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Old 21st June 2005, 10:29
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Blenheims losses May 1941

Hi everyone,
I`m looking for details of following German claims:
- 01.05.41 II/JG52 one Blenheim ? at 14.28
- 15.05.41 I/JG52 one Blenheim NW Ameland at 13.50
- 19.05.41 stab/JG2 one Blenheim south of Isle of Wight at 20.20
- 24.05.41 I/JG52 one Blenheim west of Texel at 14.30
- 31.05.41 III/JG3 one Blenheim la Manche at 17.43
Anybody knows details (crews, serials, units) of possibly victims?


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Old 21st June 2005, 20:28
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Re: Blenheims losses May 1941

Hi Robert,

15.05.41
Claimed by Uffz Hans Strätling, 2./JG52, operating from De Vlijt (Texel)
Blenheim V6352 YH-H 21 Squadron
P : P/O James Flockhart Thom OGILVIE, 87025 RAF VR, MIA
OB: Sgt Reginald Percival MEYERS, 741929 RAF VR, MIA
WO: Sgt William Vernon FILINGHAM (21), 977754 RAF VR, MIA

24.05.41
Claimed by Uffz Hans Strätling, 2./JG52, operating from De Vlijt (Texel)
Blenheim V5426 VE-? 110 Squadron
P : P/O Michael Andrew SCOTT (25), 60831 RAF, MIA
OB: P/O Julian GILL (24), 60343 RAF, MIA
WO: Sgt Raymond Allen HEWLETT, 977450 RAF VR, MIA

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Old 21st June 2005, 20:53
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Re: Blenheims losses May 1941

Thanks for your help Hans!

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Old 22nd June 2005, 06:26
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Re: Blenheims losses May 1941

Hi Robert,

01.05.41 two Blenheims were lost on this day unfortunately none specifically attributed to II/JG52, one was however lost to flak so the other might be your aircraft. The aircraft lost to fighters was a 105 Sqn Blenheim IV V5823 GB- and it ended up making back to the UK making an emergency landing at 1420 in a field at Buck's farm, Cookley, 2miles SW of Suffolk. all crew injured.
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I actually have the 24.5.41 claim being made by Lt. Karl Rung of 2/JG52, the balance of the info. supplied by Hans for this claim is identical.

19.05.41 cannot find a listing of any Blenheims lost on this day

31.05.41 Here again I have no listings for Blenheim losses for this day.

Are these claims coming from German sources, i.e. unit claims, flugbuchs etc.??

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Old 22nd June 2005, 07:51
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Re: Blenheims losses May 1941

Jeremy,


thanks a lot.
This claims are coming from official claim list so it could be overclaiming.
The claimant from 19.05.41 is Balthasar from stab/JG2 and I must say on this time he was not so reliable as earlier (e.g. Battle over France).

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Old 22nd June 2005, 09:05
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Re: Blenheims losses May 1941

Of course lets not forget mis-identification of targetted and claimed aircraft.

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