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Blenheim IV R3732 crashed in the North Sea on 9/7 1940.
The aircraft belonged to RAF 21 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded YH-L.
T/O 08:00 Lossiemouth. OP: Stavanger.
At 11:45 the Blenheim reported to base that it had sustained battle damage.
After that nothing was heard.
Sgt Albert T.Summers and Sgt.Christopher J.Burt
have no known grave and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.
The body of
W/C Leslie Clive Bennett was found washed ashore near Lønstrup on 28/9 and was
laid to rest in Lønstrup cemetery on 1/10. The parish minister of Lønstrup
J.F.Lind Thomsen officiated at the graveside ceremony. Attending the ceremony
were a number of local citizens as well as the German Kommandant of Hjørring
Hauptman Zimmermann. A detachment of 21 German soldiers fired a salute of honour.
Bennetts grave 1940
Bennetts grave 2004
( Via Finn Buch )
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Sources: FAF, CCL, WD, CWGC.
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