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Blenheim IV R3803 crashed in the North Sea on 30/7-1941.
The aircraft belonged to RAF 82 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded UX-N.
T/O 12:43 Bodney. OP: Kiel Canal.
It is believed that Blenheim R3803 as well as V6176 and V6322 fell prey to Bf
110`s from II. / ZG 76 who on this day claimed five Blenheims between 16:18 and
Pilot Sgt. Peter Stocks have no known grave and is commemorated on the
W/Op-Air Gnr. P/O Eric S. Hale was laid to rest in Fovrfelt
cemetery, Esbjerg on 1/9-1941 after being found on the beach near Nymindegab on
Observer Sgt. Geoffrey G. Lee was found on the beach of the island of Mandø on 31/8.
Lee along with the bodies of two English and two German flyers was taken
from Mandø to Ribe by Wehrmacht soldiers on 2/9-41. From Ribe they were taken to
Fovrfelt cemetery, Esbjerg where they were all laid to rest on 5/9-1941.
(Judith via David Wakefield)
Observer Sgt. Geoffrey G. Lee
Sources : BCL, WD, BE, UA, CWGC, TW.
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