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Blenheim IV T2056 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Blenheim IV T2056

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AIR81/6529Flying Officer J Beveridge (RNZAF), Pilot Officer A H Wise (RNZAF), Sergeant V J Griffith: missing believed killed; aircraft failed to return from an operational flight over Derna aerodrome, Libya, Blenheim T2056, 45 Squadron, 18 May 1941.C16755826

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Blenheim IV T2056

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flying OfficerJohn BEVERIDGE (42297) Blenheim IV T2056  AIR81/6529 1941-05-1845 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Flight SergeantVictor James GRIFFITHS (944076) Blenheim IV T2056  AIR81/6529 1941-05-1845 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
Pilot OfficerAllan Herbert WISE (401737) Blenheim IV T2056  AIR81/6529 1941-05-1845 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial

Related Posts in RAF Commands Forum

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1 Apr 1942Hi All Boston, W8367 of 107 Sqn ditched off Dover and the pilot was killed whilst the other two crew were rescued, according to Chorley. However, according to CWGC another 107 airman was lost on this day - THWAITE, DONALD PARR; Cpl 936982 and his death was registered in Dover, so was he also aboard W8367? Also Was LARMOUR, GEORGE YORKE; Sgt 921394 flying in Blenheim IV, T2056 of No 105 Sqn which collided with Blenheim IV, T1828 of No 25 Sqn near Thrapston on Northamptonshire. His death is registered at Thrapston All the best Malcolm ....Read More.malcolm_raf on 25th July 2009 03:07:44
1 Apr 1942Hi Malcolm Warner's "Blenheim" records that Sgt G Larmour(Obs) was killed in the collision between T1828 and Beaufighter R2036(sic). Sgt P Swan RAAF(Pilot) baled out and was injured. As the book is about Blenheims one may presume they were on T1828 but there is no mention of any other casualties and Warner does record both a/c as being of 25 Sqn and a pilot/obs combination would fit a Beaufighter. Jefford- RAF Squadrons in fact has 25 Sqn as flying Havocs over the period of the loss and only having had Blenheim I's. He does record Blenheim IV's on 105 Sqn until Dec'41 overlapping with Mosquitos from Nov'41.Given your date in Apr 42 there may be some reason to be cautious about the information available. The incident as recorded in Air Britain Serials has the 2 a/c as Blenheim IV's T1828 and T2056(sic) of 25 and 105 Sqns respectively, recording that 105 Sqn was the previous "owner" of T1828. AB Serials has R2036 as Lysander transferred to the FFAF EDIT- 26/7/09. From Jefford RAF Squadrons 25 Sqn had both Beaufighters and Havocs at the time of interest. Air Britain records that both a/c were Blenheim IV's with T serials but R2056 is recorded a one of a batch of Beaufighters that crashed on 1/4/42 nr Wittering and was of 25 Sqn and it looks as though with all my sources there has been some misreading of types and serials Regards Dick ....Read More.Dick on 25th July 2009 03:43:33

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