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Crash site of Blenheim P6933-WV
16/07/1940

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Unit: 18 Squadron
Aircraft: Blenheim
Code: P6933-WV
Base: West Raynham
Mission: Reconnaissance
Crew officer:
Incident: Shot down by German fighter, fell in North Sea

Location: (Prov. West-Vlanderen)

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Facts

Bristol Blenheim Mk.IV P6933 (WV-G) 18 Squadron, RAF: Written off (destroyed) when lost (Failed To Return) from combat operations over the Netherlands. All three crew killed. According to the official Air Ministry file into the incident (File AIR 81/1126): "Blenheim P6933 failed to return from air operations, 16 July 1940. Sergeant A St J Bunker, Sergeant P R Harris and Sergeant J F Hatch: report of deaths".
Mission - Vlissingen. Shot down into the sea off Schelde, 10 km northwest of Vlissingen, Zeeland, Netherlands, during attack on barges by fighter pilot Feldwebel Georg Kiening of the 6./JG 54, who was flying a Bf 109E from (presumably) Vlissingen airfield. No survivors among the three crew
The pilot (Sgt Anthony Barker) was buried at Cement House Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. The other two crew fatalities were buried at Flushing (Vlissingen) Northern Cemetery, Zeeland, Netherlands.

Sources:
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The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
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