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Old 4th July 2005, 19:25
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Blenheims losses July 1941

Hi everyone,
I`m looking for details of following German claims:
- 02.07.41 I/JG52 one Blenheim NW Texel at 10.58
- 07.07.41 I/JG52 two Blenheims near to Den Haag at 12.45
- 17.07.41 ErgG/JG2 two Blenheims Cherbourg at 15.10
Does anybody know the involved allied units?

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Old 4th July 2005, 20:34
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Re: Blenheims losses July 1941

Robert-I suggest strongly you get a copy of Graham Warner's book on the Blenheim as it would answer all of your questions. For example:

2 Jul 41-Possibly Z6171/248 Sqn
7 Jul 41-3 losses but 2 credited to Flak, one to fighters-Z7424/139 Sqn
17 Jul 41-?
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Re: Blenheims losses July 1941

Hi
On my page you might find some of your Blenheims
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Re: Blenheims losses July 1941

Thanks a lot.

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Re: Blenheims losses July 1941

I believe my Uncle was lost in Blenheim Z6171 on 2/7/41. His plane was intercepted at low level NW of Texel by Uffz Fritz Metzler of II./JG52
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Re: Blenheims losses July 1941

The Blenheim lost on the 17th July was P4832 of the Special Duty Flight, that Lt Hans Schneider of Erg / JG2 shot down off Cherbourg at 15.10 hrs.

It ditched in the sea and the two crew FL/t Douglas Rayment & Sgt Sadler got on to the wing but they were never rescued and are presumed to have drowned.

I have researched the loss of P4832 and believe that this was the only Blenheim lost on 'ops' on 17th July and that the other Blenheim by Erg/ JG2 was a duplicate of the same aircraft, possibly by Schneider's wingman?
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Re: Blenheims losses July 1941

I have Schneider's claim as being the only one
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Re: Blenheims losses July 1941

There is a very slim possibility that the crew of P4832 were picked up by a He 59 only to be shot down by Ginger Lacey - hence my request for an He 59 lost on 17th July 1941. See separate thread
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