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Blenheim V BA916 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Blenheim V BA916



Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  06 Jun 43 Aircraft Name  Blenheim V Serial Number  BA916
Unit  113 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Comilla Country  India
Aircrew details F Sgt Leslie WARD*(R91945)
F Sgt Ray Alexandra GILCHRIST*(411209)
Details Gunner - Sergeant Gerald Noel THEOBALD (1188169) - crashed on'overshoot near Comilla, on return from aborted raid to Kalemyo; F/Sgt L. Ward, F/Sgt R. Gilchrist, and Sgt G. Theobald KIA. [ORB] three ac on bombing sortie, all aircraft reached base safely, but F Sgt WARD on enterhing his third circuit crashed into a paddy field 2 m S of the drome. The petrol tanks exploded and resulting fire caused the bombs to explode. Entire crew killed. [RCAF] Ward suffered 3degree burns, compound skull fracture and right leg. Form 412 exists RCAF archives. Starboard engine failed, pilot was taking off for second time with full bomb load and flaps down. Unable to recover from spin. sudden stress resulted in loss of prop and reduction gear. aircraft was in vertical spin. Pilot prematurely took off to avoid another aircraft taxying on runway.
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