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Blenheim IV Z9620 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Blenheim IV Z9620

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  23 May 42 Aircraft Name  Blenheim IV Serial Number  Z9620
Unit  113 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Asansol Country  India
Aircrew details Fg Offr Eric Francis Kennedy PEARSE*(406490)
Plt Offr Colin Davies GRIGG*(406382)
Details missing in bad storm on training flight from Asansol, cause unknown; F/O E. Pearse, F/O C. Grigg, and F/Sgt J. Germein (all RAAF) killed. AWM NAA File 163/34/188 . Flight Sergeant Joseph Francis GERMEIN (407362) . Aircraft found around Sept 42. 4 m NE of Ompi Bazaar, 20 m SW fo Agartala. ac burnt out all three crew found dead. Crew commemorated on Singapore Memorial. A Revolver identified as belonging to Plt Offr Pearse, a logbook of Plt Offr Griggs were recovered and sent to 113 Squadron. Message confirms that Pearce and crew buried near crashsit e near small village Bahurambari 91 41 E 23 44 6 N. Telegram from May 43 confirms that reamins were exhumed and reburied in agartala. Correction issued that exhumation not carried out and that it involves monsoon conditions and three days of marching through jungle.
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