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    Default Blenheim forced landing (crash landing?) Scilly Isles 25 December 1942

    Greetings all, (A repeat. seem to have lost the thread!)

    Would anyone have any information on a Blenheim Ferry Flight to Algiers that forced landed on the Silly Isles 25 December 1942.Pilot F/O Newcomb NZ413462 RNZAF Please.

    The crew had to return to the UK to take another aircraft. I do not know what Blenheim was involved in the forced landing (crash?)

    Any information would be appreciated, thanks.

    Digger.

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    Digger,

    it would be a Blenheim V, which I find Pel Temple and I missed in BLME Volume One. Details welcomed.

    David

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    Hello David,

    Thanks for your very quick reply, I will certainly pass on any extra information I receive, even to Errol!

    From Newcomb's biog(FYT)I am not sure if it was a forced landing or a heavy forced landing, but it appears Newcomb and crew were flown back to England to take another aircraft to Algiers.

    I hope someone comes up with something.

    Cheers,
    Digger.

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    I was at the RAFM today and had some Blenheim to look up from 1942 so checked around 25-12-42 but there was nothing in the 1180s.
    Alan Clark

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    Thanks.

    Presumably the Blenheim V, for such it would be, was not SOC.

    David

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    Thanks David & Al

    I appreciate your replies. it certainly now looks as though the Blenheim was not a write off. This is what was concerning me.

    I have just had the luck of contacting the wife of P/O. Newcom's cousin, all docs including the Log Book are in family archives, will keep you posted on this David. I am just awaiting this lady's husband, David Newcom, contacting me.

    Cheers,
    Digger.

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