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Old 30th June 2005, 14:26
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Blenheim T2036

Hello All,

I have bought on ebay a photo of the tail section of a crashed Blenheim "shot down by flak near Calais" as said by the seller.
serial is T203?, but I think that the last number is a 6, so this aircraft is certainly T2036 - 53 squadron s/d by Frethun-Calais flak the 8th october 1940, all crew KIA and buried in the Guînes communal cemetery.
The identy letter of this Blenheim is K.

Is somebody able to confirm that T2036 was K.
What were the identity letters of 53 squadron Coastal Command?

Thanks for answers.
Jp Duriez
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Old 30th June 2005, 18:04
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Re: Blenheim T2036

Hi,
I can confirm the fuselage code as PZ-K
The following is from RAF Coastal Command Losses Vol.1

08 Oct 40
No.53 Sqn
Blenheim IV
T2036
PZ-K

Op: Gravelines, RAF Detling, Took Off 18:45 hrs

P/O J C Mallon, 42719, Wounded
Sgt W P Whetton DFM, 562350, +
Sgt A T Shackleford, 613282, +

Shot down by flak and crashed at Frethun, 5 km south west of Calais, at 22:45 hrs. P/O Mallon, a New Zealander from Taranaki, died of his wounds and is buried along with his crew in Guines Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais.

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Old 30th June 2005, 20:08
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Re: Blenheim T2036

Hi Ross,

Thanks for this very swift answer.

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