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13.07.1940. No. 82 Squadron. Blenheim IV R3756. Sgt. D.A. Adams Location: Wilster, Schleswig-Holstein North of Hamburg. +
Mission: Hamburg.
 
Date: 13th July 1940.
 
Unit: No. 82 Squadron R.A.F.
 
Type: Blenheim IV.
 
Serial: R3756 UX-
 
Base: R.A.F. Watton, Norfolk.
 
Location: Wilster, Schleswig-Holstein North of Hamburg.
 
Pilot: Sgt. D. A. Adams. R.A.F. P.O.W.
        
Obs: Sgt. A. Avery. R.A.F. P.O.W.
 
W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. Arfon Evans. R.A.F. Age 18. Killed.
        

REASON FOR LOSS:

 
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82 Squadron Blenheim IV’s preparing for a mission at R.A.F. Watton.

 
One of 22 Blenheim’s dispatched on raids to Holland, Belgium, France and Germany. Aircraft took-off from R.A.F. Watton, one of 9 aircraft from 82 Squadron that set out independently to attack various targets. Blenheim IV R3756 was one of two aircraft from 82 Squadron lost that day, shot down by flak near
Schleswig-Holstein north of Hamburg. Two of the crew Sgt. D A Adams and Sgt. A Avery became P.O.W.s, but sadly Sgt. Arfon Evans was killed. He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery, Ohlsdorf. The second aircraft Blenheim IV R3701 was lost over the sea killing all its crew. The body of Sgt. H W Richardson was washed ashore on the Dutch Island of Schiermonnikoog, where he is buried at Vredenhof Cemetery, F/Lt P H Lewis and Sgt. J Newberry are still missing.
 

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ccccccSgt. Arfon Evans.        ccccccccccccccccccccccccccc Arfon’s grave at Ohlsdorf, Hamburg.

 

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Telegram dated 15
th July 1940 reporting Arfon missing on the 13th.

 

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Letter of condolence reporting Arfon’s death on the 13
th, from The British Red Cross sent 27th August 1940.

 

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Letter of condolence from the R.A.F. sent 28
th August 1940.

 
Burial details.
 
Hamburg Cemetery, Section 5A, Row G, Grave 5. Son of Idris and Beatrice M. Evans, of Ton-yr-efail, Glamorgan.
 

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Hamburg Cemetery Ohlsdorf.

 
Research and page construction by David King, on behalf of Arfon’s sister Myra and his younger brother Alum. This historic page only made possible by the dedicated research of Arfon’s nephew Adrian King. Additional acknowledgments to W R Chorley "Bomber Command Losses", C.W.G.C.

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