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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  14 Mar 42 Aircraft Name  Blenheim IV Serial Number  V7899
Unit  45 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Magwe Country  Burma
Aircrew details Sgt Lance Sydney POWELL*(404656)
Sgt Les William Higgs CONNOR*(400526)
Details Missing Air Operations. Air action near Mingaladon. Detailed to carry out a Low level offensive recce of Lower Irrawadi, Mingaladon and Hmwabi Road. Took off from Magwe at 1530 and did not return. Sgt John Jerram EDEN WOAG 407496 MIA. MRES after the war obtained information the ac crashed half a mile from teh road. exploded on impact and all three killed. Bodies were thrown out of the ac and later cremated by local villagers who gave the information to the search party. MRES Report 15 Jan 1953. Villagers fromm KYETPUGAN village MR47732 confirmed two bodies thrown out, a third burned in the aircraft after it burst into flames.
Source NAA

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