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    Default Battle P-5235

    Fairy Battle P-5235 from 150 Sqn was lost on may 19th 1940 ,the crew P/O Osment D.E.T, Sgt Clifford G.W. and AC1 Slade W.G. became POW. Where was this aircraft lost , France or Belgium ?

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    Alain,

    Not sure, but France seems more likely. Interesting with regard to S/L Osment: website http://www.aviationcollectables.co.uk/covers/cc79b.jpg

    Groet,

    Leendert

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    Alain,

    RAF serials from Air Britain:
    P5235 - Missing from night intrudet mission over enemy troops - no location.

    Pavel

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    Hello Leendert and Pavel ,

    Thanks for the help.

    Alain

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    Default Fairey Battle P5235

    Battle P5235. Badly damaged during attack on enemy armour north of the Aisne west of Rethel and belly-landed near ‘Chêne Tonneau’ at Barby 11.15 a.m. Pilot Officer D. E. T. Osment, Sergeant G. W. Clifford, and AC2 W. G. Slade all captured. Aircraft JN*H a write-off.

    Source: The Battle of France Then & Now published 15 February 2008

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    Great information but also suprsied that this book will be pubslihed in two months:-)

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    Default Charleville - Reims

    hello Pavel,

    Actually, Peter is the author of the book, so he's giving us a kind of "teaser". Kind of him, as does Errol when he gives an extract from his forthcoming FYT3.

    I'm waiting for the book as many others, like Theo Boiten's, and volume 2 of Coastal Command Losses, in 2008.

    The PoW Questionnaires of these three airmen mention capture "near Charleville" for Osment, "near Reims" for Clifford and "north of Reims" for Slade.

    Joss

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