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Old 12th December 2012, 17:18
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Loss of two Blenheims off Libya 11 October 41

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The Italian official naval history claims two Blenheims shot down (with one survivor) during an attack on a coastal convoy on the Libyan coast during the day of 11 October 41.

Does anyone have specifics (in particular Squadron number), and details from the UK side? The attack was carried out by a flight of three Blenheims, so I expect the surviving crew would have reported back at base what happened.

I could not find anything in the new Shores et al 'Mediterrenean Air War' for the day. I haven't checked RAF Bomber Command Losses in the Med yet.

Many thanks in advance.

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Re: Loss of two Blenheims off Libya 11 October 41

Hi Andreas

107 Squadron Blenheims from Malta:

Z7618 (Sgts ADM Routh/RN Parker/GF McLeod RCAF) all killed

Z9663 (F/ORA Greenhill/Sgts A.Mac. Smith/CA Whidden RCAF) the latter was rescued but died in hospital.

As recorded by David Gunby and Pelham Temple

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Re: Loss of two Blenheims off Libya 11 October 41

Many thanks Brian! I thought it might have been 107.

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Re: Loss of two Blenheims off Libya 11 October 41

Andreas

It is in Shores/Cull/Malizia Malta: The Hurricane Years, but, as Brian adds, the serial number details and complete crew information is in Bomber Losses.

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Old 14th December 2012, 23:31
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Re: Loss of two Blenheims off Libya 11 October 41

Many thanks again for the help!

I have written an article on this attack, from both the Italian and the British side.

http://crusaderproject.wordpress.com...-october-1941/

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