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Blenheim I L6647 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Blenheim I L6647

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Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/50Pilot Officer R J Melville-Townsend, Aircraftman 1st Class A N Smith and Pilot Officer M O Howell: Blenheim L6647 crash landed; crew reportedly killed by tribesmen near Irka, Aden, 18 November 1939.C14142167

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Blenheim I L6647

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Pilot OfficerMervyn Osmond HOWELL (40538) Pilot Blenheim I L6647   1939-11-188 Sqdn AIR27 YemenMaala Cemetery
Pilot OfficerRichard John MELVILLE TOWNSEND (39826) Pilot Blenheim I L6647   1939-11-188 Sqdn AIR27 YemenMaala Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassAlan Usherwood SMITH (541094) Wireless Operator (Air) Blenheim I L6647   1939-11-198 Sqdn AIR27 YemenMaala Cemetery

Related Posts in RAF Commands Forum

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Howell, Mervyn Osmond - P/O - 40538 - Died 18/11/39 - 8 Sqd - Maala CemeteryHello, 18-11-1939 No.8 Sqn. Khormaksar, Aden. Blenheim I L6647 Engine failed, crash-landed 15 miles NW of Irqa, escaped, but were caught and shot by local tribesmen. 40538 P/O (Pilot) Mervyn Osmond HOWELL RAF + 39826 P/O (Pilot) Richard John MELVILLE TOWNSEND RAF + 541094 AC1 (W.Op.[Air]) Alan Usherwood SMITH RAF + (CWGC 19/11/1939) All buried Maala Cemetery,Yemen. See: The Bristol Blenheim/Warner.(2nd.ed.). p.423. Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 20th May 2013 02:37:49

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