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Date:10-JAN-1941
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic BLEN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:84 Squadron Royal Air Force (84 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L8501
MSN: VA-P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Araxos -   Greece
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Mendi/Tatoi
Destination airport:Troop Concentrations Kelcyre-Berat Road Albania
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Bristol Blenheim Mk.I L8501 (VA-P) 84 Squadron, RAF: Written off (destroyed) when lost (Failed to Return) from combat operations on 10 January 1941

Took off from Mendi/Tatoi @ 10:35 am. One of 8 Blenheims detailed to attack troop concentrations on the Kelcyre-Berat Road Albania. Ran out of fuel and crashed landed at Araxos. Presumed lost during the evacuation of Greece.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-L9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1978)
2. Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses in the Middle East and Mediterranean Vol 1 1939-1942.
3. http://aviationarchaeology.gr/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Bristol-Blenheim-losses-in-Greece-1940-1941.pdf
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Araxos#Araxos_Air_Base


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Oct-2009 12:14 JINX Added
21-Jan-2012 08:05 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source]
06-Jul-2013 05:44 JINX Updated [Operator, Source]
15-Dec-2014 15:42 Jixon Updated [Operator]
18-Mar-2016 19:08 Red Dragon Updated [Registration, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Oct-2018 19:12 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
25-Sep-2019 17:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Other fatalities, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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