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Thread: Aircraft losses in SEAC : Blenheim, Lysander, Buffalo

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    Default Aircraft losses in SEAC : Blenheim, Lysander, Buffalo

    I have updated the Bristol Blenheim losses in SEAC.

    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...&qacid=6&qt=TY

    These cover Blenheim losses of aircraft whose flights originated in India, Ceylon and Burma. The total entries are around 240.. and assuming some are damaged, recovered later and not full write offs - thats still probably around 200 airframe losses .

    The losses does not include the early operations in Malaya, Singapore or Sumatra.


    A considerable effort took place to get the actual data from ORBs and other sources. A major source is the the Blenhiem bible The Bristol Blenheim: A Complete History by Graham Warner .

    In the end - Warner's book still accounts for about 70 odd out of the 240 that i have listed here. And to fill in the crew members names and numbers as per the CWGC Site.

    There is still some work left in checking Air Britain listings of the aircraft losses in the far east. Feel free to suggest corrections, changes additions.

    The total entries in the DB Are just shy of 2900 now.
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    Lysander losses in SEAC

    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...&qacid=7&qt=TY

    In 1941, exactly 100 Lysanders were shipped to India . The link above shows 62 incidents which may account to some 50 odd losses.

    This does not include the 1945 induction of Lysander IIIs for Special Duties Ops with 357 Squadron's C Flight - this bit is still under construction.

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    Brewster Buffalo losses in Burma and India approx. 27

    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...acid=448&qt=TY

    Tip of the hat to
    Chris Shore, Brian Cull, Y Izawa and their Bloody Shambles Book series
    Dan Ford's Warbird Forum Website at https://warbirdforum.com/ and the discussion board it hosts - which can be found at https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/warbirdsforum/
    The contributors at that board - Dan Ford, Neil Frances (Author of "Ketchil"), Mark Hasselien and Jim Maas who have enriched my knowledge on the Buffalo for many years.

    PS: Thread title updated to keep track of all other "Minor" Updates about SEAC
    Last edited by Jagan; 4th November 2018 at 23:06.

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