Blenheim Mk.IV V6078 of No.42 Operational Training Unit, crashed at Spitewinter near Matlock on the 7th April 1943.
|John Barry Welton||Pilot Officer||Pilot||Killed|
|Leslie Harold Redford||Sergeant||Navigator / Bomb Aimer||Killed|
|Eric Desmond Murphy||Sergeant||Wireless Operator||Killed|
The crew was on a night navigation exercise from Ashbourne, having completed most of the exercise they were heading in a southerly direction at low level when the aircraft struck the tops of a stand of trees. This caused catastrophic damage to the aircraft which crashed in a field near by killing the three crew.