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    Default Markings sought for Blenheim lost at Fairlight near Hastings Dec. 1940

    I am researching a Blenheim that crashed at Fairlight near Hastings on 16th December 1940.
    A Blenheim bomber, returning from an attack on Mannheim in Germany in December 1940, was badly damaged; it sent out an S.O.S. and a wireless fix and course to steer home were transmitted to the navigator. Tragically the aircraft crashed at Fairlight and burnt out. All three crew members were killed.
    I believe the mission originated from RAF West Raynham which would make it (from my limited researches,) 101 (most likely) or 18 or 139 squadron but I may be wrong. There seem to have been so many squadrons and they seem to have moved about a lot.
    It was P6953. Were trying to find the letters and numbers that would have been on the fuselage.
    Any light you could shed would be very much appreciated.

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    Default Re: Markings sought for Blenheim lost at Fairlight near Hastings Dec. 1940

    There is an extensive archive on this site that can be reached by both the site search box and Google

    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...hp?qnum=110751

    http://discovery.nationalarchives.go...ls/r/C16688685

    No.101 ORB is on free download from the TNA at the moment if you register.

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