In memory of

Francis George Hurlston DENCH

Pilot Officer
42487
Pilot

15 Squadron
Royal Air force

who died on
Sunday 13 August 1940. Age 22

Additional information:
Son of Herbert George and Helen Mabel Dench, of Beckenham, Kent.

Grave/Memorial Reference: Collective grave.

 

Angus Nigel GRAY

Sergeant
581175
Observer

15 Squadron
Royal Air force

who died on
Sunday 13 August 1940. Age 20

Additional information:
Son of George Albert and Evelyn Amy Gray.

Grave/Memorial Reference: Collective grave.

 

Edgar Enoch SCRASE

Sergeant
615919
Air Gunner

15 Squadron
Royal Air force

who died on
Sunday 13 August 1940. Age 19

Additional information:
Son of Edward William and Ellen Scrase, of Lower Kingswood, Tadworth, Surrey.

Grave/Memorial Reference: Collective grave.

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Cemetery: Fermanville Churchyard, Manche, Normandy, France.

Location Information:
The village and commune of Fermanville is 14 kilometres east-north-east of Cherbourg. There are 3 Commonwealth burials of the 1939-1945 war here, 10 metres east of the north-eastern corner of the church.

No. of Identified Casualties: 3.

Circumstances:

Sunday 13 August 1940.

15 Squadron, 2 Group, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force.

Aircraft: Blenheim IV R3768 LS-

Operation: Lannion, Brittany, France.

R3768 LS- (with onboard Pilot Officer Dench, Sergeant Gray and Sergeant Scrase) took off from RAF Wyton to bomb an airfield at Lannion, Brittany, France. R3768 crashed at Fermanville, Manche, 14 kilometres East of Cherbourg, France, killing all the crew.
No Bleinheim was claimed by the Luftwaffe on Sunday 13 August 1940 so R3768 was probably hit by flak over Manche department, France.

A special thank to szorob (Robert) from rafcommands.com's forum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1: Fermanville

2: Lannion

3: RAF Wyton

 

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