Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: 27 june 1942, Martin 167 or Blenheim loss ?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Dijon, France
    Posts
    442
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default 27 june 1942, Martin 167 or Blenheim loss ?

    Hi,

    On 27 june 1942, Hptm Franzisket and Fw Steinhausen claim at 8.55 (German time) each a Martin 167 southwest of El Daba (Lybia). So according to a combat report of Free French pilots of GC 1 “Alsace” they see 2 Blenheim being attacked by 3 Me 109. One Blenheim shoft down explosed.

    Does anybody have in his file the loss of a Blenheim/Martin 167 and the name of unit and crew ?

    Thanks in advance,

    Bertrand

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    6,401
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 32 Times in 31 Posts

    Default

    Hello,

    27 June 1942

    Six Bf 109s of I./JG 27 took off at 0922 hours, intercepting six Baltimores of 223 Squadron, which had just taken off to fly from LG 116 to LG 24. Two were shot down, one each by Hpt. Franzisket and Fw. Steinhausen, near El Daba, while a third was badly damaged, escaping the attackers, but force-landing at Wadi Natrun.

    See:
    Fighters Over the Desert.
    Shores,Christopher & Hans Ring.
    London:Neville Spearman,1969.
    p.135

    27 June 1942

    No.223 Sq.
    Relocation flight.

    Baltimore II AG771
    Shot down by fighters.
    F/Lt N A Gidney +
    P/O R A Swann +
    F/Sgt R S C Goddard +
    Sgt T Lucas +

    Baltimore II AG782
    Shot down by fighters.
    P/O I H G Davis RAAF +
    Sgt F G Mantle RAAF +
    Sgt R P Griffiths +
    Sgt F A Rhoden +

    Baltimore II AG774
    Shot down by fighters , crashing 32km SE of LG100 (Wadi Natrun) at 1055 hrs.
    Sgt P W Carruthers
    W/O J Sands
    Sgt E W Hargreaves
    Sgt D G Tupper - Injured
    Passenger:
    LAC J Parker - Injured

    See:
    Royal Air Force Bomber Losses in the Middle East and Mediterranean Vol.1:1939-1942.
    Gunby,David & Pelham Temple.
    Hinckley:Midland Publishing,2006.
    p.154

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 19th September 2010 at 23:22.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Dijon, France
    Posts
    442
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Baltimore !? As well as Germans than French pilots in ME were not used to meet Martin Baltimore in the sky. Many thanks Col Bruggy for precise reply.

    bertrand

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •