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Sergeant Albert Stanley PRINCE (580195) of the Royal Air Force

Pilot

Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Blenheim IV N6240
 NA/PRO

Death of Death 1939-09-04 Age : 27 years.

Served in 107 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : 23. B. 13. at Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany (Map)

More Details: SON OF HAROLD BRAITHWAITE PRINCE AND ELIZA PRINCE; HUSBAND OF WINIFRED MARY PRINCE, OF CHESTER.

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Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/1Pilot Officer W J Murphy, Flight Lieutenant W F Barton, Flying Officer H L Emden, Flying Officer H B Lightoller, Flying Officer J F Ross, Aircraftman 1st Class R Evans, Sergeant L R Ward, Sergeant S G M Otty, Corporal J L Ricketts, Aircraftman 2nd Class E Pateman, Sergeant O L D Howells, Aircraftman 1st Class E W Lyon and Sergeant A S Prince: report of deaths. Sergeant G F Booth and Aircraftman 2nd Class L J Slattery: prisoners of war. Pilot Sergeant R C Grossey: missing presumed dead; raid by Blenheims N6199, N6184, N6186, N6189 and N6240 on Wilhelmshaven, 4 September 1939. Note: With identity discsC14141980

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date: 04 Sep 39 Aircraft: Blenheim IV N6240 Unit 107 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , Germany
DetailsTook off 1600 3 Sept 1939 from Wattisham. Shot down in the target area.
SourceHenk Welting's Database
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Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantAlbert Stanley PRINCE (580195) Pilot Blenheim IV N6240  NA/PRO 1939-09-04107 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyBecklingen War Cemetery

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