09.09.1940 No. 107 Squadron Blenheim IV T1831 P/O. Halkett
Date: 09th September 1940 (Sunday/Monday)
Unit: No. 107 Squadron 2 Group (motto: Nous y serons - 'We shall be there')
Type: Blenheim IV
Base: RAF Wattisham, Suffolk
Location: Hesdin, France.
Pilot: P/O. Charles De Vic Halkett 43704 RAF Age 25. Killed
Obs: Sgt. Alec Victor Jacobs 755443 RAFVR Age 21. Killed
W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. James Harley Easton 755173 RAFVR Age 21. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Took off from RAF Wattisham, Suffolk at 03:25 hrs to attack various ports and barges in various locations.
This Blenheim is understood to have been shot down, but we have not been able to identify by whom or what. Another 107 Squadron Blenheim was also lost this night. T1851 flown by F/O. Alekander Cazalet who with his other two crew members were lost and remembered on the Runnymede Memorial.
Blenheim IV and right, P/O. Charles De Vic Halkett
Left: Wambercourt Churchyard
P/O. Charles De Vic Halkett. Wambercourt Churchyard Grave 3. Son of Alice Jane Canning, of Whangarei, Auckland, New Zealand. A total of 188 flying hours logged.
Sgt. Alec Victor Jacobs. Wambercourt Churchyard Grave 2. Son of Mrs. E.M. Jacobs, of St. Pancras, London, England.
Sgt. James Harley Easton. Wambercourt Churchyard Grave 1. Understood to be from Dennistoun, Glasgow, Scotland. No further details.
Researched and dedicated to relatives of the crew. With thanks to the following, Graham Warner - "Bristol Blenheim", Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses' Vol. 1, Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt "Bomber Command War Diaries", The Commonwealth War Graves Commission.