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Sgt Pilot Robert Jean-Baptiste Edmond Stenuit
Born 2nd September 1921
Died 22nd October 1943
1299844, 605 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
At 03:41 on 22nd October 1943 a Mosquito V1, UP/Q took off from RAF Bradwell Bay piloted by Sgt. Stenuit from Belgium with his Canadian Navigator/Observer F/Sgt McEwen to patrol Poix, Abbeville and Amiens. The aircraft crashed on take-off and both crewmen were killed instantly. According to biography of Daphne Dangerfield the aircraft burst into flames.
Although they had a definite mission to accomplish the details of work carried out states that the mission was Operational Training.
The RAF Bradwell ORB Summary of events state:
1 Patrol, Poix, Abbeville and Amiens crashed on take-off just off the airfield killing Sgt Stenuit (Bel) and F/Sgt McEwen (Can), again the cause is unknown.
It was 14°C, windy and raining heavily in Essex – Found online but I would rather have more authoritative info, including windspeed and direction.
Aircraft accidents: investigation and prevention 1943 Sept.-1945 July
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