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Sergeant Gwyn LEWIS (580549) of the Royal Air Force

Observer
Lost in aircraft Blenheim IV L8746  AIR81/848

Death of Death 1940-06-11 .

Served in 21 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : St. Aubin-Sur-Scie Communal Ce, France

More Details: HUSBAND OF ANNIE LEWIS, OF SKETTY, SWANSEA.

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National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/305Pilot Officer R G Lewis: missing, later reported safe and returned to unit; Hurricane in air operations, 12 May 1940.C14142154
AIR81/712Aircraftman 1st Class H G Lewis: injured. Sergeant H N Horgel and Sergeant J G Maquirey: uninjured; Battle L5498 damaged in air operations, 31 May 1940.C14502489
AIR81/848Sergeant G Lewis and Sergeant A G Murray: report of deaths. Pilot Officer D MacDonald: prisoner of war; Blenheim L8746 crashed at Offranville, France, 11 June 1940.C14502654
AIR81/3508Pilot Officer A G Lewis: injured; baled out, aerial combat, Hurricane V6617, 249 Squadron, 28 September 1940.C16687606
AIR81/5018Pilot Officer R G Lewis: missing believed killed; returning from operational flight over France, baled from aircraft, Hurricane P3920, 1 Squadron, 5 February 1941. Note: Related file: 5021C16689116

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 1941-01-01 11 Jun 40 Aircraft Name Blenheim IV Serial Number L8746
Unit 21 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country France
Aircrew details
Details
Source Henk Welting's Database

Other Aircrew lost in Blenheim IV L8746

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantGwyn LEWIS (580549) Observer Blenheim IV L8746  AIR81/848 1940-06-1121 Sqdn AIR27 FranceSt. Aubin-Sur-Scie Communal Ce
SergeantAlastair Gordon MURRAY (759321) Wireless Op./Air Gunner Blenheim IV L8746  AIR81/848 1940-06-1121 Sqdn AIR27 FranceSt. Aubin-Sur-Scie Communal Ce


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