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Blenheim IV  Z5742 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Blenheim IV  Z5742

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 05 May 41 Aircraft Name Blenheim IV Serial Number Z5742
Unit 235 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country
Aircrew details
Source Henk Welting's Database

National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/6260Sergeant B L T Crawforth, Sergeant C D Robertson: killed; Sergeant W K Blackford: missing believed killed; aircraft crashed at sea off the coast of Denmark, Blenheim Z5742, 235 Squadron, 5 May 1941.C16755558

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Blenheim IV Z5742

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantWilliam Kenneth BLACKFORD (944341) Blenheim IV Z5742  AIR81/6260 1941-05-05235 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantBernard Lawrence Terrance CRAWFORTH (742675) Pilot Blenheim IV Z5742  AIR81/6260 1941-05-05235 Sqdn AIR27 GermanySage War Cemetery
SergeantCecil David ROBERTSON (970095) Observer Blenheim IV Z5742  AIR81/6260 1941-05-05235 Sqdn AIR27 GermanySage War Cemetery

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Related Posts in RAF Commands Forum

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Sgt Crawforth, 235 Squadron 5-7 May 1941Hi Alistair, Don`t know if you already have the following : Blenheim IV Z5742 235 SQ. LA-A 5th May 1941. T/o along with another squadron aircraft from Bircham Newton at 08.30 for Danish Sweep. Shot down by Me 110s during an attack on a Convoy off Borkum. Sgt Crawforth and Sgt Robertson rest in Sage War Cemetery while Sgt Blackford has no known grave and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Crew: SGT B.L.T. CRAWFORTH. 742675. SGT C.D.ROBERTSON. 970095. SGT W.K.BLACKFORD. 944341. (Source Coastal Command Losses Vol 1 1939-41 - Ross McNeill. Footnote: There is a mention of 2 claims of Blenheims on 5/5/41 by Uffz Bittner of 2 stab NJG2 and Ofw Hans Hahn of 3 stab NJG2. on this site: Regards Dave ....Read More.highgroundsman on 24th November 2011 03:13:52

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