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Sergeant John Kenneth BLENCOE (944792) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Wireless Op./Air Gunner

Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Wellington Ic R1367
 AIR81/4994

Death of Death 1941-02-04 Age : 21 years.

Served in 20 OTU

Burial/Commemoration Details : Compt. 128. Grave 52. at Hull Eastern Cemetery, United Kingdom

More Details: SON OF ARCHER AND LYDIA ELMA BLENCOE, OF EAST PARK, HULL.

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National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/4994Sergeant D M Walker, Sergeant E J Morris, Sergeant S Summersgill, Sergeant J K Blencoe: killed; Sergeant A J Carvenac, Pilot Officer J G Pidduck: injured; aircraft accident, Wellington R1367, 20 Operational Training Unit, 4 February 1941. Note: Related files: 4956, 4964C16689092

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Aircraft Name: Wellington Ic R1367 Date of Crash: 1941-01-01 04 Feb 41 Unit 20 OTU Airfield /Crash Location , United Kingdom
Aircrew details
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantJohn Kenneth BLENCOE (944792) Wireless Op Wellington Ic R1367  AIR81/4994 1941-02-0420 OTU United KingdomHull Eastern Cemetery
SergeantEdward George MORRIS (902415) Pilot Wellington Ic R1367  AIR81/4994 1941-02-0420 OTU United KingdomPlymouth (Efford) Cemetery
SergeantStanley SUMMERSGILL (759004) Wireless Op Wellington Ic R1367  AIR81/4994 1941-02-0420 OTU United KingdomLossiemouth Burial Ground
SergeantDaniel Munro WALKER (40668) Pilot Wellington Ic R1367  AIR81/4994 1941-02-0420 OTU United KingdomLossiemouth Burial Ground
Details
Source Henk Welting's Database

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RCAF ObserversHello, F/O James Garvie PIDDUCK RCAF. 4 Feb 1941 No.20 OTU Wellington IC R1367 Training T/o Lossiemouth for a cross-country and practice bombing detail. While circling the airfield, at1040, the Wellington went out of control ans crashed on the SE side of the aerodrome. Three perished immediately and Sgt Walker RNZAF died within a few hours from his terrible injuries. He lies in Lossiemouth Burial Ground, while the others were claimed by their next of kin. Sgt D M Walker RNZAF inj Sgt E G Morris + P/O J G Pidduck RCAF inj Sgt S Summersgill + Sgt J K Blencoe + Sgt P G Carvenec inj BCL7/41 Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 31st October 2012 02:59:00
No. 20 OTU Dec 40 - Feb 41BCL Vol.7 records the following: 4th February 1941 - 20 OTU Wellington Mk.IC R1367 Sgt D.M. Walker RNZAF - Died of Injuries. Sgt E.G. Morris - Killed. P/O J.G. Pidduck RCAF - Injured. Sgt S. Summersgill - Killed. Sgt J.K. Blencoe - Killed. Sgt P.G. Carvenec - Injured. "T/o Lossiemouth for a cross country and practice bombing detail. While circling the aircraft, at 1040, the Wellington went out of control and crashed on the SE side of the aerodrome." I don't have anything from the ORB for this period, I seem to remember that a fair bit of their 1st year is missing. ....Read More.alclark on 10th August 2008 11:44:49

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