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Blenheim IV P4842
Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry
|Date of Crash || 27 Feb 40 ||Aircraft Name || Blenheim IV ||Serial Number || P4842 |
|Unit || 82 Sqdn ||Operating Airfield || ||Country || Sea|
|Aircrew details || |
|Source|| Henk Welting's Database|
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|Citation ||AIR81 Casualty File Description ||Link |
|AIR81/95||Aircraftman 1st Class S N Middleton, Sergeant T S Weightman and Flying Officer J C H Blake: missing presumed dead; Blenheim P4842 failed to return from air operations, 27 February 1940.||C14141917|
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|Loss of Bleheim P4842 17 february 1940||Greetings,
About 12 years ago I was working on a project relating to the loss of F/O. John Christopher Howell BLAKE 39196 RAF Pilot of Blenheim IV P4842 UX-? OF No. 82 Squadron lost on a reconnaissance of the Elbe estuary 27 February 1940.
I have the information from Chorley’s Bomber Command Losses 1940 and the Sage War Cemetery Register in which his family is not mentioned. I do not have Chorley’s biog’s that may give me some answers.
I would be pleased if anyone can enlighten me on anything about this loss, his family or anything appertaining to Blake. His father was a director at Cierva autogiro Co.
The reason is I use to know this pilot when I was about nine or ten years old (1935-36) as he was my father’s apprentice at Hawker Aircraft Ltd in Canbury Park Road, Kingston-upon-Thames. He took me for a ride in his Bentley down the Kingston By Pass at 72 mph, fast for those days.
If anyone has anything that would assist I would appreciate it very much as this project is rather a personal one I embarked on.
Digger. ....Read More.||Arthur Arculus on 25th October 2008 10:16:01|