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Old 10th April 2017, 17:28
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Identify Whitley bomber 51 squadron

Hi all,

I found a picture of a captured Whitley bomber of the 51 Squadron,
Who can help identify this bomber ?

Thanks in advance,

Michel
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Old 10th April 2017, 19:20
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Re: Identify Whitley bomber 51 squadron

Hi Michel,

Is there perhaps a date known , perhaps written on the back of the picture?
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Old 10th April 2017, 19:59
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Re: Identify Whitley bomber 51 squadron

Dick,

Unfortunately nothings on the back...sorry
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Old 10th April 2017, 20:24
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Re: Identify Whitley bomber 51 squadron

Hi Michel,

This is 51 Sqn Whitley K9048 MH-P, force-landed near Fuglegaarde, west of Glerup at 03.03 hrs after taking Flak hits from Luftwaffe Flak of 3. Flak Division, 23-24 April 1940.

Do you own this picture? I'd be interested in a scan for the first volume of my new series of books!

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Old 10th April 2017, 20:43
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Re: Identify Whitley bomber 51 squadron

Theo, your the best....

I have send you a PM

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Re: Identify Whitley bomber 51 squadron

Hello,

Does not appear to be Whitley IV K9048, which was completely destroyed.

http://www.flensted.eu.com/194005.shtml

Has Mr Flensted got it right?

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Re: Identify Whitley bomber 51 squadron

Hello Col and Michel,

I have found another Flak claim for a 51 Sqn Whitley MH-P, which appears to be the replacement aircraft for the one that Col mentioned (thanks for the pointer Col!):

11-12 August 1940

-51 Sqn Whitley P4983: severely shot up by heavy Flak of M. Flak Abt. 252 battery Hohemey and force-landed on Jever airfied at 05.52 hrs.

I think this fits the bill -in Michel's photo one can see airfield buildings in the background.

Looking forward to receiving your PM Michel!

Cheers, Theo
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