|400718 - Unaccounted airmen - 18-7-1940||What caused the death of:
Cpl Stanley E. FLOYD - 362380 - killed on active service (Flight Global), buried Montrose (Sleephillock) Cem., Angusshire (UK8193), and
F/Sgt Roy NELSON - 560353 - killed in active service (Flight Global), buried Darlington West Cem., Durham County (UK303).
Proposed aircraft losses for this day:
Battle Trainer - P6726 - 1 FTS - bellylanded Netheravon.
Blenheim IV - N3566 - 2 SAC - crashed on take-off Andover.
Hurricane I - N2478 - 7 OFU - crashed in forced landing Broughton, Cheshire.
Regards and thanks for your help.
Henk. ....Read More.||Henk Welting on 28th January 2008 08:13:32|
|400718 - Unaccounted airmen - 18-7-1940||Hi Henk
From Warner's "Blenheim" N3566 is reported as hitting the boundary at Andover-P/O Fitzpatrick and crew uninjured.
Dick ....Read More.||Dick on 28th January 2008 09:15:30|
|Blenheim Crash 1940 in Andover||Hi 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|