|1 Apr 1942||Hi All
Boston, W8367 of 107 Sqn ditched off Dover and the pilot was killed whilst the other two crew were rescued, according to Chorley.
However, according to CWGC another 107 airman was lost on this day - THWAITE, DONALD PARR; Cpl 936982 and his death was registered in Dover, so was he also aboard W8367?
Was LARMOUR, GEORGE YORKE; Sgt 921394 flying in Blenheim IV, T2056 of No 105 Sqn which collided with Blenheim IV, T1828 of No 25 Sqn near Thrapston on Northamptonshire. His death is registered at Thrapston
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Malcolm ....Read More.||malcolm_raf on 25th July 2009 03:07:44|
|1 Apr 1942||Hi Malcolm
Warner's "Blenheim" records that Sgt G Larmour(Obs) was killed in the collision between T1828 and Beaufighter R2036(sic). Sgt P Swan RAAF(Pilot) baled out and was injured. As the book is about Blenheims one may presume they were on T1828 but there is no mention of any other casualties and Warner does record both a/c as being of 25 Sqn and a pilot/obs combination would fit a Beaufighter. Jefford- RAF Squadrons in fact has 25 Sqn as flying Havocs over the period of the loss and only having had Blenheim I's. He does record Blenheim IV's on 105 Sqn until Dec'41 overlapping with Mosquitos from Nov'41.Given your date in Apr 42 there may be some reason to be cautious about the information available.
The incident as recorded in Air Britain Serials has the 2 a/c as Blenheim IV's T1828 and T2056(sic) of 25 and 105 Sqns respectively, recording that 105 Sqn was the previous "owner" of T1828. AB Serials has R2036 as Lysander transferred to the FFAF
EDIT- 26/7/09. From Jefford RAF Squadrons 25 Sqn had both Beaufighters and Havocs at the time of interest. Air Britain records that both a/c were Blenheim IV's with T serials but R2056 is recorded a one of a batch of Beaufighters that crashed on 1/4/42 nr Wittering and was of 25 Sqn and it looks as though with all my sources there has been some misreading of types and serials
Dick ....Read More.||Dick on 25th July 2009 03:43:33|