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Blenheim I L1410 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 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

National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/82Aircraftman 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

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Blenheim I L1410

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Aircraftman 1st ClassPeter Bothamley HARRIS (537545) Blenheim I L1410  AIR81/82 1940-01-0318 Sqdn AIR27 BelgiumLiege (Robermont) Cemetery

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Squadron Leaders on 76 SquadronNorman, A little on, 39882 Charles Mervyn Patrick KEMPSTER RAF: 3 Jan 1940 No.18 sqn Blenheim I L1410 Op: Reconnaisssance 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 + BCL1/28 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 CrewFound 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. This is Blenheim L1410 "WV-B" 18 Sqn Wednesday Jan 3rd 1940 according to BoBTaN I say "WV-B" Because it does not look that code to me if picture at [url][/url] is correct but I digress Crew is 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

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