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    Default Blenheim L2161 30/09/1940 219 Sqn.

    Can anyone supply any information on this aircraft & its demise.

    thank you

    Chris

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    That serial number is for a Sunderland I. A batch of 11 per my copy of Robertson.

    Its L1261 you meant, typo.
    http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showthread.php?t=32505

    Blenheim L1261, Sgt C Goodwin, Sgt G.E. Shepperd, and AC2 J.P. McCaul all killed, aircraft disintergrated and crashed during routine night patrol, exact cause uncertain, 21.40 hrs.

    Thefollowing RAF men from 219 are listed on CWGC for that date:
    001 GOODWIN C 754024 219 SQDN 30/09/1940 ROYAL AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE
    002 MCCAUL JP 1050678 219 SQDN 30/09/1940 ROYAL AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE
    003 SHEPPERD GE 523887 219 SQDN 30/09/1940 ROYAL AIR FORCE

    Contact details at the bottom of this article might be able to help you.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/stories/35/a8674635.shtml

    You could order its F1180 from Hendon.
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    Hi Chris
    If Dennis is right about the typo it fits an entry in Warner's "Blenheim" for that date which gives the incident involving Blenheim Mk1-F,L1261 of 219 Sqn near Acklington, Northumberland with the death of all 3 on board whose names are as Dennis' list and the loss is as described.
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    Dennis/Dick,

    That all fits, typo error to blame

    Thanks for that

    Chris

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    Anyone know the Sqn code for this a/c FK-?

    Thank you

    Chris

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    Hello Chris,

    On 30 Sep 1940 Blenheim Mk IF L1261 pilot Sgt Goodwin, crew Sgt Shepperd and AC McCaul took- off from RAF Acklington (normaly based at Catterick or relief ground Scorton)at 21.35 hrs. on a "enemy X" raid. It crashed at 21.40 hrs. A second Blenheim, L7718 then took-off from Acklington on same duty at 21.50 hrs with pilot Sgt Birket & crew Sgt Bell and landed back at Acklington 40 min later at 22.30hrs. I have details of other 219 Sqn crews/aircraft serials at Acklington around this time but alas, do not know the codes used. (source 219 Squadron log book)

    Norman
    Last edited by namrondooh; 21st June 2009 at 19:52.

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