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    Default 58 Squadron [AEC Adkins]

    Does anyone have any information on AEC Adkins crew at 58 Squadron up to July 1941.

    The 35 squadron ORB's record that AEC Adkins, Rowley-Blake (2nd pilot), Headley (Observer) and his crew were posted from 58 Squadron on 12th July 1941 and I was wondering if it is possible to identify any of the other crew.

    I would also like to know if they were operational whilst there.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Regards

    Pete
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    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    Hello,

    Re: ROWLEY-BLAKE:

    10-11 Sep 1941
    35 sqn
    Halifax I L9526:TL-O
    Op:Torino

    T/o 2240 Stradishall. Forced-landed 0622 in a field near Harling Road Station on the rail line between Thetford and Norwich. No one was hurt and the Halifax was not seriously damaged,. However, it never flew again and by mid-1942 the airframe was in use as instructional aid, bearing the serial 3034M

    P/O Cresswell
    Sgt Rowley-Blake
    Sgt Stewart
    P/O A Abels
    Sgt Wing
    Sgt Turner
    Sgt Lowe

    BCL2/143

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    Thanks Col

    The ORB shows that Rowley-Blake and Headley did not fly with AEC Adkins at 35 Squadron, which is why I was wondering who the other crew members were to see if they continued to fly with him. (He was KIA in August 1941)

    Regards (and thanks again)

    Pete
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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