14.05.1940 No. 110 Squadron Blenheim IV P6889 VE-J Sgt. Cater
Operation: Sedan, France
Date: 14th May 1940 (Tuesday)
Unit: No. 110 Squadron
Type: Bristol Blenheim MkIV
Base: RAF Wattisham, Suffolk
Location: Sainte-Vaubourg South of Attigny, France
Pilot: Sgt. Cater
Obs: Sgt N. Crossland Injured
Air/Gnr: AC1. H.A.J. Jones Injured
REASON FOR LOSS:
During the late afternoon some 28 Blenheims from 21, 107 and 110 Squadrons attacked the German mechanised divisions at Sedan led by W/Cdr. Basil Embry. Unlike the disastrous attacks earlier in the day this time the Blenheims were provided with a fighter escort.
Attacked by Bf109s from JG53 and with hydraulics damaged carried out a belly landing at 18:15 hrs at Sainte-Vaubourg, south of Attigny, France. The pilot escaped unhurt but the other two crew members were injured.
None - all crew survived.
Researcher: Michel Beckers for Aircrew Remembered - November 2016. Photographs from the Michel Beckers collection. With thanks to sources quoted.