|Crash of 18 Squadron Blenheim 21 March 1940||Hi,
The Blenheim was a MKI L1427 T/o from Rosieres-en-Santerre at 08.00 hrs bound for Kemble via Tangmere. Crashed into a fog shrouded hill near Chichester,Sussex 21/3/40.
Pilot: P/O H.S.P.Hulton. (K)
Obs: Sgt O.W.Dumbreck. (K)
LAC Oultram. ( Inj )
Cpl G.E.Lapwood. (Inj)
From BCL Vol 1 W.R.Chorley
Dave ....Read More.||highgroundsman on 16th September 2009 07:09:24|
|Crash of 18 Squadron Blenheim 21 March 1940||I am afraid that Bill Chorley's crash location is incorrect for Blenheim L1427, I have three pages of the Report conducted by P/O D. S. Dickins and F/Lt C. Thompson who were instructed by the Station Commander and with a letter from the Officer Commanding No. 18 Squadron to fly down to Tangmere and investigate the crash of Blenheim L.1427 at Jeffery's Point, Portslade, near Brighton.
The witnesses were Mr Gerald Winter, Castle Hill, Rotherfield, Sussex, two witnesses from Brighton and one from Peacehaven.
"Winter immediately ran to the scene" ... "Winter shewed tremendous bravery by trying to extricate the pilot and Observer," ...
Another paragraph in the Report of "a spectator, whose name and address is not known, said he saw an R.A.F. aircraft flying over Brighton at the time, and no recognition signal was seen to be fired."
Empire Gallantry Medal
Spelt "Jeffries Point" Portslade, Sussex, in Flight Magazine, with Mr Gerald Winter's address being given as "Ivydean, Roderick Avenue, Peacehaven, Sussex." different to the address in the earlier 1940 accident report.
Mark ....Read More.||Mark Hood on 1st September 2012 04:26:25|
|400321 - Unaccounted Airmen - 21-03-1940||Hello,
400321 - Unaccounted Airmen - 21-03-1940
From Henk's List -
TOWSE, Edwin Arthur - Lac - 612430 - RAF.
Itchingfield ( St. Nicholas ) Churchyard, Sussex.
Possibly involved in the crash of Audax I - K7397 - 8 SFTS ?
From CWGC -
DUMBRECK, Oliver William - Sgt(Obs) - 580537 - RAF - 18 Sqn.
Kirkaldy ( Dysart ) Cemetery, Fyfeshire
HULTON, Henry Stephen Penton - P/O(Pilot) - 33428 - RAF - 18 Sqn.
St. Brelade Churchyard and Cemetery, Jersey.
Both the abovcr airmen were crew of Blenheim I - L1427 - 18 Sqn.
EDWARDS, Raymond Charles- Sgt(Pilot) - 904369 - RAFVR - 24 Sqn.
Hucknall Cemetery, Nottinghamshire.
[ Mentor - L4395 - 18 Sqn ].
Also killed was Mr. John Francis Dymoke TANQUERAY, DFC.
Who is commemorated at St. Chapel, Westminster Abbey, London.
JEFFERY, Ronald Lee - F/O(Pilot) - 70861 - RAF(RAFO) - 10 SFTS.
Sheffield ( Abbey Lane) Cemetery, Yorkshire.
[ Anson I - N5039 - 10 SFTS ].
KIRKPATRICK, John George Stirling - Sgt(Pilot) - 741757 - RAFVR - 10 SFTS.
Glasgow ( Craigton ) Cemetery, Glasgow.
[ Harvard I - N7060 - 10 SFTS ].
PHILLIPS, Horace - Sgt(Pilot) - 562840 - RAF - 219 Sqn.
Catterick Cemetery, Yorkshire.
PROSSER, Frank - AC1c(A/G) - 622364 - RAF - 219 Sqn.
Garndiffaith ( St. John's ) Burialground, Monmouthshire.
The above two airmen were crew of Blenheim I - L1117 - 219 Sqn.
Alex ....Read More.||Alex Smart on 25th September 2020 07:08:12|