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    Default Walrus mission, off Brest, 23rd September 1940

    Hello,

    I search information about a seeplane Walrus, from a RAF (or Fleet Air Arm) air rescue unit, which flew a mission, off Brest, on 23rd September 1940 (afternoon), to rescue the crew of a He 111, ditched in emergency after having attacked by RAF Blenheims. The Walrus mission was unsuccessful.

    Information requested :
    - Unit to which the Walrus belonged
    - Walrus’ base
    - Precise time of the mission
    - Forming of the crew

    Thanks in advance

    Pierre Babin

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    Hello,

    One of the aircraft involved in the attempted rescue of the He 111 crew on 23 September, 1940, was No 10 (RAAF) Sqn. Sunderland P9605:RB-K, out from Mount Batten and piloted by F/L Edgar Bruce Courtney RAAF. The Walrus involved is not identified by Andrew Bird.

    See:
    Coastal Dawn.
    Bird,Andrew D
    London:Grub Street,2012.
    pp.186-8

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 25th April 2015 at 10:50.

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    Thank you very much

    Pierre Babin

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