Date: 19/08/1940
Squadron Code: TR-A
Serial Number: Blenheim IV V2795
Flight/Mission Details:

Base; Thorney Island.
Take off time: 2200 hrs.
Op: Caen Airfield.

6 Blenheims were sent to attack Caen airfield, night op. Only one bombed no results observed due to bad weather, Four failed to find target and one failed to return. The pilot survived the crash but P/O Reynolds died of his wounds on the 27th of August 1940.

All rest in Bayeux War cemetery, Calvados, France.

Crew awarded the Battle of Britain Clasp - Although entitlement was revoked by the Air Ministry in 1960 (read more)



Crew Details:

All lost:

Source: C/C Losses - McNeill

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