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Blenheim IV N3555 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Blenheim IV N3555

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AIR81/2356Pilot Officer G R Lambert (RCAF), Sergeant S Southeran: killed; Blenheim N3555, 2 School of Army Cooperation, 8 July 1940.C16471868

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Blenheim IV N3555

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Pilot OfficerGeorge Robert LAMBERT (42846) Pilot Blenheim IV N3555 AIR81/2356 1940-07-062 SoAC United KingdomAndover Cemetery
SergeantShepherd SOTHERAN (751010) Wireless Op./Air Gunner Blenheim IV N3555 Forum Post 1940-07-062 SoAC United KingdomHartlepool West View Cemetery

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400706 - Unaccounted airmen - 6-7-1940Sorry for so many names this time......................... What caused the death of: P/O (Pilot) Jack C. BURRASTON - 42379 (from Australia ?) - died of wounds or injuries received on active service (Flight Global), buried Cranwell (St.Andrew) Churchyard, Crandwel & Byard's Leap, Lincolnshire (UK1931). P/O Burraston allotted same svcnr (42379) as P/O A.F.B. RAMSAY - 4 Sqn - killed 21-4-1940 and buried Trefcon British Cem., Caulaincourt, France. In same cemetery as Burraston lies buried with same date of death: LAC (Pilot) Ronald H.W. PARKER - 905524 - died of wounds or injuries received on active service (Flight Global), and LAC Basil DREAPER - 529489 - whose name I can't find in The Times and Flight Global archives, buried Henlow (St.Mary) Churchyard, Bedfordshire (UK3102), and Sgt Edwin C. JACOBS - 581101 - previously reported missing later believed killed on active service (Flight Global), commemorated on Panel 15 of the Runnymede Memorial, and Sgt (Pilot) Robert B. MURGATROYD - 519962 - 9 Sqn Honington, Suffolk - killed in action (while flying in operations against the enemy - Flight Global), buried Honington (All Saints) Churchyard, Suffolk (UK2856). He may have been killed aboard an aircraft that safely returned to base, and Sgt (WOp/Ag) Shepherd SOTHERAN - 751010 - killed on active service (Flight Global), buried Hartlepool (Hart Road) New Cem., Durham County (UK341). Aircraft losses for this date: Blenheim I - N3555 - 2 SAC - collided with another aircraft during take-off at night and crashed 2 miles west of Andover, Hampshire (already have as a casualty: P/O George R. LAMBERT - 42846 - RAF [from Canada]). Blenheim IV - L8855 - 264 Sqn - crashed (no further details). Gladiator II - N2266 - FF Shetlands - crashed on take-off Sumburgh. Hind I - K5413 - RAFC - flew into ground 1 mile south of South Clifton, Nottinghamshire. Regards and thanks for your help. Henk. ....Read More.Henk Welting on 12th January 2008 07:45:42
400706 - Unaccounted airmen - 6-7-1940Hi Henk Murgatroyd's name is in Chorley Vol 9, the Roll of Honour, but there is no entry in the 1940 Vol, there is a death of a Robert B Murgatroyd, age 24, registered at Bury St Edmunds which is close to Honington and this may support your idea that he was brought back dead or died after an otherwise safe return.Southeran's death is recorded at Andover which is consistant with Blenheim N3555 and his name is recorded against that a/c in Warner's "Blenheim" I can find a Jack c Burraston age 22,death registered at Retford ( which is close to S Clifton)and B Dreaper age 22 registered at Biggleswade The apparent duplication on numbers for Burraston would not be impossible if he is Australian and the other person is not I have found similar duplication between RAAF and Australian Army Regards Dick ....Read More.Dick on 12th January 2008 10:00:44
Blenheim Crash 1940 in AndoverHi Andy, In response to your question I offer brief details of seven Blenheim crashes in that period involving aircraft of 2 School of Army Co-Operation, the main user of Blenheims at Andover. 03/05/40 - L9297 - Mk IV - Engine failed on take-off, it stalled and spun in. Crew killed. 31/05/40 - L1296 - Mk I - Crashed on take-off. 06/07/40 - N3555 - Mk IV - Hit trees on night take-off, killing the crew. 18/07/40 - N3566 - Mk IV - Engine cut on take-off, swung and hit hedge. 06/08/40 - L4853 - Mk IV - Lost height on a night take-off and hit the ground. 1 killed, 2 injured. 04/09/40 - L9022 - Mk IV - Undershot a night landing and hit a tree. 1 injured. 10/09/40 - K7073 - Mk I - Engine cut on overshoot and crashed. 1 injured. I hope these brief details might get you a bit further and I would be very interested in seeing a copy of the eye-witness account if you can manage it. All the best, L9172 ....Read More.L9172 on 1st November 2009 02:40:27
