08.06.1941 No. 500 Squadron Blenheim IVF V5689 MK-F F/O. Hall-Jones
Date: 8th June 1941 (Sunday)
Unit: No. 500 Squadron (Coastal Command)
Type: Blenheim IVF
Base: RAF Bircham Newton
Location: Holme-next-the-sea, Norfolk
Pilot: F/O. Frederick William Hall-Jones 2515 RNZAF Age 21. Killed
Obs: P/O. James Mossman Johnston 63035 RAFVR Age 35. Killed
W/Op/Air/Gnr: P/O. Arthur Ronald Pennell Shield 63037 RAFVR Age 23. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
On flying practice to provide air experience to 2 new ground staff officers.
During mist the aircraft hit the ground and caught fire at Holme-next-the-sea, Norfolk at 16.35 hrs. All the crew were killed and buried at various cemeteries.
Left: Blenheim IV. Right: F/O. Frederick William Hall-Jones
F/O. Frederick William Hall-Jones. Gt. Bircham Church. Plot 1. Row 2. Grave 16. Son of Frederick George Hall-Jones and of Marjorie Hall-Jones (nee Bush), of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand.
P/O. James Mossman Johnston. Brookwood Military Cemetery Grave 20.B.2. Son of Alexander Mossman Johnston and Eliza Isabella Johnston, of Edinburgh, Scotland.
P/O. Arthur Ronald Pennell Shield. Birmingham Cemetery Sec 14. C of E. Class B. Grave 14604. Son Of Arthur and Rachel A. E. Shield, of Handsworth, Birmingham, England.
Researched for relatives of the crew. With thanks to the following: Graham Warner - 'Bristol Blenheim', Ross Mcneil - 'Coastal Command Losses', the CWGC