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Crash site of Blenheim P4905-OM

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Unit: 107 Squadron
Aircraft: Blenheim
Code: P4905-OM
Mission: Destroy Bridges across Albert Canal at Maastricht.
Crew officer: F/O Edwards W H
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Liege)



On 12 May 1940, 12 Blenheims from 107 Squadron took off from Wattisham for a raid on the Maastricht bridges, as the Wehrmacht advanced to cross the Meuse into Belgium. W/Cdr Embry (later ACM Sir Basil Embry GCB KBE DSO & 3 Bars DFC AFC) was again leading the Squadron. For this raid, Edwards was pilot of Blenheim IV P4905 OM-P, flying with his Stavanger crew Sgt VGL Luter (Observer) and LAC WE Palmer (WOp/AG).
They were shot down by Bf109s shortly after attacking the target. Crashing in Belgium near Bettenhoven, Edwards and Luter became PoWs—sadly Palmer did not survive. The Squadron lost four other aircraft and their crews that day. On this occasion, Edwards was slightly mis-recorded in the Squadron record

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