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    AB L-Serials for L1467 (Blenheim I): 64/5 OTU/600:
    Flew into hill descending in cloud on night interception, Hurst, near "Richmond", Yorks., 20."10".40

    Henk.

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    Default Unaccounted airman - 20-10-1940

    Blenheim L1467 crashed near Richmond on 20th Dec 1940. I have L1467's AM1180 which proves the date as being this. The date of 14 Oct 1940 is an error in AB S book.

    Blenheim L9034 did not crash near Richmond but I believe, from memory when i researched the incident, was written off down south somewhere.

    I made the same error when I created the webpage as linked to on here and hence L9034. I could do to change the file name.


    Sadly this does not answer Henks original query ! sorry !

    rich

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    Default re "gentlemen in Blue" & missing airmen

    I have been reading all the posts re missing flyers, and as I am reseaching someone who I believe may have flown in the 600, I was wondering in anyone has the book if you could see if a PO Joseph Albert Lawless Johnson was mentioned. I am in Australia and I am going to see if I can locate a copy here, I will get it frm the UK if I am unable to get it here. Any assistance would be greatly appreciAted

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    hello bjperth,

    No mention of 'your' Johnson in the index of names at the end of the book : there's a F.H. Johnson (page 435) and a P/O S.F. Johnson (page 481).

    Joss

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    is this the man you seek?

    Air Ministry, 30th November, 1943
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards:
    Distinguished Flying Cross
    Pilot Officer Joseph Albert Lawless JOHNSON
    (Can/J.18070), Royal Canadian Air Force, No. 108 Squadron.

    and from

    http://www.airforce.ca/wwii/ALPHA-JO.html

    JOHNSON, P/O Joseph Albert Lawless (J18070) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.108 Squadron - Award effective 23 November 1943 as per London Gazette dated 30 November 1943 and AFRO 166/44 dated 28 January 1944. Born in Ponoka, Alberta, 22 February 1915; home in Edmonton. Enlisted in Calgary. Trained at No.2 ITS (graduated 26 February 1941), No.5 EFTS (graduated 3 May 1941) and No.10 SFTS (graduated 8 August 1941). Commissioned 1943.
    During the recent period of intensive air activity over Sicily this officer destroyed three enemy aircraft and probably destroyed one more. Since his arrival in this theatre of war he has completed a large number of operational missions and has at all times displayed exceptional keenness and determination.



    regards

    Dennis
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Default thanks for your help re missing relative

    Hi Dennis & Joss, thanks so much for this info, greatly appreciated. Prior to this we had no idea of DOB or where he lived.
    Fantastic assistance

    Regards

    Barbara

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