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RAAF Bristol Blenheim Mk.I, IV & V
454,456 & 459 Sqns RAAF

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Bristol Blenheim V 
This type was used by RAAF 459 Squadron 
via Brendan Cowan

     
 

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  Bristol Blenheim Mks I, IV & V served with 454 Sqn, 456 Sqn & 459 Sqn, RAAF.

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Serial Type C/N Airframe History
L1170 Mk.I ? Ex-51 OTU,
21/05/42 to 05/10/42 To 456 Sqn, RAAF,
Later to 409 Sqn RCAF.
L1371 Mk.I ? Ex 68 Sqn RAF,
04/42 to 13/05/42 To RAAF 456 Sqn, RAAF,
Loaned to 96 Sqn, RAF, 
06/42 09/42 Returned to 456 Sqn, RAAF,
To 488 Sqn RNZAF,
01/07/1943 SOC.
L1499 Mk.I ? 454 Sqn, RAAF ?
75 OTU a/c?
01/01/1944 SOC.
L4907 Mk.I ? Ex 54 OTU,
28/08/41 to 23/06/43 To 456 Sqn, RAAF Coded "20" .
To 55 OTU.
Struck off 09/07/43
L8383 Mk.IV ? Built by Rootes Securities,
454 Sqn, RAAF
75 OTU.
01/04/1943 Ran into Baltimore AG786 at Gianaclis.
R3901 Mk.IV ? Built by Rootes Securities,
01/06/1941 Arrived in Middle East,
454 Sqn, RAAF
25/11/1942 Cat E, Undercarriage retracted after landing at Qaiyara, DBR.
28/02/1943 SOC.
R5800 Mk.IV ? 454 Sqn, RAAF (From crew log books)
Z7580 MK.IV ? Built by Rootes Securities,
454 Sqn, RAAF (From crew log books)
BA389 MK.V ? Built by Rootes Securities at Blythe Bridge, Staffordshire,
15/07/1942 Arrived in Middle East,
To 454 Sqn, RAAF Coded "O",
To 162 Sqn, RAF,
27/07/1944 SOC.
BA400 MK.V ? Built by Rootes Securities at Blythe Bridge, Staffordshire,
15/11/1942 108 MU, 206 Group,
To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
??/04/1943 To ??
27/07/1944 SOC.
BA457 MK.V ? Built by Rootes Securities at Blythe Bridge, Staffordshire,
05/09/1942 Arrived in Middle East,
To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
31/12/42 To 244 Sqn, RAF,
20/05/1943
Undercarriage collapsed, Sharjah,
01/08/1943
SOC,
BA498 MK.V ? Built by Rootes Securities at Blythe Bridge, Staffordshire,
28/02/1942 Arrived in Middle East,
To 454 Sqn, RAAF Coded "P",
??/03/1943 To ??
27/07/194 SOC.
BA606 MK.V ? Built by Rootes Securities at Blythe Bridge, Staffordshire,
15/11/1942 108 MU, 206 Group,
To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
To 244 Sqn, RAF,
24/08/1943 Cat E FA (Flying Accident).
Tyre burst on landing at Sharjah and undercarriage collapsed, burnt,
01/11/1943
SOC
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BA677 MK.V ? Built by Rootes Securities at Blythe Bridge, Staffordshire,
15/11/1942 108 MU, 206 Group,
To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
To 244 Sqn, RAF,
27/07/1944
SOC
.
BA678 MK.V ? Built by Rootes Securities at Blythe Bridge, Staffordshire,
15/11/1942 108 MU, 206 Group,
To 454 Sqn, RAAF,
29/11/1942 Cat E FA (Flying Accident).
Swung on landing and undercarriage collapsed, A/C burnt out. Qaiyara, DBR.
SOC.
 
     

Page Authors: Darren Crick, Brendan Cowan & Mark Lax.

Source: British Military Aircraft Serials 1911-1979, Bruce Robertson, Australian War Memorial, National Archives of Australia , Alamein to the Alps : 454 Squadron, RAAF 1941-1945 by Mark Lax.

Emails: Gordon Birkett, Mark Lax

Updated 26 August 2014

     

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