RAF losses May 1940. An update.

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  1. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    WATSON, ARTHUR DAVID 39249 Flight Lieutenant 12/05/1940
    WEBB, ALAN LAWRENCE FORTESCUE 564469 Sergeant 12/05/1940
    BURGESS, ARTHUR CHRISTOPHER 544110 Leading Aircraftman 12/05/1940


    21 Squadron
    Blenheim IV L8739 YH-
    Op. Tongeren

    Took off 1900 hrs Watton. Hit by flak at 7,000 feet which caused the aircraft to break up in the air. Crashed 2040 hrs in the vicinity of Tongeren, (Limburg) Belgium.

    BCL Chorley
     
  2. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    CAMPBELL, JOHN ALEXANDER 39492 Flying Officer (Pilot) 12/05/1940 DFC

    87 Squadron
    Hurricane I L1970

    Patrol. Shot down by Me109 of JG27 near Maastricht

    FCL Franks
     
  3. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    LEE, ANDREW WYNYARD 37323 Flight Lieutenant 12/05/1940
    KEEGAN, JOSEPH BELK 580581 Sergeant 12/05/1940
    CHILD, CHARLES COLBY 541344 Leading Aircraftman 12/05/1940


    139 Squadron
    Blenheim IV P4826 XD-
    Op. Maastricht

    Took off 0500 hrs Plivot. Lost without trace.

    BCL Chorley
     
  4. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    CLAXTON, RONALD HENRY 564591 Sergeant (Pilot) 12/05/1940
    SMITH, NICHOLAS FRANK 562869 Sergeant (Obs.) 12/05/1940
    JOBLING, ROBERT CASSON 524001 Leading Aircraftman 12/05/1940


    55 Squadron
    Blenheim I L8386

    Flew into high ground at night 60 miles east of Ismailia.

    The Bristol Blenheim Warner
     
  5. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    FRANKISH, CLAUDE RANDOLPH 40616 Pilot Officer (Pilot) 12/05/1940
    ROBERTS, EDWIN GEORGE 563483 Sergeant 12/05/1940
    COOPER, ERNEST WILLIAM LAURIE 539921 Leading Aircraftman 12/05/1940


    15 Squadron
    Blenheim IV P6912 LS-
    Op. Maastricht

    Took off Alconbury. Crashed near Genk (Limburg) Belgium.

    BCL Chorley
     
  6. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    COUZENS, GEORGE FREDERICK 565544 Sergeant (Obs.) 12/05/1940

    57 Squadron
    Blenheim IV P6930 DX-
    Op. Reconnaissance

    Took off Rosieres-en-Santerre and crashed near Vlijtingen (Limburg) 21 km SE of Hasselt, Belgium.

    BCL Chorley
     
  7. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    HORNER, JOHN BLAND 580159 Flight Sergeant (Pilot) 12/05/1940
    FLISHER, LEONARD CHARLES 564186 Sergeant (Obs.) 12/05/1940
    DAVIES, LESLIE DOUGLAS 537015 Leading Aircraftman (W. Op./Air Gnr.) 12/05/1940


    218 Squadron
    Battle I K9353 HA-
    Op. Bouillon

    Took off Auberive-sur-Suippes. Shot down at Sensenruth (Luxembourg) 3 km north of Bouillon, Belgium

    BCL Chorley
     
  8. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    SCOTT, WILLIAM IAN 34225 Squadron Leader 12/05/1940
    DAVIS, THOMAS WILLIAM 580509 Sergeant 12/05/1940
    McFADDEN, WILLIAM ALLAN 545595 Leading Aircraftman (Air Gnr.) 12/05/1940


    139 Squadron
    Blenheim IV N6216 Op. Maastricht

    Took off 0500 hrs Plivot. Shot down by Me109s near Rekem (Limburg) on the west bank of the Maas, 25 km east of Hasselt, Belgium

    BCL Chorley
     
  9. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    DOUGLASS, PETER NORMAN 39933 Flying Officer (Pilot) 12/05/1940
    SHORTLAND, WILFRED OWEN 562875 Sergeant (Obs.) 12/05/1940


    15 Squadron
    Blenheim IV L8849 LS-
    Op. Maastricht

    Took off Alconbury. (No other details)


    BCL Chorley
     
  10. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    MARLAND, FRED 514450 Sergeant (Pilot) 12/05/1940
    FOOTNER, KENNETH DOUGLAS 580423 Sergeant (Obs.) 12/05/1940
    PERRIN, JOHN LAWRENCE 537397 Leading Aircraftman (W. Op. [Air]) 12/05/1940


    12 Squadron
    Battle I L5227 PH-J
    Op. Veldwezelt

    Took off 0822 hrs Amifontaine with orders to destroy a metal bridge spanning the Albert Cannel. Last seen climbing, out of control. Crashed near Veldwezelt (Limburg) 21 km ESE of Hasselt, Belgium.

