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    Dear gentlemen,

    I'm looking for the full names of the following aviators of the Squadron 84:

    F/O John F. Evans (is right?) - Bailed out, wounded;
    Sgt Offord - Bailed out, wounded;
    Sgt Sargent - ???.


    They were aboard the Bristol Blenheim L8374 shot down near Koritza (Greece) on 22 december 1940.

    Thank you to all, regards, Daniele.

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    Danielle,

    Can't find any of your chaps, but IWM has a picture of that aircraft!

    HTH

    Peter Davies
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    Hello,

    Here is one of your chaps:

    528626 Sgt Alfred Llewellyn SARGEANT RAF +

    http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1282455/

    and another...

    581524 Sgt Harold Bertie OFFORD RAF (later W/O DFC 224 Sqn. LG: 27-7-1945 p.3878).

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/3878

    Col.
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    Bomber losses in the Middle East and Mediterranean. Midland Counties 2006. Gunby and Temple, has the following:

    F/O. J. F. Evans bailed out, landed in a farmyard and was kicked by a mule, which broke his thigh.
    Sgt. H. B. Offord bailed out injured
    Sgt. Alfred Llewellyn Sargeant, 528626, missing and commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

    Target was Kucove, aircraft was hit by flak and attacked by G.50 fighters.
    The crash site was located in 1996 by British Embassy staff at Permet, Albania.

    Sean.

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    Hello Daniele,

    I believe the pilot of No.84 Sqn Blenheim I L8374, was; 40686 F/O John Frederick EVANS RAF.

    Col.

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    Dear guys, you're great! :-)

    Thank you so much!

    Dan

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    Hi, I don't know if you will get this but Sgt Harold Bertie Offord was my father. If you have any further info about this plane and crew I would be very interested.

    Danny

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    Hello Danny

    You should try get a copy of this recently released file

    http://discovery.nationalarchives.go...ls/r/C16688758

    And you can browse 84 Sqn records here
    http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r?_srt=3&_q="Squadron+number%3A+84"


    Using this procedure file

    http://www.ww2irishaviation.com/TNA_...guidelines.pdf
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Hi Danny

    Your father and his crew are mentioned briefly in my BLENHEIMS over GREECE and CRETE.

    Cheers
    Brian

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    Thanks, very much I will order the file.
    Danny

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