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    Default Loss Whitley P5026

    Hello,
    I'm looking for the composition of the crew and mission of Whitley P5026, fell on the night of November 28 to 29, 1940.
    I found two names. Pilot/Officer. John Richard Denny. (POW). G. C Brown. (POW).
    I have in our departmental archives Brittany a date of loss to the 28/29/11/1940 Callac/Botsorhel for a British plane.
    This loss of Whitley P5026 seems to correspond to the particular aircraft in our documents?
    Cordialement,
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    Hello

    The crew of this Whitley were:

    P/O JR Denny
    P/O BV Kerwin
    P/O GC Brown
    Sgt JE Everson
    Sgt JW Massie

    Do you have any more information on the incident?

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    Default Losse 28/29/11/1940

    Hello,

    In fact the only loss found for this 28 to 29, 1940 was the Whitley P5026.
    But Whitley P5026 made ​​a belly landing in Juist Island on a beach on the island in the north of Holland, this is far from our home in Brittany.
    The only information I have is in the archives of the department (Cotes du Nord) the information: 28/29/11/1940 Callac / Botsorhel for a British plane.
    I'm looking for another loss, I found nothing in the lists of POW, EVD ?
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    Whitley P5026, was not the only loss on 28/29-11-1940. I suggest you take a look at No.105 Sqn Blenheim IV T1893.

    Col.

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    Hello

    I confirm Juist Island from Basil Virgil Kerwin, Gerald Chambers Brown and James Ernest Everson's PoW questionnaires in the WO344 series at Kew.

    From same source, Ernest John Clelland from Blenheim IV T1893 of No. 105 put his place of capture as "Morlaix" on 28th November 1940. Maurice John Cowley gives his place of capture as vague as "NW France" also on the 28th. Considering the time of take-off (17:28) and the range/autonomy of a Blenheim, the crash must have occured in the first part of the night, but still on the 28th.

    No PoW questionnaire for Swain as he's one of the 50 from the Great Escape who were shot after recapture.

    Quite far from the target quoted as Düsseldorf, if the plane crashed in Britanny.

    Joss
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    Hello,

    Conversely, we have this account:

    Whilst searching for the target (Dusseldorf), Swain's aircraft (T1893), was hit by electrical interference which affected the navigational equipment. After Swain 'supposedly' bombed Dusseldorf, his navigator set a course of 291 degrees. The aircraft became unnavigable, and eventually began circling over France and it became necessary for the crew to bale out. Sgt Cowley was apprehended almost immediately in a French farmhouse, F/L Swain and P/O Clelland were picked up three days later. Where Blenheim T1893 came down is anyone's guess.

    See:
    Battle-Axe Blenheims:No.105 Squadron RAF at War 1940-41.
    Scott,Stuart R.
    Stroud:Sutton Publishing,1997.
    p.28

    Col.
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    Hello,

    Thank you all for the answers. For me it Blenheim IV T1893 is the loss I wanted. Botsorhel is located 15 km southeast of Morlaix. Callac should be a place to fall, bailed out (POW) ?
    Cordialement,
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    Dan

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