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1943-08-23 The loss of Ir. Piet Blom

Crash site: unknown, Atlantic Ocean presumed

Crash cause: unknown

Name

1. Blom, Ir. Pieter Hendrik

Rank

Ltz 2kl VSD, P/O. Nav/Ag

RAF VR 130827

Decorations

None known

Born

16/1/1913

Place

Sappemeer, NL

Squadron

RAF 297 Sqn Fighter Command

Ops/hr

Aircraft

Albemarle Mk. GT1 Nr. P1478 L5-?

Base

RAF Thruxton, Wiltshire, GB

Mission

RAF Thruxton to Gibraltar flight

Status

MIA, cause unknown

age

30

Missing

23/8/1943

Place

Atlantic Ocean presumed

Known to

OGS

yes

CWGC

yes

Other crew

2. W/O. Herbert Edward Curtis, Pilot, RAF 655367, age 34 - MIA

3. F/Sgt. Robert Angus Moore, Wop, RAF VR 1074933,

age 23 - MIA

4. F/Sgt. Albert Edward George Nunn, Ag, RAF VR 1335020,

age 21 - MIA

5. F/O. John Bruce Bowden, Nav, RCAF J/11959, age 23 - MIA

Remarks

All other crew not Dutch

Memorial

Runnymede, panel 130

GB arrival

P/O. Blom came from KLM as a ground engineer; he was to become an engineer-officer in the RAF

Data

Confusion

OGS: Truxton Hurn (??); flew with 320 Sqn

CWGC: RAF VR Nr. 900857

Gedenkrol KM: RAF Thruxton-Hurn, Gloucester

Runnymede Panel 130


2. Crash site data

It is assumed that the aircraft was lost in the Atlantic Ocean. Other than this, there is no information.


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