Date: 04/05/1940
Squadron Code: TR-?
Serial Number: Blenheim IV L4857
Flight/Mission Details:

Base: Poix
Take off time: Unknown
Op: Training

Plane overshot runway, crashed and burned during a night landing at Poix. All three crew were killed. According to the family of Peter Froom, this was a night training mission and the crew had been dropping leaflets.

According to the book "The Bristol Blenheim" (Warner) they were attempting a night overshoot.

Memorial for the crew at Poix - 2008 (source)


Crew Details:

All lost:

No crew images available at this time.

Source: The Other Few - Larry Donnelly

During WWII, the RAF used three-letter codes to identify their aircraft from a distance. Two large letters were painted before the roundel, which signified the squadron to which the aircraft belonged, and another letter was painted after the roundel which indicated the individual aircraft. Aditionally, there was the individual serial number for each aircraft, which was painted in a much smaller size, usually somewhere at the rear of the aircraft: (more)

Codes used by RAF 59 Squadron:

PJ Sep 1938 - Sep 1939
TR Sep 1939 - Oct 1942
1 Aug 1943 - Jul 1944
WE Jul 1944 - Oct 1945
BY Oct 1945 - Jun 1946, Dec 1947 - Oct 1950