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 Blenheim IV T2066


Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  31 Aug 41 Aircraft Name  Blenheim IV Serial Number  T2066
Unit  113 Sqdn Operating Airfield   Country  Libya
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Source Henk Welting's Database

National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/2884Flight Lieutenant N G Birks, Sergeant J P Gillhespy, Sergeant J L Cheyne: missing found safe; aircraft accident, Blenheim T2066, 107 Squadron, 26 August 1940.C16472222
AIR81/8768Sergeant G L Sulman, Sergeant D L Rhodes (RNZAF), Sergeant P Thacker: missing believed killed; aircraft failed to return from an operational flight over Benghazi Harbour, Blenheim T2066, 113 Squadron, 31 August 1941.C16924610

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Blenheim IV T2066

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flight SergeantPhilip James Robertson PRATT (649935) Blenheim IV T2066  Ext Link 1941-08-31113 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantDouglas Lewin RHODES (401730) Blenheim IV T2066  Ext Link 1941-08-31113 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantGeoffrey Ledfrie Rees SULMAN (774071) Blenheim IV T2066  Ext Link 1941-08-31113 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial


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Prisoner of War capture TWICE Central Mediterranean ForcesI have come across the strange circumstances of an RAF Navigator apparently becoming a prisoner of war on two differing occasions. The recently released AIR 81/2884 1940 for Flight Lieutenant N G Birks, Sergeant J P Gillhespy, Sergeant J L Cheyne: missing found safe; aircraft accident, Blenheim T2066, 107 Squadron, 26 August 1940 does not provide much information. It appears they were going to Port Sudan.Later arrived safe 16 September 1940 and commenced service with 14 Squadron. Five days later on 21.9.40 the same crew all reported as pow's after attack on Massawa in Blenheim T2061. (Bomber Losses ME and Mediterranean p26 advises 21.9.40 -14 Squadron) The POW Questionnaire WO/344-119/1 for Gillhespy states Original capture 8.12.43 at Pesara Italy, with 223 Squadron. The Navigator John Philip Gillhespy 562127 is the same man in all documents, we do not have any conflict of service numbers or names here only facts and circumstances. Any thoughts on how we appear to have two dates of becoming a pow 21.9.40 and then 8.12.43 both when flying. The WO/344 for capture in Italy evidences later movement into German as you would expect. ....Read More.colinpateman on 26th July 2017 06:56:31
1940 Unaccounted Airmen Database ReconciliationSergeant James Linklater Birnie CHEYNE (613598) Wireless Operator 1940-09-25 14 Sqdn Eritrea Asmara War Cemetery Previously reported missing, now presumed killed in Action [url]http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2272043[/url] What is interesting is this AIR 81/2884 1940 Jan 01 - 1940 Dec 31 Flight Lieutenant N G Birks, Sergeant J P Gillhespy, Sergeant J L Cheyne: missing found safe; aircraft accident, Blenheim T2066, 107 Squadron, 26 August 1940. 30/06/2017 Open on Transfer 4th Trance ....Read More.paulmcmillan on 2nd January 2019 12:40:20


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