Blenheim V5876-UX-J took off from RAF Bodney at 2342 hours on the night of 7/8th
December 1941, detailed to bomb the docks at Oostende, Belgium, from a height of
10,000 feet. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to
base. Eight other aircraft made attacks on the same target over a period of about 20
minutes. The aircraft was hit my FLAK (German Anti Aircraft) and crashed in Zandvoorde, Belgium.
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