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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  09 Aug 39 Aircraft Name  Blenheim I Serial Number  L1546
Unit  39 Sqdn Operating Airfield   Country  India
Aircrew details Wg Cdr Burton ANKERS*
Cpl Samuel Gilbert*
Details control lost in storm, dived into ground near Kutumba, India; crew killed. [ http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?13672-39-Sqn-ORB-for-1939-Missing-Blenheim-L1546-Loss-Kutumba-India-August-9-1939 ] . Other crew killed AC1 Arthur Reginald Harris. Bristol Representative C R Tapper baled out as well as AC2 Richard Walalce Bloss.
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