Date: 14/05/1940
Squadron Code: TR-?
Serial Number: Blenheim IV - L4859
Flight/Mission Details:

Take off time.

According to traces of WW2 site (source) there was a 59 Sqn Blenheim lost on this day piloted by P/O Murdoch.

Richard Los supports this in his book "Keep Them Flying" (Richard Los) he states that P/O Murdoch failed to return from a mission on the 14/05/1940.

CWGC has no record of a Murdoch lost on this date but there was a Sgt CA Morgan of 59 Sqn.

I have also found record of a AC1 Murdock survivng after the aircraft he was in was shotdown during the Battle of France and that he managed to make it back to Dunkirk before the evacuation had been completed. For this mission he was a member of P/O Durie's crew.. view details

It is possible that P/O Murdoch and the other member of the crew survived and that Morgan was the only casualty.


Crew Details:

Possible crew:

Source: Traces of World War II -

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