Bristol Blenheim Mk.IV R3896 (LS-X) of 15 Sqdn

On 7 July 1940, this aircraft flew out of Alconbury near RAF Wyton on an operation to Ghent and crashed at Dudzele near Bruges after being shot down by a Messerchmitt Bf109E of the ‘Grünherz’. The three who died were:

RAF 42375 P/O Hugh Christopher Morris Bamber (P) (son of Theodore Mark and Ada Margaret Bamber from Dulwich)
RAF 746818 Sgt George Reid (Ag) (son of William and Helen Reid Murdoch from Baillieston in Lanarkshire)
RAF 749458 Sgt John Holdsworth (Obs)

and here’s their story, on the village website…

http://wo1dudzele.brugseverenigingen.be/ENGELSEBOMMENWERPERSTORTNEERAANHERDERSBRUGDUDZELE

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