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Old 13th December 2010, 00:35
Martin Gleeson Martin Gleeson is offline
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Re: British Second-Line Aircraft lost in France Sept. 1939 - June 1940.

Hallo Alain,

Thanks for your reply. Firstly I doubt if there were any Bristol Bombays abandoned at Chateau Bougon. I expect these aircraft were Bristol Blenheims, and certainly more than two.

DH 89 W6424 'G-AEAM'.
There is also a St. Philbert-de-Bouaine, approximately 11 km south east of St. Philbert-de-Grand-Lieu. The former is approximately 21 km. from Clisson, while the latter is 27 km. away. I do not know which St. Philbert was the scene of the forced landing.
To update the information I gave in my original post. W6424 force-landed on 23-2-1940 when it ran out of fuel en route to Chateau Bougon. The Rapide was sent to 21 Aircraft Depot at nearby Bouguenais on 27-2-40. It was possibly repaired because it was later abandoned at Amiens on 16-5-40. Much of the above information on W6424 came from Paul McMillan who kindly posted on this thread and the Air-Britain website.

Hope this helps,

Martin.
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