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 Blenheim IV V6491



Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  10 Nov 42 Aircraft Name  Blenheim IV Serial Number  V6491
Unit  113 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Asansol Country  Burma
Aircrew details Sgt Conan Thompson ALLEN* (R73249)
F Sgt James Daniel Laurence WILLIAM*(1375160)
Details [F541] Offensive Recce. Failed to return - presumed shot down by AA in raid on Akyab; W/O C. Allen, F/Sgt J. Williams, and Sgt S. Mintern KIA. 0600 Hrs take off. Four aircraft mission led by Wg Cdr Walter. The raid was captured in sequence of photographs taken by a rear facing camera fixed to the lead Blenheim (possibly Wg Cdr Walter). A series of a dozen photos were captured that shows Allen's Bleheim being hit and diving towards the ground near Akyab Harbour. The other aircraft returned routing over Oyster Island. Sergeant Stanley Cyril MINTERN (934674) was the third crewman
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