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Old 10th August 2017, 21:42
Blenheim Blenheim is offline
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Dorset, England
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Re: Blenheim crash Western Desert code "YH"

Don't forget that unit code YH was also worn on Blenheims by 21 Squadron. They were of course a UK based unit, in 2 Group, but they did a detachment to Malta from 26/12/41 to 14/03/42. During this time they lost 12 Blenheims, one of which crashed near Tripoli thus making it a possible for the identity of the aircraft in your photograph. In addition to this, they returned to the UK by being disbanded on 14/03/42 and re-established on 15/03/42, at Bodney. But their Blenheims of course, remained on Malta and were used, possibly still bearing the YH codes.
Hugh Wheeler
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