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 Blenheim IV  P6953


Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 17 Dec 40 Aircraft Name Blenheim IV Serial Number P6953
Unit 101 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country
Aircrew details
Details
Source Henk Welting's Database

National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/4587Sergeant W Skipworth, Sergeant W E Need, Sergeant D Stephenson: killed; aircraft crashed on return from an operational flight, Blenheim P6953, 101 Squadron, 16 December 1940.C16688685

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Blenheim IV P6953

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantWalter Edward NEED (751416) Observer Blenheim IV P6953  AIR81/4587 1940-12-16101 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomHawkinge Cemetery
SergeantWilliam SKIPWORTH (742219) Pilot Blenheim IV P6953  AIR81/4587 1940-12-16101 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomGrimsby (Scartho Road) Cemeter
SergeantDonald STEPHENSON (743026) Wireless Op./Air Gunner Blenheim IV P6953  AIR81/4587 1940-12-16101 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomHull Northern Cemetery


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Related Posts in RAF Commands Forum

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101 Squadron Blenheim P6953Hello Does anyone have any information on the crash of Blenheim P6953 from 101 Squadron which crashed at Fairlight near Hastings returning from an op to Mannheim on 16 December 1940. Many thanks Dave ....Read More.Dave_Richardson on 15th February 2016 06:54:19
101 Squadron Blenheim P6953Something a bit strange here. Chorley Bomber Command Losses 1939-1940 has P6953 crashing near Fair Light but says it burst into flames and all three crew, Sgt W.Skipworth, Sgt W.E.Need and Sgt D.Stephenson killed. A/C stated to have taken off from West Raynham at 21:08 on 16/12/40. From the same mission 101 Sqn A/C Z5801 is stated to have taken off at the same time (21:08) but to have run out of petrol and crashed near Plympton Devon with the crew bailing out and surviving. Air Britain agrees in respect of this second A/C. I've just checked out Sgt Skipworth and CWGC does have him being killed 16/12/40. I have also found a death matching his name and age registered in Hastings in December 1940 so I'm inclined to think that the info in BCL 39/40 is correct and Air Britain RAF serials is in error. ....Read More.norfolkjohn on 15th February 2016 05:17:53
101 Squadron Blenheim P6953Hi Dave can I please ask what your interest is in the crash of Blenheim P6953? The pilot was my uncle William Skipworth and can confirm he died at Fairlight in early hours of 17 December 1940 Thanks Simon [QUOTE=norfolkjohn;116423]Something a bit strange here. Chorley Bomber Command Losses 1939-1940 has P6953 crashing near Fair Light but says it burst into flames and all three crew, Sgt W.Skipworth, Sgt W.E.Need and Sgt D.Stephenson killed. A/C stated to have taken off from West Raynham at 21:08 on 16/12/40. From the same mission 101 Sqn A/C Z5801 is stated to have taken off at the same time (21:08) but to have run out of petrol and crashed near Plympton Devon with the crew bailing out and surviving. Air Britain agrees in respect of this second A/C. I've just checked out Sgt Skipworth and CWGC does have him being killed 16/12/40. I have also found a death matching his name and age registered in Hastings in December 1940 so I'm inclined to think that the info in BCL 39/40 is correct and Air Britain RAF serials is in error.[/QUOTE] ....Read More.Skipworth on 8th March 2016 07:36:48


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