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 Blenheim IV Z7647



Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  24 Jul 42 Aircraft Name  Blenhiem IV Serial Number  Z7647
Unit  60 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Dum Dum Country  India
Aircrew details Wg Cdr Charles Brian Berry WALLIS* (37236)
Plt Offr D PAGE*
Details Cr Taking off from Dum Dum. failed to become airborne at Dum Dum, u/c raised prematurely; W/Cdr Wallis, CO of 60 Squadron, and P/O Pace KIA, F/Sgt B. McDade seriously injured.. [ORB] An accident on take off at Dum Dum involved the death of the CO Wg Cdr C B Wallis, and Pilot Officer D Page. Serious injuries to Lt A Dorner and minor injuries to Sgt Whitehead and Sgt Dade. [45 Sqn] The Squadron is extremely shocked to hear that following an engine-cut whilst taking off at Dum Dum. Wg Cdr Wallis crashed. Plt Offr Pag (Obs) was killed instantly. whistl Sgt McDade and two passengers of 60 sqn were seriously injured. Wg Cdr Wallis after personally reporting the crash was admitted to the hospital and died iwthin two hours. This is sad blow to both 60 sqn and ourselves.
Source ORB


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