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Blenheim IV V5938 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Blenheim IV V5938



Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  09 Sep 42 Aircraft Name  Blenheim IV Serial Number  V5938
Unit  113 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Asansol Country  India
Aircrew details Fg OFfr Owen Lawrence LOANE*(402514)
Sgt Thomas BELL*(402184)
Details lost on same raid on Akyab; BARNARD Lancein E – (Sergeant); - 404464 killed. Fg offr Bassingthwaite of 113 sqn led a raid of three aircraft. turned into attack at 10.15 hours. just after the attack, leading gunenr reported fighters, V5425 was lagging behind. Leader throttled back and formation was tighta nd flew out to sea at low level. Four fighters were making attacks from astern adn ahead. An area was reached when suitable cloud covre was availabe. Leader climbed towards cloud. Fighters put in two more attacks. V5425 broke formation and apparently tried to eencholn right, then left formation. never seen agian. Bassingthwaite landed the badly damaged ac at dum Dum
Source http://discovery.nat


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