Blenheim IV L9406 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com
Blenheim IV L9406
|22 Mar 41 ||Blenheim IV L9406 ||254 Sqdn || || Norway (sea?)|
|Remarks||Henk Welting's Database|
National Archives AIR81
|Citation ||Aircraft ||AIR81 Casualty File Description ||Link |
|AIR81/5523||Blenheim IV L9406||Pilot Officer J A Duff, Sergeant K J York: killed; Pilot Officer R G Wales: missing believed killed; aircraft failed to return from operational flight off coast of Norway, Blenheim L9406, 254 Squadron, 22 March 1941. With photographs. Note: Related file: 5017||C16689621|
Casualties in the CWGC Register for Blenheim IV L9406
|Questions Posted to 254 Sqdn Website||Graham,
The owner of this site also has a book published on RAF Coastal Command Losses WW2 1939-41.
For 25/06/40, 254sqdn Blenheim, N3604 took off from Sumburgh at 12.48hrs, shot down by Ofw Arnoldy of 4/JG77 at approx 14.25hrs whilst attacking a ship off Stavanger.
F/Sgt P.G. Cory.
Sgt D.F.S. Campbell.
Sgt F.G. Kingham.
As for R.G. Wales, no 254sqdn losses on 22nd May 41, but on 22nd March 41 (as you state) 254sqdn lost Blenheim L9406 off the coast of Norway. Coastal Command losses shows only 2 crew members for this aircraft, as do other sources, by rights it should be 3 crew, so "possible" he may have been 3rd unrecorded crewmember.
The GRO military deaths index only has him registered as R.G. Wales and not R.G.W.G.Wales.
From same book, 8th July 1941, 254sqdn Blenheim T1941. Suffered engine failure and ran into soft ground during a forced landing at Port Ellen, 20.45hrs,
Flt/Sgt L.E. Larkin, safe. ....Read More.||AlanW on 30th August 2009 07:33:06|
|Questions Posted to 254 Sqdn Website||Hi
With ref. to Richard Wales, Graham Warner in his book "Blenheim" records the loss on 22/03/41 of Blenheim IV,L9406, 254 Sqn as shot down by naval flak off Haugesund, Norway. The crew,all KIA, were P/O J Duff, P/O Wales(no initials) and Sgt J York. This would appear to make Wales the Observer.
Dick ....Read More.||Dick on 30th August 2009 11:09:38|
|CWGC Errors||an interesting case that i just found
Pilot Officer Richard Carnbys WALES (87420) commemorated on the Runnymede memorial for 1941-05-22
He was discussed on the unaccounted thread [URL="http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?2909&p=15587#15587"]http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?2909[/URL] without result.. but he was actually lost two months earlier .. this second thread [URL]http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?6059&p=34613#34613[/URL] also points to the confusion and gives a more correct name for Wales -[B] Richard Godfrey William Garneys WALES[/B]
[B]- AIR81/5523[/B] Pilot Officer J A Duff, Sergeant K J York: killed; Pilot Officer R G Wales: missing believed killed; aircraft failed to return from operational flight off coast of Norway, Blenheim L9406 , 254 Squadron, 22 March 1941. With photographs. Note: Related file: 5017 [URL="http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C16689621"]C16689621[/URL] ....Read More.||Jagan on 8th May 2019 03:08:44|
Search Google for Blenheim IV L9406