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    My uncle a navigator and his two crew mates flying a Blenheim MK1V were shot down over Amiens in France on 8/6/1940,they somehow survived
    and safely returned to their base in England five days later .What I need to know is will there be a record kept of this episode and if so
    who do I contact to find out any information re this.My sister tells me that our mother, Georges sister ! told her when she was a a child that
    they were hid in a barn by a farmer who gave them old civilian clothes and an old hand gun,and they somehow ended up on a refugee ship back to England.
    Any help appreciated.
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    Hello,

    l think we are talking about 562271 Sgt George ROBSON DFM here.

    8 June 1940
    No.110 Sqn
    Blenheim IV R3670:VE-
    Op: Amiens

    T/o Wattisham. Shot down near the target from where all three airmen made their way to safety and arrived at Wattisham on 13 June 1940.

    40658 P/O (Pilot) Philip Valentine ARDERNE RAF - Safe (later S/L DFC)
    562271 Sgt (Nav.) George ROBSON RAF - Safe (later DFM No.106 Sqn + 2/6/42 BCL3/112)
    538806 Cpl (W.Op./Air Gnr) John TIPPETT DFM RAF - Safe

    BCL1 (2nd.rev.ed.)/147.

    Col.
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    Hi,I have seen this piece on the web thanks,was wondering if there was a file/log etc on how they managed to get back safely.

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    According to Clutton-Brock's volume on BC Evaders, there is no known evasion report for this airman.

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    Thanks Alan,
    so do you think there is any point looking at the National Archives 110 squadron's reports/files for 1940?

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    Have already checked them, and no information given as to how the crew got back. Just to add on Col's information, the 110sqdn Operation Book Appendices do however, give the individual code letter for R2670 as "S". Another 100sqdn Blenheim, R3775, VE-D, landed at Le Havre.

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    Hello ,
    I would like to contact Fraser48 when possible regarding George Robson and his crew . His Blenheim R3670 was possibly lost near Dieppe .
    Thanks ,
    Zorglub

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    Thank you Dave but for some reason I have no access to his profile . Maybe he would appreciate more details about the lost Blenheim .
    Zorglub

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    Hello Dave ,

    It does not work on my side , don't know what is wrong :(

    Zorglub

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    Thank you Dave , we'll see !

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