|11 Squadron Blenheims, June 1941.||Hi Martin,
From 'The Bristol Blenheim' - Warner
Blenheim IV L9316. 11 Squadron, force-landed on a beach in Palestine after being pursued by French MS.406 fighters, crew safe, aircraft recovered and repaired.
Peter. ....Read More.||peter on 22nd December 2009 04:45:23|
|11 Squadron Blenheims, June 1941.||Hallo Peter,
Thanks for that but it is precisely this entry that caused my puzzlement. Just two places above it one will also find L9316 lost on 31-5-41 with 84 Squadron after being shot down by a Vichy French MS.406. The crew of 3 were KIA and this date and unit is supported by the CWGC website.
I recently acquired a copy of the Form 78 from the RAF Museum for L9316. No squadrons are mentioned, but its fate is shown as '2/6/41 F.A. (E) (Missing)'.
SCORPIONS STING (A history of 84 Sqn.) by Don Neate provides less information than Warner. Nor is L9316 on the list of Blenheim IVs that served with the squadron.
It is a puzzle.
Martin. ....Read More.||Martin Gleeson on 22nd December 2009 07:00:14|
|RAF Blenheims proposed ferry flight to Malta 18 June 1940||Hi guys
I'm seeking the identities of the crews who were aboard the following aircraft:
L9300 (V.T.L. Wood, pilot) first name unknown
L9316 (R.T.M. Saunders, pilot) first name unknown
L9319 (B. Walker, pilot) first name unknown
L9320 (E.S.T. Cole, pilot)
L9334 (S.J. Millen, pilot)
L9335 (F.W. Cook, pilot) first name unknown
Any help appreciated.
Brian ....Read More.||brian on 25th March 2017 01:33:08|