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RAF - No. 29 Squadron
10/05/1940 - 30/06/1940

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29 SQUADRON - Fighter, Bristol Blenheim Mk. IF

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On the outbreak of World War Two No. 29 Squadronthese used Bristol Blenheim Mk. 1F's for patrols over shipping and early trials with airborne radar. When German night bombers began operating in strength in June 1940, No 29 became fully involved in night fighting.


Digby 27 June 1940
Wellingore 8 July 1940

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Operations and losses 10/05/1940 - 30/06/1940
Not all operations listed; those with fatal losses are.

18-19/06/1940: Nightfighter operations
19/06/1940: ?. 1 KIA or DOW, 1 MIA

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18-19/06/1940: ?

No. 29 Squadron claims the destruction of three German bombers.
P/O L.G.H. Kells - one He111 (unconfirmed), off Felixstowe, 22.40 hrs.
P/O J.D. Humphreys - one He111, off Norfolk, 23.59 hrs.
P/O John S. Barnwell - one He111, off Felixstowe, 01.25 hrs
P/O Barnwell dies on the 19th June - it is yet unknown if he died during this operation.

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19/06/1940: ?

Pilot Officer (Pilot) John S. Barnwell, RAF 33432, 29 Sqdn., age 20, 19/06/1940, Scopwick Church Burial Ground, UK
Sergeant Kenneth L. Long, RAFVR 755181, 29 Sqdn., age 21, 19/06/1940, missing


Serial number: ?, YB-?
Operation: ?

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Fighter Command Air Combat Claims 1939-1945
RAF Battle of Britain - 29 Squadron
RAF - Campaign Diary - The Battle of France (May-June 1940)
RAF Museum: British Military Aviation in 1940
RAF Order of Battle, France, 10th May 1940
Royal Air Force History Section
The Royal Air Force, 1939-1945
The Second World War - a day by day account

War over Holland

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D C T Bennett 'Pathfinder' (Goodall Publications 1958/88)

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Air Aces
Airwar over Denmark
Allied World War II Casualties in the Netherlands
Armée de l'Air - Order of Battle, 10th May 1940
Australian Wargraves
Axis History Factbook
De Belgen in Engeland 1940-1945 (in Dutch)
Belgian Aviation History Association Archaeological Team
British Aviation Archaeological Council - Books and research links
CWGC Cemeteries Netherlands
Czechoslovak airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
Håkans aviation page (from Sweden, in English)
'High flight', poem by John Gillespie Magee
An Irish Airman Foresees His Death, poem by W.B. Yeats
Jagdgeschwader 27 (in German)
Luchtoorlog ('Arial War', in Dutch, with many photos)
The National Ex-Prisoners of War Association
Nordic Aviation during WW2 aircraft of WW2
Polish Air Force 1940-1947 Operations Record Books
RAF Battle of Britain
De Slag om de Grebbeberg
Warbird Alley
World War II Aircraft wrecksites in Norway
North East Diary 1939-1945
Wartime Leicester and Leicestershire

The Aerodrome - Aces and Aircraft of World War 1

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This page is dedicated to the men of 29 Squadron.

© Bart FM Droog / Rottend Staal Online 2008. Permission granted for use of the data gathered here for non commercial purposes, if this source is mentioned with a link to