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 Blenheim IV V6254



Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  12 May 42 Aircraft Name  Blenheim IV Serial Number  V6254
Unit  34 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Allahabad Country  India
Aircrew details Flt Sgt Harold KAY*(404377)
Sgt G J McLEARY
Details engine cut, crashed in forced-landing 23 miles from Bamrauli; Sgt H. Kay (Pilot) killed, Sgt G. McLeary (Obs) and Sgt J. Coombes (WOp/Ag) seriously injured. {Errol Martyn] :34 Squadron, RAF (Allahabad, India - 221 Group) Blenheim IV V6254 - took off during the evening and made a forced landing 23 miles SSW of Bamrauli after an engine failure. All three crew were injured, the pilot dying at 0900 next day in the British Military hospital at Allahabad. He was buried in the Cantonment Cemetery at Allahabad, but later reinterred at Delhi. Pilot: NZ404377 Flt Sgt Harold KAY, RNZAF - Age 21. 295hrs (215 solo - 128 on Blenheim) Official records are divided over whether Kay died on the 12th or 13th. The flight may have taken place on the 11th but the weight of evidence suggests it was the 12th.
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