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Old 13th January 2013, 18:54
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Bristol Blenheim loss

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Can anyone ID the Bristol Blenheim loss from 04.12.1942 near Mateur? One German account notify's this loss.

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Re: Bristol Blenheim loss

Stijn,

Our RAF experts will have more details, but No. 18 Squadron lost several Blenheims/Bisleys that day.

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Old 14th January 2013, 14:04
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Re: Bristol Blenheim loss

There were a number-this was the day that Wg Cdr Hugh Malcolm was killed and resulted in him being awarded the VC
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Old 14th January 2013, 16:35
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Re: Bristol Blenheim loss

On this day nine Blenheim Vs were lost although thirteen were claimed by the Luftwaffe. However, due to faulty aircraft recognition, most of the claims were for Bostons although no Bostons were involved.

The Blenheims were:
18 Squadron - BA790, BA795, BA796, BA802, BA820 and BA875.
614 Squadron - BA734, BA800 and BA869.

More information, including crew details, may be found in "Royal Air Force Bomber Losses in the Middle East and Mediterranean" by Gunby & Temple.
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Old 15th January 2013, 12:13
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Re: Bristol Blenheim loss

Hello,


Thank you all for the prompt and very informative reply's! Very intersting.


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