Date: 19/06/1941
Squadron Code: TR-N
Serial Number: Blenheim IV ?
Flight/Mission Details:

Base: Detling
Time Up: 1902 - Time Down: -
Op: Strike. - Enemy Convoy

ORB Summary: Three a/c on shipping strike off Le Touquet. M/V 3-4000tons bombed and considered hit. F/O Miles hit sea in taking evasive action and crash landed at Shoreham, crew being unhurt.

Form 541: Estimated direct hit with bombs and smoke seen coming from M/V. 'N' hit water with aircrew and crash landed at Shoreham - Crew unhurt. E/A escorting M/V engaged by fighter escort.


Crew Details:

No casualties :

Sgt Mikklesen -WAG
F/O Miles - Pilot
Sgt Lewis - Obs.

No crew images available at this time.


Source: AIR27/555

During WWII, the RAF used three-letter codes to identify their aircraft from a distance. Two large letters were painted before the roundel, which signified the squadron to which the aircraft belonged, and another letter was painted after the roundel which indicated the individual aircraft. Aditionally, there was the individual serial number for each aircraft, which was painted in a much smaller size, usually somewhere at the rear of the aircraft: (more)

Codes used by RAF 59 Squadron:

PJ Sep 1938 - Sep 1939
TR Sep 1939 - Oct 1942
1 Aug 1943 - Jul 1944
WE Jul 1944 - Oct 1945
BY Oct 1945 - Jun 1946, Dec 1947 - Oct 1950