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Sergeant Colin Pryce EDWARDS (552544) of the Royal Air Force

Lost in aircraft Blenheim I L8530  AIR81/5007

Death of Death 1941-02-04 .

Served in 45 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Column 243. at Alamein Memorial, Egypt


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National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/4514Flight Lieutenant J Paine: injured; Sergeant A Chaplin, Sergeant C P Edwards: uninjured; force landed, enemy action, Blenheim L1534, 45 Squadron, 9 December 1940.C16688612
AIR81/5007Sergeant H C T Holmans, Sergeant C P Edwards: missing believed killed; Flight Lieutenant J Paine: injured; aircraft failed to return from operational flight over Benghazi, Libya, Blenheim L8530, 45 Squadron, 4 February 1941. Note: Related file 5633C16689105

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 1941-01-01 12 Oct 40 Aircraft Name Blenheim I Serial Number L8530
Unit 45 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country Egypt
Aircrew details
Source Henk Welting's Database

Other Aircrew lost in Blenheim I L8530

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantColin Pryce EDWARDS (552544) Blenheim I L8530  AIR81/5007 1941-02-0445 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial
SergeantHarry Cecil Thomas HOLMANS (581388) Blenheim I L8530  AIR81/5007 1941-02-0445 Sqdn AIR27 EgyptAlamein Memorial

Related Posts in RAF Commands Forum

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Long Shot May 16 1939 35 Sqn F/O James Paine #39470 (Australian) Battle K9470Hello, Can't help with John Paine's W/Op on 16-5-1939. But what l can tell you, that was not the last time he had to abandon an aircraft: 4 Feb 1941 No.45 Sqn Blenheim I L8538 Op: Barce Took off Menastir, one of two detailed to bomb a railway line 16km SW of Barce. Shot down in flames by a CR.42 fighter. F/Lt Paine bailed out and helped by local tribesmen returned to his squadron a few weeks later. 39740 F/Lt (Pilot) John PAINE RAF - evaded 581388 Sgt (Obs.) Harry Cecil Thomas HOLMANS RAF + 552544 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Colin Pryce EDWARDS RAF + The dead are commemorated on the Alamein Memorial. See: BLME1/40 Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 7th November 2013 05:56:22

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