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Thread: P/O Pennington, 26 sqdn, POW?, 20/05/1940

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    Default P/O Pennington, 26 sqdn, POW?, 20/05/1940

    Could this man, listed on 'Air Force PoWs' be P/O Pennington?

    E.D. Pennington, RAF 42146, Camp L3, POW-no. 33109

    P/O Pennington was pilot of this plane:

    Type: Westland Lysander
    Serial number: L4773, RM-?
    Operation: Reconnaissance, F
    Lost: 20/05/1940
    P/O Pennington - believed captured
    LAC Erskine - believed captured
    Took off from Lympne. Forced-landed on beach during evening reconnaissance sortie over Calais, 19.00 hrs.

    Sources: Peter D. Cornwell, The Battle of France, Then and Now, 2008 and Ross McNeill, Air Force PoWs 1939 to 1945 - http://www.rafcommands.com/Air%20Force%20PoWs/RAF%20POWs%20Index.html

    Regards,

    Bart

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    He is reported as POW in The Times Saturday, Jul 06, 1940, so seems to be a likely candidate

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    Thanks again, Amrit!

    Cheers,

    Bart

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    I've as a casualty for L 4773 (unconfirmed source) P/O John H. DAY - 41676; pres. crashed near Le Tréport or Dieppe. Buried Mont Huon Mil. Cem., Le Tréport, Seine Maritime.
    Regards,
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    Goedemiddag Henk,

    I've P/O Day on this plane:

    Type: Westland Lysander
    Serial number: N1221, OO-?
    Operation: ?
    Lost: 18/05/1940
    Pilot Officer (Pilot) John H. Day, RAF 41676, 13 Sqdn., age unknown, 20/05/1940, Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Tréport, France
    Air Gunner: ?
    Took off from Authie. Wrecked in explosion when bomb became detached on landing at Amiens. P/O Day believed to be badly wounded, evacuated but died in hospital at Le Tréport en route to England

    Sources: CWGC; Peter D. Cornwell, The Battle of France, Then and Now, 2008

    Regards,

    Bart

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    Dank Bart. Will follow your and Peter Cornwell's advice and amend my files.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    I have from an earlier post that L4773 was RM-B, but no other source to confirm this.

    Pieter

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    Thanks Pieter,

    I make a note of that. Do you have the URL of this older thread?

    Cheers,

    Bart
    Last edited by Bart FM Droog; 13th April 2008 at 14:06.

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    The pilot was listed as Flt Lt ED Pennington on PoW correpondance. He was the father of a friend of mine.

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    Is this Edward Pennington Serial Number 77122 ?

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