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Sergeant Ronald SPENCER (627782) of the Royal Air Force

Wireless Operator (Air)
Lost in aircraft Blenheim IV L8851  AIR81/849

Death of Death 1940-06-11 .

Served in 15 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Row B. Coll. grave 14-15. at Pont-Audemer Communal Cemetery, France

More Details: SON OF BEN AND MARY SPENCER, OF ROYTON, LANCASHIRE.

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National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/799Leading Aircraftman J A Watt, Leading Aircraftman W N Young, Leading Aircraftman V Wilson, Leading Aircraftman R B H Scroggs, Leading Aircraftman L J Pocock, Aircraftman 1st Class T R Jefcott, Leading Aircraftman J N Holdsworth, Leading Aircraftman H H Cowin, Leading Aircraftman H Chesterman, Leading Aircraftman W S Crowe, Leading Aircraftman G A Miles and Leading Aircraftman T E Ashurst: missing, later reported as safe. Aircraftman 2nd Class R Spencer: report of death. Sergeant E H B Cotton: prisoner of war; missing since landing at Glisy, France, due to an encounter with the enemy, 11 June 1940.C14502470
AIR81/849Sergeant R Spencer, Sergeant M G Jones and Pilot Officer R H Werner: report of deaths; Blenheim L8851 crashed in the vicinity of Le Havre, France, 11 June 1940.C14502655
AIR81/7437Sergeant R Spencer, Sergeant W B Cundill: killed; Sergeant J A Causon: missing believed killed; aircraft failed to return from operational flight over the North Sea, Blenheim Z7424, 139 Squadron, 7 July 1941.C16756734

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 1941-01-01 11 Jun 40 Aircraft Name Blenheim IV Serial Number L8851
Unit 15 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country France
Aircrew details
Details
Source Henk Welting's Database

Other Aircrew lost in Blenheim IV L8851

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantMaurice Guy JONES (581185) Observer Blenheim IV L8851  AIR81/849 1940-06-1115 Sqdn AIR27 FrancePont-Audemer Communal Cemetery
SergeantRonald SPENCER (627782) Wireless Operator (Air) Blenheim IV L8851  AIR81/849 1940-06-1115 Sqdn AIR27 FrancePont-Audemer Communal Cemetery
Pilot OfficerRaymond Henry WERNER (42289) Pilot Blenheim IV L8851  AIR81/849 1940-06-1115 Sqdn AIR27 FrancePont-Audemer Communal Cemetery


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