    BCL Chorley
     
  11. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    HARRISON, TOM CHARLES RAYMOND 580203 Sergeant (Pilot) 12/05/1940
    JONES, NORMAN SPENCER DENVER 580417 Sergeant (Obs.) 12/05/1940
    GARBETT, HAROLD TEBBUTT 533153 Leading Aircraftman (W.Op.[Air]) 12/05/1940

    139 Squadron
    Blenheim IV N6229 XD-
    Op. Maastricht

    Took off 0500 hrs Plivot. (No other details)
     
  12. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    GARLAND, DONALD EDWARD 40105 Flying Officer (Pilot) 12/05/1940 VC
    GRAY, THOMAS 563627 Sergeant (Observer) 12/05/1940 VC
    REYNOLDS, LAWRENCE ROYSTON 550860 Leading Aircraftman (W. Op. [Air]) 12.05/1940


    12 Squadron
    Battle I P2204 PH-K
    Op. Veldwezelt

    Took off 0822 hrs Amifontaine with orders to destroy the metal bridge spanning the Albert Cannel. Shot down in flames by flak and crashed near the bridge. For his outstanding courage in leading his section through the curtain of enemy fire, F/O. Garland and his observer, Sgt. Gray, were awarded the first air VCs of the war.

    BCL Chorley

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  13. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    GRAY, IAN LOWRIE 36188 Pilot Officer 12/05/1940
    MOORE, MONTAGUE 565347 Sergeant (Pilot) 12/05/1940
    GILL, BENJAMIN 621946 Aircraftman 1st Class 12/05/1940
    SLOAN, REGINALD JAMES 517038 Leading Aircraftman 12/05/1940

    206 Squadron
    Hudson I N7353 VX-
    Op. Reconnaissance

    Took off 0445 hrs Bircham Newton. Shot down north of Baltrum off the coast of Germany by Oblt Emmerich of II(J)TrGr186.

    CC Losses McNeill
     
  14. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    GRAY, PHILLIP COLE 580511 Sergeant 12/05/1940
    TAYLOR, CYRIL 530913 Sergeant 12/05/1940


    139 Squadron
    Blenheim IV N6219 XD-
    Op. Maastricht

    Took off 0500 hrs Plivot. Shot down by Me109s .


    BCL Chorley
     
  15. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    McPHERSON, ANDREW 39200 Flying Officer (Pilot) 12/05/1940 DFC
    GREGORY, FRANCIS WYNELL 580512 Sergeant 12/05/1940
    OVER, HUBERT FRANK 551639 Leading Aircraftman (W. Op. [Air]) 12/05/1940


    139 Squadron
    Blenheim IV N6215 XD-
    Op. Maastricht

    Took off 0500 hrs Plivot. Shot down by Me109s near Lanaken (Limburg) Belgium.

    BCL Chorley
     
  16. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    HALL, HUBERT RONALD 564340 Sergeant (Pilot) 12/05/1940
    PERRIN, EDWARD REUBEN 581058 Sergeant (Obs.) 12/05/1940
    McDONNELL, PATRICK JOSEPH 538044 Leading Aircraftman (W. Op./Air Gnr.)


    15 Squadron
    Blenheim IV P6914 LS-
    Op. Maastricht

    Took off Alconbury. Crashed at Gellick (Limburg) 12 km SE of Genk, Belgium.

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  17. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    SMITH, NORMAN ALASTAIR LLOYD 40950 Pilot Officer (Pilot) 12/05/1940
    ROBERTSON, JOHN CONACHER 749443 Sergeant (Obs) 12/05/1940
    LOWRY, THOMAS JOSEPH 553205 Leading Aircraftman (U/T Air Gnr.) 12/05/1940




    235 Squadron
    Blenheim IV L9324 LA-P
    Op. Escort

    Ook off 0500 hrs Manston in company with other aircraft of the Squadron to cover troop landings at The Hague. They were attacked by eight Me109s of II/JG26 at 0755 hrs. The Blenheim was last seen with its starboard engine on fire. It crashed into a small field in the Nieuwlandse Polder near Hoek van Holland.

    CC Losses McNeill
     
  18. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    NIMH | Documentatie

    A dutch link, just go to the years and a list turn up with crashes/landings in Holland in 1939-1945.

    in the middle were it said: ZOEKEN (search function) just put a name or Dutch pace, for the locations
     
  19. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    LUXMOORE, ARTHUR NOBLE 28112 Wing Commander (Pilot) 12/05/1940


    144 Squadron
    Hampden B.I P1326 PL-
    Op. Monchengladbach

    Airborne from Hemswell. Hit by Flak at 6,000 feet at 0030 12May40 on approach to the target. Severe damage caused to the rudder controls and starboard engine. W/C Luxmoore managed to head the bomber in a westerly direction, slowly losing height and one hour after being hit he ordered his crew to bale out. All three landed safely on the French side of the Maginot Line, returning to Hemswell two days later. Their Skipper, sadly, was killed when the Hampden crashed near Finnevaux (Namur), 11 km SSE of Dinant, Belgium.
     
  20. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    THORNTON, STANLEY GEORGE 41497 Pilot Officer (Pilot) 12/05/1940
    MELLERSHIP, KENNETH 580586 Sergeant (Obs.) 12/05/1940
    MAYOR, JOHN RICHARD 643912 Aircraftman 2nd Class (W. Op.) 12/05/1940 DFM
    12/05/1940




    107 Squadron
    Blenheim IV L8733 OM
    Op. Maastricht

    Took off Wattisham. Shot down over Belgium.

    BCL Chorley
     

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