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Blenheim IV Z9578 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Blenheim IV Z9578



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AIR81/7534Pilot Officer W H Lowe, Sergeant R E Baird, Sergeant H Lummus: missing believed killed; aircraft hit by enemy anti aircraft fire over Tripoli Harbour, Libya, Blenheim Z9578, 110 Squadron, 9 July 1941. With photographs.C16756831

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Blenheim IV Z9578

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantRonald Ernest BAIRD (962502) Blenheim IV Z9578  AIR81/7534 1941-07-09110 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaMalta Memorial
Pilot OfficerWalter Hugh LOWE (61222) Blenheim IV Z9578  AIR81/7534 1941-07-09110 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaMalta Memorial
SergeantHarold LUMMUS (914263) Blenheim IV Z9578  AIR81/7534 1941-07-09110 Sqdn AIR27 MaltaMalta Memorial

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110 Squadron - July 9, 1941Dear Friends, I'm an Italian historical researcher. I need your valuable help. On July 9, 1941 seven Blenheim IVs from 110 Squadron took off from Luqa (Malta) to attack Axis shipping in Tripoli harbour. The Blenheims claimed several hits on four merchant vessels. They were intercepted by one FIAT G.50 and two FIAT CR.42. They said that the british aircrafts were five... then two Blenheims could have had some problems and returned to Malta prematurely. At the end of the fight four Blenheims failed to return: Z6449 Blenheim Mk.IV Sqn Ldr Douglas Holland Seale Pil. KIA Sgt Frederick Bertie Mulford Obs. KIA Flt Sgt William Henderson McDougall W.Op.A.G. KIA Z9533 Blenheim Mk.IV Sgt W. H. Twist Pil. POW Sgt D. W. Allen Obs. POW Sgt S. W. Taylor W.Op.A.G. POW Z9537 Blenheim Mk. IV Flt Lt Michael Ernest Potier Pil. KIA Flt Lt T. Griffith-Jones Obs. POW Sgt D. H. Wythe W.Op.A.G. POW Z9578 Blenheim Mk. IV Plt Off Walter Hugh Lowe Pil. KIA Sgt Ronald Ernest Baird Obs. KIA Sgt Harold Lummus W.Op.A.G. KIA [B]Do you know the names of the crews of the other three Blenheim of this mission? (The ORB of 110 Squadron does not describe them) Do you know the "first" and the "middle" name of POW (Twist, Allen, Taylor, Griffith-Jones and Wythe)? Is there still some living witness?[/B] According to the italian record book serg. magg. Aldo Buvoli (pilot of FIAT G.50) shot down the formation leader and an other Blenheim. M.llo Paolo Montanari (pilot of FIAT CR.42) claimed one enemy aircraft. Serg. Ottorino Ambrosi (pilot of other FIAT CR.42) claimed an other Blenheim. The bulletin of the italian HQ of Armed Forces stated that two aircrafts were destroyed by fighters and two other by Flak. Any informations, details or documents about this mission are very welcome! Best regards, Dan ....Read More.Black Cat on 11th October 2013 03:22:40


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