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Blenheim IV R3829 crashed in Torpet Kær, Vadum on 13/8-1940.
The aircraft belonged to RAF 82 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded UX-S.
R3829 was hit by shells during the bomb run and just after having released its
bombs a fire broke out. Pilot S/Ldr. Rusty Wardell severely burned in his face
and on his hands and he ordered his crew to bale out and jumped himself. One of
the crew members managed to get out but was caught by the tail of the aircraft
and died when it hit the ground, while the other died inside the aircraft.
Air gunner Sgt Thomas
E. Girvan and Observer F/Sgt George P. Moore were laid to rest in Vadum cemetery
on 16/8 1940.
Pilot S/Ldr. Rusty Wardell after capture
Wardell is treated for burns on his left arm by German medicals at the Kamilianerklinikken Lazarett in Aalborg.
The sad remains of R3829
Air gunner Sgt Thomas E. Girvan. ( left)
Sources: Ole Rønnest, Aabybro, LBUK, OLCB.
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