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Blenheim IV L8788
Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry
|Date of Crash || 26 Aug 41 ||Aircraft Name || Blenheim IV ||Serial Number || L8788 |
|Unit || 88 Sqdn ||Operating Airfield || ||Country || Sea|
|Aircrew details || |
|Source|| Henk Welting's Database|
National Archives AIR81
|Citation ||AIR81 Casualty File Description ||Link |
|AIR81/8582||Pilot Officer J R A Jones: killed; Pilot Officer G B Dunn, Flight Sergeant B D Davies: missing believed killed; aircraft hit by enemy anti aircraft fire over enemy shipping, Blenheim L8788, 88 Squadron, 26 August 1941.||C16924424|
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|Book - Battle Axe Blenhiems 105 Sqn||Hello,
I have the book. Shirlaw is mentioned 3 times in the names index :
page 28 : "Nevertheless Sgt Wilson in L8788:N and P/O Shirlaw in T1932:T started fires in the docks area of Dusseldorf.". That should account for a raid on 27th November 1940.
Page 30 : "On the last operation on the 31st [December] [...], P/O Shirlaw in Blenheim T1848:V, tried to reach an oil refinery at Bremen but once again without cloud cover the two crews gave up and began their return trip."
Page 34 : "On the 21st [March 1941], Lorient, home of the submarines, was to be the target. Six aircraft took off, led by W/C Arnold Christian and his crew who took off in V5828:R at 20:25 hours. The last back after a successful raid was Sgt King and his crew in Z5903:D at 01:25 hours. There was no sign of Q-Queen, Blenheim T1892. P/O Shirlaw and his crew, P/O Dugdale (observer) and F/O Mair (WOp/AG) failed to return. In a similar incident to that of 20 October the previous year, when F/Sgt Richardson clipped a balloon cable over Harwich, a ballon cable had been hit at Pilton Hackett, south west of Birmingham. But his time tragdy had struck : Q-Queen had crashed and the crew were killed."
Joss ....Read More.||jossleclercq on 24th September 2010 12:04:57|