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    Default Howell, Mervyn Osmond - P/O - 40538 - Died 18/11/39 - 8 Sqd - Maala Cemetery

    Hi all,

    Can someone please provide me with information concerning P/O Howell please.

    Thanks

    Steve S

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    Hello,

    18-11-1939
    No.8 Sqn. Khormaksar, Aden.
    Blenheim I L6647

    Engine failed, crash-landed 15 miles NW of Irqa, escaped, but were caught and shot by local tribesmen.

    40538 P/O (Pilot) Mervyn Osmond HOWELL RAF +
    39826 P/O (Pilot) Richard John MELVILLE TOWNSEND RAF +
    541094 AC1 (W.Op.[Air]) Alan Usherwood SMITH RAF + (CWGC 19/11/1939)

    All buried Maala Cemetery,Yemen.

    See: The Bristol Blenheim/Warner.(2nd.ed.). p.423.

    Col.
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    Steve, Col

    There's an account of the events here:

    http://adenairways.com/Armed_Forces/page184/page187/page187.html

    Regards

    Simon

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    Hi Col/Simon,

    Thanks for the information and link concerning P/O Howell appreciated.

    Steve S

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