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Blenheim IV Z6039
Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry
|Date of Crash || 24 Aug 41 ||Aircraft Name || Blenheim IV ||Serial Number || Z6039 |
|Unit || 500 Sqdn ||Operating Airfield || ||Country || Sea|
|Aircrew details || |
|Source|| Henk Welting's Database|
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|Citation ||AIR81 Casualty File Description ||Link |
|AIR81/8550||Pilot Officer G C M Fletcher, Sergeant H Walton, Sergeant J E Mylrea (RCAF): missing believed killed; aircraft failed to return from operational flight off the coast of Holland, Blenheim Z6039, 500 Squadron, 24 August 1941.||C16924392|
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|614 Sqn 13th February 1942 Sgt Nightingale 905538||I am looking for the aircraft ID for the accident above.
The source of the following info is from the Macmerry Station ORB and 614 Squadron ORB. I have searched through all the books I own and done the google search too but can find nothing on the actual ID of the aircraft. Does anyone have the information to hand.
On the 13th of February the Macmerry ORB mentions:- Sgt W.J.O. Nightingale 905538 614 Squadron killed in flying accident. To Blenheim Z6039.
I then check the 614 Sqn ORB it has details of the accident as follows but doesn’t mention the type or serial of the aircraft:- P/O Mummery and crew went to Aberdeen for photography picked up, Captain Mason (A.L.O) there and continued to Inverness. On taking off from Inverness the port engine of P/O Mummery’s aircraft failed, and the machine crashed in shallow water in the Moray Firth. The crew got out of the aircraft since it was only partly submerged but owing to the current , Sgt Nightingale (o) was unable to cling to the aircraft and was drowned. P/O Mummery and Sgt Field (W,OP/A.G.) were uninjured.
The two survivors are mentioned again on the 14th when F/LT Munro goes to Inverness to collect them.
The mystery with the aircraft ID begins when a google search of Z6039 brings up this aircraft with 500 Sqn and crashing near Holland in 1941.
My next step is to write to the RAF Museum in April or the AHB.
Meanwhile does anyone have any information on this accident. ....Read More.||Scott McIntosh on 11th March 2019 05:33:04|
|614 Sqn 13th February 1942 Sgt Nightingale 905538||Hello,
The Blenheim involved was Mk.IV Z6033 (not Z6039) - 248/2 OTU/614 - Engine cut on take-off from Inverness, crashed in sea 14.2.42. RAF A/C X1000 to X9999, Z1000 to Z9999/A-B/Halley/71.
Coastal Command Blenheim Losses, 1942.
Z6033 - 614 Squadron: FTR; engine cut just after take-off at Inverness on operational sortie, crashed into Moray Firth; P/O Mummery (Pilot) and Sgt Field (WOp/Ag) rescued, Sgt Nightingale (Obs) drowned.
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Col. ....Read More.||COL BRUGGY on 11th March 2019 06:53:11|