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Blenheim I L1410
Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry
|Date of Crash || 03 Jan 40 ||Aircraft Name || Blenheim I ||Serial Number || L1410 |
|Unit || 18 Sqdn ||Operating Airfield || ||Country || Belgium|
|Aircrew details || |
|Source|| Henk Welting's Database|
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|Citation ||AIR81 Casualty File Description ||Link |
|AIR81/82||Aircraftman 1st Class P B Harris: report of death. Sergeant F L Smith and Flying Officer C M P Kempster: injured and interned; Blenheim L1410 force landed in Belgium, 3 January 1940.||C14141904|
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|Squadron Leaders on 76 Squadron||Norman,
A little on, 39882 Charles Mervyn Patrick KEMPSTER RAF:
3 Jan 1940
Blenheim I L1410
T/o 0755 Metz. Survived an attack by a Hurricane but badly damaged when intercepted by Me 109s near Aachen, Germany, after which the crew crash-landed near Raeren (Liege), just inside the Belgian frontier some 7 km NE of Eupen, Belgium. The two survivors were interned. AC1 Harris is buried in the Liege (Robermont) Cemetery.
F/O C M P Kempster Int.
Sgt F L Smith Int.
AC1 P B Harris +
Amendments & Additions: WV-B. May have been shot down by Fw Goltzsche of I./JG77.
Col. ....Read More.||COL BRUGGY on 14th November 2012 05:20:25|
|Blenheim L1410 18 Sqn Wednesday Jan 3rd 1940 Crew||Found this article in
Monday 08 January 1940 , Birmingham Daily Post , West Midlands, England
COVENTRY Sergeant Pilot Frederick Smith, a member of the crew of the R.A.F. aeroplane which was forced down in Belgium last week,
has sent the following message to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. Smith, of the Rose and Crown,
Coventry; ôSafe and sound in Belgium: writing later. Freddie. . - It is understood that in making
a forced landing the machine came in, contact with a high-tension cable
and caught fire. One member the crew who tried to land by parachute was killed,
but Smith and the officer in command were able to crawl from the wreckage
and were treated by local doctors for burns, which were not serious. The two injured men
were taken to Liege Hospital. Smith, who is twenty-four years of age, joined the
R.A.F. about two years ago and was entered for short service commission
when the war broke out.
Blenheim L1410 "WV-B"
Wednesday Jan 3rd 1940 according to BoBTaN
I say "WV-B"
Because it does not look that code to me if picture at
is correct but I digress
F/O (39882) Charles Mervyn Patrick Kempster (pilot) RAF - interned
Sgt Frederick L Smith (obs) RAF - interned
AC1 (537545) Peter Bothamley Harris (WOP/AG) RAF- killed
Can anyone Id Smith more fully now? - I wonder if it is Frederick Leuce Smith 580384 ....Read More.||paulmcmillan on 3rd November 2015 04:24:44|