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Old 22nd October 2015, 17:30
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Bombs on Guernsey 9 August 1940

Hi guys

On 9 August 1940, a single 2 Group Blenheim (squadron/crew unknown to me) attacked Guernsey aerodrome as a secondary target. The crew claimed a transport aircraft hit by their bombs.

1) Does anyone know identity of crew?

2) What was the damage inflicted? Was a transport aircraft damaged/ destroyed?

3) Was it in conjunction with this raid that the 2./JG53 aircraft crashed into the flak battery and killed three gunners?

Later, at dusk, six CC Blenheims (59 Sqn) carried out a planned attack on Guernsey aerodrome. What damage was caused. At least two Blenheims hit by flak but returned safely.


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Old 22nd October 2015, 20:49
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Re: Bombs on Guernsey 9 August 1940

139 Sqn sent six Blenheims to various airfields, 4 returned early, 1 bombed Brest Poulmic and one bombed an alternative to St Malo

15, 40 and 105 Sqns were also tasked with attacking airfields but none reported attacking anything

The 139 Sqn ORB can be downloaded from the NA site (PRO)

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Old 23rd October 2015, 15:03
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Re: Bombs on Guernsey 9 August 1940

Many thanks, Martin

It was 139 Squadron and I have pulled up its ORB for August 1940.

Information safely extracted and inserted!

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