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Thread: RAF Miles Magister left at Dreux in May/June 1940

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    Default RAF Miles Magister left at Dreux in May/June 1940

    A request on behalf of a friend who researches the history of fighting over France in June 1940. According to members of the Polish-manned GC I/145, when they arrived at Dreux airfield in early June they replaced there an RAF fighter unit on Hurricanes. The Brits have left behind a Miles Magister that was still there when the Poles left the airfield and apparently it features in German photographs of French types captured there.
    According to "RAF Squadrons" the sole RAF unit to be based at Dreux during the French campaign of 1940 was a detachment of 59 Squadron (Blenheims), but Polish eyewitnesses are positive about Hurricanes.
    So, what RAF Hurricane unit was at Dreux in early June 1940?
    And what is the serial number of the Magister left at the airfield and subsequently captured by the Germans?

    (I also posted the same questions at 12oclockhigh.)

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    P2382 crashed 24.10.39 presumed left in France
    P2394 presumed lost in France May 1940
    P2434 presumed lost in France
    P2435 lost in France
    P2498 abandoned at Chateau Bougon June 1940
    P2510 lost in France
    P6343 lost in France
    P6458 lost in France
    R1894 abandoned in France
    R1910 abandoned in France May 1940
    R1911abandoned in France

    Any idea which one, guys?

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