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Blenheim IV V6375 crashed in the North Sea on 15/6-1941.


The aircraft belonged to RAF 110 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded VE-?.
T/O 18:27 Manston. OP: Anti shipping in Beat 9 and 10.


V6375 was attacked by a Bf 109E piloted by Uffz Barein of 1./JG 1 operating out of Bergen airfield, and crashed into the North Sea at 19:39 hrs. approx. 60 km. west of Alkmaar.

Pilot F/Sgt Arthur E. Guesford was found drifted ashore on Rømø island on 15/8 and laid to rest in Kirkeby cemetery on 16/8-1941.
W/Op-Air Gnr. Sgt Leslie P. C. Rolfe was found on Rømø on 25/8 and laid to rest in Kirkeby cemetery on 26/8-1941.
On both days the Parish minister Rasmus Jørgensen and the Marine Pfarrer Müller from Sylt officiated at the graveside ceremony.
 
The Observer Sgt Clifford F. Shearn have no known grave and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

 

 

 



Sources: FAF, BCL, CWGC, JG 1/11 by Prien/Rodeike
 

 

 

 

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