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Carson, Arthur Frederick Copithorne (Pilot Officer)

Killed in Flying Accident 1940-September-16

Birth Date: 1919 (age 21)

William O'Neill & Dorothy Bertha Copithorne-Carson, of Dulwich, London.

Home: Westmount, Quebec

21 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Viribus Vincimus (By strength with conquer)
RAF Lossiemouth
Pilot Officer
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Service Numbers

Blenheim Mk IV N-3564 collided with 20 OTU Wellington Mk Ia N-2900 on take-off for a night training flight, both machines burst into flames and crashed.

Blenheim N3564 AC2 Trevor George Adams RAF KIA St. George Church Cemetery Wootton Northamptonshire. P/O Arthur Frederick Copithorne Carson RAF pilot KITA Lossiemouth Burial Ground Scotland Grave 1103. Sgt Norman Cyril Manser RAF KITA Beckenham Crematorium and Cemetery Sec. W.11. Grave 17805. Sgt Burton (initials not found) RAF was injured but recovered.

Wellington N2900 Sgt E A J Keighley RAF injured in crash and later died on injuries. S/L N W D Marwood-Elton RAF survived. P/O S J Jacobi RAF survived. Sgt F Webster RAF survived. Sgt H W Green RAF survived. Sgt A W White RAF survived. Sgt E Fenwick RAF survived. Sgt A C Shankland RAF survived. There was one fatality and seven injured on N-2900.

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Canada Primary Source Library and Archives Canada Service Files (may not exist)

Bristol Blenheim

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3602838)
Bristol 142M Blenheim Mk.V, RAF (Serial No. DJ702).

The Bristol Blenheim is a British light bomber aircraft designed and built by the Bristol Aeroplane Company (Bristol) which was used extensively in the first two years and in some cases throughout the Second World War. The aircraft was developed as Type 142, a civil airliner, in response to a challenge from Lord Rothermere to produce the fastest commercial aircraft in Europe. The Type 142 first flew in April 1935, and the Air Ministry, impressed by its performance, ordered a modified design as the Type 142M for the Royal Air Force (RAF) as a bomber. Deliveries of the newly named Blenheim to RAF squadrons commenced on 10 March 1937. Wikipedia

YouTube Bristol Blenheim Bomber

Wkikpedia Bristol Blenheim

General Harold A Skaarup Web Page

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last update: 2021-10-05 20:09:43

Blenheim Mk. lV N3564

21 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Viribus Vincimus

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