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Old 20th July 2020, 14:45
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Sqn Ldr Reginald J Peacock - Blenhein Ace

Peacock is said to be the only Coastal Command pilot to achieve 'ace' status while flying the Blenheim. It is said he did this with the close cooperation of his WOP/AG

At the outbreak of war, Peacock was serving with 'A' Flight of 2 AACU Gosport and he was appointed 'B' Flight Commander there on 7th September 1939.
He joined 235 Squadron at Manston on 22nd January 1940. These are the claims he made;

On 12th May 1940 he destroyed a Bf 109 in the Hague-Hook of Holland area, on 27th June he destroyed a Bf 109 and damaged another over the Zuider Zee, on 3rd August he shared in the destruction of a He115 and on the 11th he shared a Bf109.

On the 18th August 1940, flying Blenheim IV L9446, he destroyed a Ju88 over Thorney Island.

Has any one investigated these claims or has more info on this pilot who was sadly killed in NA when flying in a Hudson that crashed on take off?
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