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Blenheim IV  Z5725 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Blenheim IV  Z5725

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 11 Sep 40 Aircraft Name Blenheim IV Serial Number Z5725
Unit 235 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country
Aircrew details
Source Henk Welting's Database

National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/3212Pilot Officer P C Wickings-Smith, Pilot Officer A W V Green, Sergeant R D Watts: missing believed killed; enemy action, Blenheim Z5725, 235 Squadron, 11 September 1940.C16472600

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Blenheim IV Z5725

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Pilot OfficerAlexander William Valentine GREEN (78082) Blenheim IV Z5725  AIR81/3212 1940-09-11235 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantReginald Douglas Haig WATTS (746868) Blenheim IV Z5725  AIR81/3212 1940-09-11235 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Pilot OfficerPeter Claude WICKINGS-SMITH (42929) Blenheim IV Z5725  AIR81/3212 1940-09-11235 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial

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Related Posts in RAF Commands Forum

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W/C George Harcus Sheehan 37587Hello Susan, and Welcome to the RAFCommands. Here is what I have in my files on George Harcus SHEEHAN: Born: 28/3/1915 New South Wales, Australia. Enlisted RAAF, Point Cook, Victoria (Cadet) 15/1/1935 (Intake - 30 cadets, 8 of whom would eventually be granted Short Servive Commissions in the RAF). Graduated - Point Cook 10/11/1935 Departed Melbourne (Station Pier), 14/1/1935, aboard R.M.S. Comorin (picked up Geoffrey Edward HORNE at Fremantle, Western Australia) en route to London. The eight were: 37582 Frederick William FLOOD - + 11/9/1940. No.235 Sqn. Blenheim IV Z5725:LA-G - CCL1/63. 37585 Geoffrey Edward HORNE 37584 Henry Daniel NEWMAN - Twice Mentioned in Despatches (WWII) (later OBE). ?????? John Barrington PASCOE-WEBB - + 13/4/1937 No.27(B) Sqn. Wapiti IIA K1031. 37583 Vernon RAY - Later transferred to RAAF (1/4/1941), 282629 - KCVSA (W/C.) 1/9/1944. 37587 George Harcus SHEEHAN - + 25/8/1942 No.61 Sqn. Lancaster I R5662 - BCL3/189. 37588 Ernest Alfred WHITELEY - Later S/L, DFC. 25/7/1941 - No.69 Sqn. 37589 Noel William WRIGHT - + 24/8/1943 No.77 Sqn. RAF, Halifax II JD465:KN-U - BCL4/281. All granted Short Service Commissions on 21/2/1936, and to RAF Uxbridge. Sheehan, confirmed in appointment as Acting Pilot Officer and graded Pilot Officer 16/8/1936. Posted to No.102 (B) Sqn, Finningley, 6/10/1936. Acting Pilot Officer to Flying Officer 21/9/1937. Promoted to Flight Lieutenant 21/9/1939. Father, James Arthur SHEEHAN (67) died 15/4/1940 (Bago Lower, Batlow, N.S.W.). Injured - No.16 OTU Hampden I P1251 - 7/5/1940 - BCL7/14. Promoted to Squadron Leader 1/12/1940. Mentioned in Despatches (A/S/L) 1/1/1941 (New Year's Honours List). Promoted to Wing Commander 1/6/1942. F.T.R. (Frankfurt) 25/8/1942 - No.61 Sqn. Lancaster I R5662:QR-A - BCL3/189. In correspondence, Sheehan is mentioned as 2nd Pilot aboard R5662. As to the leadership of No.61 Sqn., I have no information. That's all that I have. If you have more, I would appreciate seeing it. Corrections, additions welcomed. Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 11th April 2017 06:10:14

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