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    Default Henry Humphrey Wilson, 630349

    Hi All

    I've received the following request: -

    "I'm looking for further information regarding my Great Uncle, Sergeant Henry Humphrey Wilson, serial number 630349.

    I've learned that he was with 53 Squadron as a Wireless operator/gunner on a Blemhiem Mark IV and that he was wounded on 6th June 1940 and later died on 7th August 1940 back in the UK.

    I was hoping maybe to learn more about the events of his flight mission on the 6th June which led to his wounds."

    The aircraft was obviously not written off as it doesn't appear in Ross's Vol 1 so does does anyone have anymore details?

    All the best

    Malcolm

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    Hi Malcom,

    His injury appears to have happened just before the squadron joined coastal command, which was July 3, and that might be why it's not listed. Ross has the squadron with Fighter Command based at Gatwick at the time but the date one detachment left Hawkinge and another left France both coincide with the day he was wounded.
    Last edited by dfuller52; 18th September 2009 at 19:47.
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    Malcolm

    Blenheim IV R3602 returned to Rouen-Boos badly damaged by Bf109's during reconaissance between Dreuil-les-Amiens and Ault. Possibly that claimed by Oblt Kupka of 9/JG3 between Hiermont and Yvrench at 10.15 am. P/O JN Bethell and Sgt Randall unhurt, Sgt HH Wilson wounded in the head. A/c PZ-N abandoned. ( the a/c was left behind on the airfield rather than the crew baled out). There is a photograph of the a/c at page 431.

    From BoFT&N, Peter Cornwell

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    Default Henry Humphrey Wilson, 630349

    Hello Malcolm,

    Another messageboard had a discussion about this incident for 2 years ago. I will let Henk Welting take over, because he was involved.

    A short summary:

    Wilson suffered severe head injuries and was flown back to England. He died on 7 August 1940 in the Hurstwood Park Hospital, Haywards Heath, Sussex.

    Aircraft Blenheim Mk. IV R3602, 53 Sqn PZ-N.

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    Finn Buch

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    Hi All

    Thanks for the replies, I will pass this back to his relative.

    All the best

    Malcolm

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    Hi Malcolm

    Peter Cornwell is active on TOCH, in case he has further info

    Steve
    41 (F) Squadron RAF at War and Peace, April 1916-March 1946
    http://brew.clients.ch/41sqnraf.htm

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    Thanks Steve

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