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Flying Officer Henry Lovell EMDEN (36138) of the Royal Air Force

Pilot
Lost in aircraft Blenheim IV N6199  NA/PRO

Death of Death 1939-09-04 .

Served in 110 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : 4. B. 12. at Sage War Cemetery, Germany

More Details: HUSBAND OF JOCELYN MARY EMDEN, OF ST. LEONARDS-ON-SEA, SUSSEX.

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National Archives AIR81

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 of Crash 1939-01-01 04 Sep 39 Aircraft Name Blenheim IV Serial Number N6199
Unit 110 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country Germany
Aircrew details
Details
Source Henk Welting's Database

Other Aircrew lost in Blenheim IV N6199

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flying OfficerHenry Lovell EMDEN (36138) Pilot Blenheim IV N6199  NA/PRO 1939-09-04110 Sqdn AIR27 GermanySage War Cemetery
Aircraftman 1st ClassRalph EVANS (537187) U/T Wireless Operator Blenheim IV N6199  NA/PRO 1939-09-04110 Sqdn AIR27 GermanySage War Cemetery
SergeantRaymond Charles GROSSEY (516460) Blenheim IV N6199  NA/PRO 1939-09-0442 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantStanley George Mckenna OTTY (509143) Observer Blenheim IV N6199  NA/PRO 1939-09-04110 Sqdn AIR27 GermanySage War Cemetery


Related Posts in RAF Commands Forum

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Sgt TURNBULL, Geoffrey Edgar, 1533387, 103 Sqn, died 7th April 1945?On 4 September 1939 15 Blenheims of Bomber Command tried to attack ships of the German fleet in the Schillig Roads near Wilhelmshaven. Four Blenheims of 107 Squadron (10 killed, 2 PoW) and 1 (all 4 killed) of 110 Squadron failed to return. Sergeant G F Booth and Aircraftman 1st Class L J Slattery of 107 Squadron became the first RAF PoW’s, with Slattery becoming No. 1 – he became a Warrant Officer by war’s end, as promotions came along every year – even in the camps. The pilot of the Blenheim from 110 Squadron F/O H L Emden died, with his crew, when his Blenheim crashed on to the German training cruiser Emden!! I have a photo of a postcard from Slattery -The card shows Oflag IXA (Spangenburg bei Kassel) – an Oflag was an officer’s camp, so he was probably an orderly before promotion took him away!! See http://www.rafcommands.com/Air%20Force%20PoWs/RAF%20POWs%20Query%20S_1.html for Slattery and http://www.rafcommands.com/Air%20Force%20PoWs/RAF%20POWs%20Query%20B_1.html for Booth Not only was it a very long war for Slattery, but after liberation he was suspected of “aiding the enemy” because his name was found on “a photograph captured in Germany”, but he had to wait until 4 August 1945 before it was decided that no action would be taken against him. All info above from “Footprints on the sands of time- RAF Bomber Command Prisoners of War in Germany 1939 – 1945” by Oliver Clutton-Brock. Allan ....Read More.allan125 on 3rd August 2012 08:40:03
RAF Casualty Packs 1939-45 Public AccessLee Richards on WW2 Talk took a look at one of the Files at the weekend. He posted the following on WW2 Talk AIR 81/1. This will give you an idea of what sort of info each one will contain though some will be more detailed than others The description for the AIR 81/1 casualty pack is: "Pilot 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 It makes rather sombre reading. The file is around 400 to 500 pages with varied contents including the identity disks of several of the aircrew. There are notifications from Germany sent via the Red Cross and even includes two post-mortem reports conducted by a German medical examiner. Correspondence with next of kin was the most harrowing parts to read. The file also contained exhumation reports of the deceased and details of their re-internment. There were notes that the deceased aircrew had been given a burial with military honours and photographs of it had been supplied through the Red Cross. A sticker on the cover of file said it contained distressing photographs but there were not any in this particular file. However, it is not difficult to imagine the nature of photographs likely to be present in other of the casualty packs that might accompany the exhumation reports." ....Read More.paulmcmillan on 13th January 2014 04:07:53

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