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Blenheim IV Z7640 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Blenheim IV Z7640

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  05 May 42 Aircraft Name  Blenheim IV Serial Number  Z7640
Unit  11 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Ratmalana Country  Ceylon
Aircrew details Sgt Albert Mervyn NICHOLS*(406256)
Sgt H J CARGILL(400256)
Details crashed into sea on reconnaissance of island; Sgt Nicholls KIA, crew rescued. ditched off Little Bassia Light; Sgt J. Cartledge and crew - Sgt William Michael JONES rescued uninjured. [ORB}. Sgt Nichols and crew took off on an island circuit at1015 hours but failed to return. News was received that pilot was killed but the observer and WOAG reached land and were admitted to a hospital.
Source ORB

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