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 Blenheim IV  V5881


Incidents/Accidents

DateAircraftUnitPilot NameLocation
16 Apr 41 Anson I V5881 16 OTU UK
RemarksHenk Welting's Database

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Citation Aircraft AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/5903Blenheim IV V5881Sergeant C W Kerridge, Sergeant P J Cross, Sergeant G E Cook: missing believed killed; aircraft accident, Blenheim V5881, 13 Operational Training Unit, 16 April 1941.C16755201

Casualties in the CWGC Register for Anson I V5881

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantGeoffrey Ernest COOK (746999) Blenheim IV V5881  AIR81/5903 1941-04-1613 OTU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantPeter James CROSS (747741) Blenheim IV V5881  AIR81/5903 1941-04-1613 OTU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantCyril Walter KERRIDGE (912844) Blenheim IV V5881  AIR81/5903 1941-04-1613 OTU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial

Related Posts in RAF Commands Forum

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Sgt Peter James Cross RAFVRBlenheim 1V, V5881, From Bicester for night/nav exercise. Believed crashed through engine failure, in Irish Sea between Rhyll and the Isle of Man. Names of crew are as Dennis has given, all on Runnymede. Chorley's ....Read More.AlanW on 1st November 2011 11:41:09
Sgt Peter James Cross RAFVRNot sure this post is still being followed but from 13 OTU records:- On the 16th April 1941, No. 32 Course, comprising 20 crews was formed and on the following day, Blenheim V5881together with 3 crew members, Sgts. Cyril Walter Kerridge, Peter James Cross and Geoffrey Ernest Cook, was reported missing whilst on a cross-country flight. Nothing further was heard of them and it is presumed that they came down in the sea between Rhyl and the Isle of Man. Regards, Nick ....Read More.NickFenton on 14th March 2013 04:01:03
410416 - Unaccounted Airmen - 16-04-1941Hello, 410416 - Unaccounted Airmen - 16-04-1941 From Henk's List - EGYPT McFALL, Leo Carty(N.Ireland) - AC2c - 650035 - RAF - 113 Sqdn. Alamein Memorial, Egypt. Killed during an Air Raid on Niamata,Greece. See AIR 81/6015. UK CONGREVE, Robert Lance - Lac - 437007 - RNZAF. EDEN, Frederick Colvin George - F/Lt - 74387 - RAF. GOLDING, John James - Lac - 6674 - RAAF. McVICAR, Kenneth James - Cpl - 4550 - RAAF. ROBINSON, Reginald Lee - Sgt - 402116 - RNZAF - 256 Sqdn. These five airmen rest at Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey. JONES, William Arthur - AC2c - 1356684 - RAFVR. Hendon Cemetery and Crematorium, Middlesex. The six airmen named above were all killed in an Air Raid on London. DAVIDSON, Richardson Kinnear - Lac - 1060807 - RAFVR. Cathcart Cemetery, Renfrewshire. Oxford - R6087 - 14 FTS. See - AIR 81/5879. COOK, Geoffrey Ernest - Sgt - 746999 - RAFVR. CROSS, Stanley (Australian) - F/Sgt - 506311 - RAF. (252 Sqdn ?). KERRIDGE, Cyril Walter - Sgt - 912844 - RAFVR. These three airmen are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. They were crew of Blenheim IV - V5881 - 13 OTU. See- AIR 81/5903. GOVETT, William Roy - Sgt - 570309 - RAF- 50 Sqdn. Heston (St.Leonard) Churchyard, Middlesex. Died in a Diabetic Coma at DoncasterRoyal Infirmary. NICE, Kenneth Sidney George - AC1c - 929380 - RAFVR. Colchester Cemetery, Essex. Killed in an Air Raid on RAF Kenley. RAPHAEL, Louis - Lac(Pilot U/T) - 931091 - RAFVR. Bristol Jewish Cemetery, Gloucestershire. SHIPWAY - FOWLER, Douglas St.John - Lac(Pilot U/T) - 1166467 - RAFVR. These two airmen were crew of Hart - K3146 - 9 SFTS. See AIR 81/5881. SHARKEY, Thomas Christopher - Lac(Pilot U/T) - 1286069 - RAFVR. Northwood Cemetery, Middlesex. Tiger Moth - R4943 - 4 EFTS. SILVERMAN, Anthony Myer - AC1c - 651093 - RAF. Belfast City Cemetery, County Antrim, UK. Killed in an Air Raid in Northern Ireland. See AIR 81/6457. THORPE, Arthur - AC2c - 1044549 - RAFVR. Salford (Agecroft) Cemetery, Lancashire. Died of Pneumonia. WHITE, Donald James - Lac(Pilot U/T) - 1262262 - RAFVR- 3EFTS(?). Banstead (All Saints) Churchyard, Surrey. Tiger Moth - N6654 - 4 EFTS. See - AIR 81/5882. From CWGC - AUSTRALIA DUGAN, James Ezekiel - AC1c - 23570 - RAAF. Townsville War Cemetery, Queensland, Australia. He died as the result of injuries received after a bottle of petrol exploded and ignited his clothing, causing severe burns on April 15th. He died early the next day of his injuries at Townsville Base Hospital. UK HUEMMER, Franz - GAF. STAUDE, Otto - GAF. VON SEIDLITZ, Guenter - GAF. These three German Airmen rest at Cannock Chase German Military Cemetery, Staffordshire. Cause of death ? Alex ....Read More.Alex Smart on 8th July 2023 12:56:55


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