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06.07.1940 No. 18 Squadron Blenheim IV R3662 WV-T P/O. Barry A. Davidson
Date: 6th July 1940 (Saturday)
Unit: No. 18 Squadron
Type: Blenheim MkIV
Base: RAF West Raynham
Location: Sangatte beach near Calais, France
Pilot: P/O. (Fl/Lt. on release) Barry Anderson Davidson 42699 RAF PoW No: 123 Camp: Stalag Luft Sagan and Belaria
Obs: Sgt. (W/O. on release) J. Gilmour 581093 RAF PoW No: 74 Camp: Stalag Luft Sagan and Belaria
Air/Gnr: Sgt. (W/O. on release) R.J. Fisk 625214 RAF PoW No: 139 Camp: Stalag 357 Kopernikus
REASON FOR LOSS:
Probably hit by anti-aircraft fire crash landed at Sangatte beach near Calais, France. Other sources quote that they were shot down by Fw. Alfred Schunk of 2./JG34 flying a Bf 109E.
Above P/O. (Fl/Lt. on release) Barry Anderson Davidson
None - all crew survived as PoW.
Researcher Michel Beckers - December 2015. Photo of P/O. Davidson courtesy of John Lewis, others the collection of Michel Beckers.
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