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RAF - No. 55 Squadron
10/05/1940 - 31/05/1940 (based in Egypt)

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55 SQUADRON - Bomber, Bristol Blenheim Mk I

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Between September 1939 and June 1940, No. 55 Squadron patrolled the Suez region until Italy joined the War. In June 1940, it began to carry out operations against Italian targets in Libya and remained in the Western Desert when the other day bomber units were sent to Greece in early 1941. began.

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Losses 10/05/1940 - 31/05/1940

Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Serial number: ?, ?-?
Operation: ?
Lost: 12/05/1940
Sergeant (Pilot) Ronald H. Claxton, RAF 564591, 55 Sqdn., age 24, 12/05/1940 Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Leading Aircraftman Robert C. Jobling, RAF 524001, 55 Sqdn., age 26, 12/05/1940, Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Sergeant (Obs.) Nicholas F. Smith, RAF 562869, 55 Sqdn., age, 26, 12/05/1940, Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Lost Bombers
Royal Air Force - 55 Squadron
211 Squadron
New Zealanders with the Royal Air Force
RAF History - Bomber Command
RAF Museum: British Military Aviation in 1940
The Royal Air Force, 1939-1945 - 55 Squadron


Jock Manson 'United in effort - 53 Sqn' (Air Britain 1997)
Terrence O'Brien 'Chasing after Danger'
A J M Smyth 'Abrupt Sierras'


Allied World War II Casualties in the Netherlands
British Aviation Archaeological Council - Books and research links
CWGC Cemeteries Netherlands
RAF Battle of Britain
Warbird Alley

The Aerodrome - Aces and Aircraft of World War 1

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This page is dedicated to the men of 55 Squadron.

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