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Old 8th October 2016, 10:22
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Re: British Second-Line Aircraft lost in France Sept. 1939 - June 1940.

23 May 1940 24 (COMMUNICATIONS) SQUADRON, HENDON Armstrong-Whitworth AW27 Ensign. Set on fire in strafing attack by Bf109s while off-loading supplies at Merville 9.00 a.m. Captain J. M. H. Hoare and rest of crew all believed unhurt. Aircraft G-ADSZ ‘Elysian’ 100% write-off.
A 40-seat BOAC civil airliner impressed into RAF service. Captain Hoare boarded DC-3 OO-AUI for the return flight.
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