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    Default 23 Sq Blenheim codes + serials match in summer 1940

    Hi all, I am lookin gfor help with matching serials and codes of 23 Sq Blenheims in summer 1940. The squadron ORB is very vague mentioning only codes.
    I am interested in following particular machines:

    18.06.40 ????? YP o L
    26.06.40 ????? YP o E - possibly L8655?
    20.08.40 ????? YP o X other than L8687 lost on 18.6.40, possibly L6781?
    26.08.40 ????? YP o G
    30.08.40 ????? YP o ? sortie carried out by S/Ldr Heycock
    05.09.40 ????? YP o H

    Any help will be much appreciated.

    TIA

    Pavel
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    Default Re: 23 Sq Blenheim codes + serials match in summer 1940

    Hi Zoran, thank you for your reply.
    Yes I know the first source, it has helped me some serials but not those I am looking for at the moment.
    The second link provide another candidate for YP-X thank you.

    Pavel
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    Default Re: 23 Sq Blenheim codes + serials match in summer 1940

    Pavel,
    Can you please confirm that L8687 was YP-X at the time of its loss on the night of 18/19.6.40?
    Also looking for confirmation of the code of L1458, lost on the same night.
    Thanks,
    Andy

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    Default Re: 23 Sq Blenheim codes + serials match in summer 1940

    Hi Andy, welcome aboard!

    AIR 81/945
    Pilot Officer C King-Clark and Corporal D Little: report of deaths; Blenheim L8687 crashed near Newmarket, 19 June 1940

    AIR 81/943
    Sergeant A C Close: report of death; Blenheim L1458 in air operations, 19 June 1940

    and 23 Sq ORB stated those first two in YP-X and Sgt Close in YP-S

    HTH

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    Default Re: 23 Sq Blenheim codes + serials match in summer 1940

    Pavel,
    Many thanks for the confirmation.
    Andy

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