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    Hi,

    I wonder if anybody can help with the names of the crew of Blenheim Z6363 which was lost without trace on the 8th March, 1942, over the Irish Sea. The pilot I believe was Sgt. Robert Edgar Nies R/60575, RCAF, but can find nothing on the rest of the crew.

    Thanks for any help.

    Stevie

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    Hi,

    I can confirm pilot and four other crew

    T W Fenton
    N B Rendall
    I S Woolf
    H V Richardson

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    Hi Ross,

    Thats terrific, thank you.

    Regards,

    Stevie

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    Stevie/Ross
    The number on board (5) is this unusual for a Blenheim which included three Aircraftmen?
    Any idea of the take off time, flight detail and the aircraft code, please ?
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    Hi Tony,

    No idea of aircraft code or actual take off time. 5 AOS ORB 8th March, 1942, states "Missing from Navigational exercise during afternoon"

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    Stevie

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    Many thanks Stevie.
    Tony K

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    The aircraft had an u/s wireless transmitter and so its crew would have been unable to use the radio to get homing or directional information. Following the accident, it was decided that crews should not fly more than 5 minutes away from base with a u/s wireless and that crews should obtain a positive 'Go' signal before departing the local area.

    Finally, I'm having trouble fitting Woolf into this aircraft!

    The information I have shows a crew of four (the others listed in earlier posts). I will see if I can throw any light on this difference and report back

    Colin Cummings

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    Issac S Woolf 1375840 is listed as 6 OTU on the GRO list of war dead.

    The RAF remainder are listed as 5 AOS in the same lists.
    Dennis Burke
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    Hi Gents,

    Checked my original lists and Woolf was a transcription error onto my database.

    He should have been entered onto the loss of T9333

    Rest of crew is correct.

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    I have checked the RAF Form 1180 for this aircraft and there are only four casualties listed as 'Missing'.

    Based on the post by Dennis above, I have found Hudson I serial T9333 shown as FTR from a night training sortie whilst operating with 6 OTU. It seems probable that Woolf was, therefore, in the Hudson not flying off the Isle of Man in a Blenheim.

    Colin Cummings

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