AiB AVIA Class ReportsThe TNA index for AVIA 5 has a number of errors in the transcription of serial numbers that prevent easy searches. The following is very much a work in progress for AVIA5/19, the first wartime file, to provide an index of: Aircraft Serial Number, Aircraft Type, Date of Incident, W reference 2199 Blenheim IV W914 AM266 Catalina II ??/01/1941 W958a AR651 Mohawk IV 08/01/1941 W947 AR658 Mohawk IV 02/01/1941 W945 AR664 Mohawk IV 01/02/1941 W958 AR666 Mohawk IV 06/08/1940 W853 G-ADPF Tiger Moth W822 G-ADVH Monospar W748a G-AESO Tiger Moth W747 K4927 Hart Trainer 08/12/1940 W934 K6011 Swordfish 29/11/1940 W928 K6248 Anson I 21/03/1941 W989 K6272 Anson I 21/06/1940 W795 K6296 Anson I 01/04/1941 W997 K6718 Spitfire P W949 K7019 Harrow II 21/10/1938 W621 K7114 Blenheim I 09/03/1941 W984 K7156 Blenheim I 05/07/1940 W808 K7190 Whitley I 02/05/1939 W654 K7229 Whitley I 05/03/1941 W983 K7260 Whitley I 18/12/1939 W718 K7435 Audax I 11/10/1938 W619 K7594 Battle I 11/12/1937 W581 K7732 Wellesley I 29/09/1938 W617 K7933 Gladiator I 16/06/1938 W604 K7950 Gladiator I 19/11/1939 W709 K8503 Shark II 20/02/1941 W969a K8733 Anson I 21/02/1939 W639 K8996 Whitley III 18/10/1939 W693 K9001 Whitley III 19/09/1939 W684 K9002 Whitley III 21/07/1939 W669 K9223 Battle I 01/10/1940 W886 K9419 Battle I ??/03/1939 W641 K9838 Spitfire I 16/03/1939 W643 K9965 Spitfire I 08/09/1939 W679 K9977 Spitfire I 30/12/1939 W719 L1100 Blenheim I 03/01/1941 W946 L1153 Blenheim I 18/07/1938 W607 L1160 Blenheim I 07/11/1938 W623 L1164 Blenheim I 03/09/1939 W677 L1232 Blenheim I 05/06/1940 W784 L1358 Blenheim I 10/07/1940 W814 L1549 Hurricane I 20/07/1938 W607 L1577 Hurricane I 01/02/1941 W959 L1629 Hurricane I 02/02/1939 W635 L1717 Hurricane I 27/11/1940 W926 L1791 Hurricane I 25/07/1940 W827 L1849 Hurricane I 07/07/1940 W810 L1870 Hurricane I 29/07/1940 W827 L1936 Hurricane I 04/07/1940 W797 L1955 Hurricane I 29/07/1940 W832 L1989 Hurricane I ??/07/1940 W827 L2162 Sunderland I 20/09/1938 W616 L2944 Skua II 27/07/1940 W829 L2946 Skua II 11/01/1940 W724 L3036 Skua II 14/11/1939 W708 L4054 Hampden I 07/04/1940 W749 L4136 Hampden I 20/04/1939 W649 L4161 Hampden I 05/09/1939 W678 L4243 Wellington I 15/05/1939 W656 L4261 Wellington I 01/03/1941 W979 L4290 Wellington I 21/07/1939 W670 L4395 Mentor 21/03/1940 W745 L4547 Oxford I 06/11/1939 W703 L4571 Oxford I 18/09/1939 W683 L4580 Oxford I 13/09/1938 W615 L4702 Lysander I 28/04/1939 W653 L4762 Lysander II 28/04/1939 W652 L4853 Blenheim IV 06/08/1940 W838 L5356 Battle I 29/10/1940 W900 L5947 Magister I ??/07/1940 W807 L5948 Magister I 10/05/1938 W602 L6016 Hereford I 09/05/1940 W765 L6160 Botha I 02/05/1940 W775 L6205 Botha I ??/08/1940 W850 L6612 Blenheim I 19/12/1940 W941 L6679 Blenheim I 16/11/1940 W912 L6970 Defiant I 11/06/1940 W791 L7004 Defiant I 07/06/1940 W787 L7278 Manchester I 21/03/1941 W988 L7596 DH.86 28/07/1939 W672 L8060 Magister I 16/08/1938 W614 L8136 Magister I 11/11/1938 W624 L8331 Magister I 15/04/1940 W754 L8369 Blenheim I 25 ....Read More.Ross_McNeill on 7th November 2011 08:36:22
1940 Unaccounted Airmen Database ReconciliationSergeant Shepherd SOTHERAN (751010): His unit is listed as 2 S.o.A.C. on the Graves Registration Report, and Graham Warner on page 248 of his Bristol Blenheim book has: [I]Death registered at Andover, so possibly Blenheim N3555 of 2 School of Army Co-Operation. Crashed when hit trees at Andover on night take off, crashed 2 miles west of airfield, destroyed by fire. P/O George R. LAMBERT - 42846 - RAF [from Canada]) and one unnamed WOp/AG killed.[/I] Furthermore, the Middlesbrough Daily Gazette of July 9th 1940 reported the following: [I] News has been received of the death in a flying accident of Sergt. Shepherd Sotheran (32), of 69, Sandringham Road, West Hartlepool. He was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Sotehran, of 4, King Street, Hartlepool.[/I] Regards Simon ....Read More.wwrsimon on 4th December 2018 12:20:45

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