sqn RAFThe Blenheim N6231 of 139 Sqn RAF was shot down on 1st October 1939 during a reconnaissance flight over Germany by the Oblt Walter Adolph of 2./JG 1, that claimed his first victory of WWII. According to Chorley and the Luftwaffe claim list, this took place in Bad Driburg area, but I have seen on the Net that the bomber crashed between Glissen and Westenfeld, 5km N of Petershagen, so roughly 75 km more north. I won't be surprised that this is the right crashplace, Bad Driburg being the area where the interception starts and the bomber crashing north of it after a chase, but I would like confirmation of it. Was the crashsite found there ? So if anyone can confirm the precise crashplace of this bomber, I will be interested. Thanks in advance Laurent ....Read More.Laurent Rizzotti on 1st October 2012 12:14:21

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