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Blenheim V BA494 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Blenheim V BA494

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  25 May 43 Aircraft Name  Blenheim V Serial Number  BA494
Unit  113 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Comilla Country  India
Aircrew details Sgt Alan Norman LANCASTER*(1147535)
WO Arthur George Myers NOURSE*(407180)
Details Gunner - George Edmond ANDERSON (624878) . Lancaster's body washed up shore at Feni. Six aircraft led by MAJOR VINEY were airborne to strike on BUTHIDAUNG. After experiencing very bad weather, it was decided to alnd at Chittagong. Fg Offr Webster and Sgt Lancaster turned back, about 20 miles form Chittagong. Webster landed at Base but Sgt Lancaster is missing with the crew. Major Viney landed at Chittagong but bust the starboard main tyre and crashed. The aircraft catching on fire and eventually all the bombs exploded. All crew uninjured. The remaining aircraft landed back at base.

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