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Thread: Blenheim L1517, 604 Sqdn, abandoned Scheveningen beach, 10/05/1940

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    Bart FM Droog Guest

    Default Blenheim L1517, 604 Sqdn, abandoned Scheveningen beach, 10/05/1940

    Who knows who the crew members were of this plane?:

    Type: Bristol Blenheim IF
    Serial number: L1517, NG-?
    Unit: 604 Squadron
    Operation: Escort for No. 110 Squadron to Ockenburg, NL
    Lost: 10/05/1940
    Crew: ?
    Took off from Northolt. Forced-landed on beach at Scheveningen damaged by flak, at 17.30 hrs. Aircraft abandoned.

    Source: Peter D. Cornwell, The Battle of France, Then and Now, 2008

    Regards, Bart

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    Crew of L1517 Mk I-F. F/O. I. Joll and LAC. J. Pickford, who returned to UK

    The Bristol Blenheim - Graham Warner

    Regards
    Peter

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    According to the register of losses of the SGLO Blenheim L1517 did not crash at Scheveningen beach, but in the dunes near Wassenaar pilot F/O I.K.S.Joll.
    Klaas.

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    Thank you, gentlemen,

    I understand that the time of the crash was 17.45 hrs, according to the register of losses (Verliesregister 1939-1945) of the Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945 (SGLO), where Peter Cornwell has it crashed at 17.30 hrs (or damaged by flak at 17.30 hrs?).

    Is the number of a/c from 604 Squadron known that participated in the escort mission?

    Regards,

    Bart

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    12 Blenheims MkIV of 110 Sqn were escorted by 6 Blenheim Mk1F of 604 Sqn.

    Re. the location, both statements are correct. The aircraft landed north of Scheveningen on the beach along the dunes of what is formally the community of Wassenaar. If the aircraft came down in the dunes it must have been a crash, since the dunes in this area are anything but flat. Most likely the Blenheim made a fairly controlled landing on the beach, as did so many Ju52's.

    Pieter

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    Bart FM Droog Guest

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    Thanks Pieter,

    Looks like the information is complete. What's your source?

    Groeten,

    Bart

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