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Blenheim IV V6322 crashed in the North Sea on 30/7-1941.
The aircraft belonged to RAF 139 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded XD-?.
T/O 14:00 Oulton. OP: Anti shipping.
It is believed that Blenheim V6322 as well as V6176 and R3803 fell prey to Bf
110`s from II. / ZG 76 who on this day claimed five Blenheims between 16:18 and
On August 30 Receiver of wrecks Alexander Madsen found the dead body of
W/Op-Air Gnr. P/O Esmond C. Elder on the beach of Kjærgård near Blåvand. Elder
was laid to rest in Fovrfelt cemetery on 5/9 1941. Pilot P/O Peter G. Shillitoe
and Observer Sgt Philip J. Walder have no known graves and is commemorated on the
Sources : UA, BCL, BE, CWGC, TW, Police report.
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