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    Default Re: Bristol Blenheim anomalies

    Andreas,
    You can find some details here:
    http://113squadron.com/id21.htm
    Andy

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    Default Re: Bristol Blenheim anomalies

    Quote Originally Posted by abiermann View Post
    Details on the loss at the end of this article. A very expensive attack on two small schooners off Pantelleria.

    https://rommelsriposte.com/2020/04/2...eptember-1941/
    An IWM photo in the article referenced by Andreas caught my eye. The original is here:
    https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/i...ject/205208814
    As can be seen, it shows V6014, coded GB-(J) of 105 Sqn.
    A look in the relevant Air Britain serials book only shows 203 Sqn for this aircraft - it was lost with them on 27 April 1942, as at: http://discovery.nationalarchives.go...ls/r/C17206370
    Does anyone have the record card for V6014 to confirm what it says please?

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    Default Re: Bristol Blenheim anomalies

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Marden View Post
    Andreas,
    You can find some details here:
    http://113squadron.com/id21.htm
    Andy


    Thank you Andy. This misses the losses on the ground at Giarabub on 15 Nov 41 and two planes lost on the ground on 22 Nov 41, so may have other gaps as well?

    https://crusaderproject.wordpress.co...5-november-41/

    https://crusaderproject.wordpress.co...november-1941/


    All the best

    Andreas

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    Default Re: Bristol Blenheim anomalies

    Blenheim I L1200 was SOC on 26 Nov 40. According to the relevant Air Britain serials book it last served with 23 Sqn.
    However, AIR81/4086 at: https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ls/r/C16688184
    says: "Sergeant Caddies: injured; Pilot Officer Cohen, Sergeant Coiles: uninjured; aircraft accident at Speke Aerodrome, Blenheim L1200, 8 Radio Servicing Section, 4 November 1940"
    ASN gives the date as 11 Nov 40: https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=22329
    Given the close proximity of the dates it seems that there is a link.
    Can anyone add any more please? How does 8 Radio Servicing Section fit into the story?
    Thanks,
    Andy

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