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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 245322
Last updated: 21 October 2021
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Date:28-MAY-1940
Time:Early mornin
Type:Blackburn Roc Mk I
Owner/operator:806 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: ????? L6-?
MSN: -
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Detling, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Detling, Kent, England
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
The 806 Sqn. Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy Blackburn Roc was taking off from RAF Detling, Kent to join up with two Skua's to carry out an early morning, English Channel, fighter patrol off the Dunkirk coast, when following lift off, it crashed into nearby woods. Pilot, Midshipman, Jack Marshall and Air Gunner, Naval Airman, Kenneth Llewellyn Jones survived the crash with only minor injuries.

Sources:

806 Naval Air Squadron: The FAA's Top-Scoring Fighter Squadron of the Second ... - Brian Cull, Frederick Galea - Google Books
The Fleet Air Arm over Dunkirk | Naval Air History
806 Naval Air Squadron - Wikipedia


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