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    Hello,

    Could someone with the appropriate AB volume, please provide a service history/fate of Blenheim V AZ959?

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    Col.

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    Col,

    AZ959
    54 OTU/12 PAFU
    SOC 11.5.45

    Errol

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    Errol,

    Thanks,

    That leaves me with a problem.

    I have AUS411178 Leslie Rupert PARNELL RAAF, aboard this aircraft on 30-6-1942. I imagine it would have been with 54 OTU at the time. (Parnell went on to become a Nav/Rad., on 456 Sqn RAAF. He was killed in action on 4-12-1943, in Mosquito NF.II DD739, along with his pilot, AUS412993 P/O John Leonard MAY RAAF).

    Can anyone tell me who was piloting Blenheim V AZ959, when it was involved in an incident near Galashiels, Scotland on 30-6-1942?

    Any information appreciated, including confirmation or etherwise, of the above.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 30th September 2010 at 07:26.

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    Can confirm Parnell was on board AZ959 as there is a casualty file in the national Archives of Australia with the above serial and date for Galasheilds. He must have sustained fairly serious injury for a file to be opened.

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    Hello,

    Aware of material at NAA. No Item notes accompany Parnell's undigitised A705.

    Parnell was also involved in another incident on 25-1-1943 whilst with 456 Sqn RAAF, when Mosquito NF.II DZ658 (Pilot: AUS407714 F/O R B Hitchcock RAAF), landed about two miles short of Valley's westerly runway. Both men were uninjured.

    Thanks.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 30th September 2010 at 10:53.

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