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Blenheim IV T1829 crashed in the North Sea off Westerland,
Sylt on 11/4-1941.
The aircraft belonged to RAF 18 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded WV-P.
T/O 10:50 Oulton. OP: Anti shipping.
Last seen flying towards Sylt from Amrum. It crashed into the sea at approx.
14:20 off Westerland after having been hit by flak from 3./lei. Flakabt.871
(fr.38/XI) and Marine flak and having been attacked by a Bf 109 fighter piloted
by Fw Konrad Schönweiss of 1/JG 54.
The crew of three perished. The body of
Pilot P/O Harold P.G. Jones was found drifted ashore in Beach area no. 37,
Aaberg Forstrand in Sdr. Nissum parish on 8/8-41 by Receiver of wrecks Jens
Jensen. Jones was laid to rest in Sønder Nissum cemetery on 12/8 1941. The
parish minister K. L. Aastrup officiated at the graveside ceremony.
Observer Sgt John F. Horsham and W/Op-Air Gnr. Sgt Kennedy C. Walton have no
known graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.
Sources : Police report, BCL, WD, CWGC, RL, TW, FAF.
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