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Blenheim IV N6183 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Blenheim IV N6183



Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  09 Jul 43 Aircraft Name  Blenheim IV Serial Number  N6183
Unit  11 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Feni Country  India
Aircrew details Sgt George Frederick REGAN*(409448)
Sgt Merville Keith SMITH*(973479)
Details shot down by ground fire in raid on Ramree, Burma; Sgt G. Regan, Sgt M. Smith, and Sergeant Gordon ROWAN (1069929) KIA. Aircraft caught fire and was seen to crash into hill side and explode. Part of six aircraft mission to attack TAUNGUP ROAD and TAUNGBONGYI. F541: 0930 hrs TO. Did not return. Was seen emitting black smoke. The main plane caught fire borke off and the aircraft crashed into hill side exploding on impact leaving the crew with no chance of survival. Last Blenheim Loss - Squadron re-equipped with Hurricane soon after
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