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Blenheim IV  Z5808 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Blenheim IV  Z5808

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 17 Mar 41 Aircraft Name Blenheim IV Serial Number Z5808
Unit 86 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country
Aircrew details
Source Henk Welting's Database

National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/5458Flying Officer B G Mace, Sergeant W Loxton, Sergeant B C Gilmore, Pilot Officer J R Cresswell, Sergeant J Wrightson, Sergeant F Berry: killed, mid air collision near Kings Lynn between Blenheim V5464 and Blenheim Z5808, 86 Squadron, 17 March 1941. Note: Related files: 4952, 4956C16689556

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Blenheim IV Z5808

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantFrank Joseph BERRY (751784) Wireless Op./Air Gunner Blenheim IV Z5808  AIR81/5458 1941-03-1786 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomBrookwood Military Cemetery
Pilot OfficerJack Raymond CRESSWELL (89345) Pilot Blenheim IV Z5808  AIR81/5458 1941-03-1786 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomIpswich Crematorium
SergeantJohn Sinclair WRIGHTSON (936191) Observer Blenheim IV Z5808  AIR81/5458 1941-03-1786 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomNewcastle-Upon-Tyne (West Road

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Related Posts in RAF Commands Forum

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Blenheim V5464/Z5808 collision 17th March 1941Hi Dave Warner's Blenheim puts Mace BG, 33450 on V5464 and Cresswell JR, 89345 on Z5808. The CWGC search engine throws up a further four 86S fatalities on this day Berry FJ, 751784 Gilmore BC, 970949 Loxton WR, 965481 Wrightson JS, 936191 regards DaveW ....Read More.davew on 9th March 2009 04:40:21
Blenheim V5464/Z5808 collision 17th March 1941Hi Dave and Dave W I've got the 2nd edition of Warner and in it he gives the crews as follows p307/8:- V5464 Mace, Wrightson and Gilmore Z5808 Cresswell, Loxton and Berry He points out that 86 Sqn was not "officially" operational at the time and the "convoy escort sortie" reported for both a/c may have been a working-up exercise. Regards Dick ....Read More.Dick on 10th March 2009 05:14:18

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