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Cheyne, James Linklater Birnie (Sergeant)

Killed in Action 1940-September-25

Birth Date: 1917 (age 21)

John S. B. & Isabella Cheyne, of Aberdeen.

Home: Ottawa, Ontario

14 (MB) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
I Spread My Wings And Keep My Promise
Eritrea, East Africa
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
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14Sqn, Eritrea, East Africa.

Blenheim Mk IV T-2061, during an attack on Ottumlo aerodrome was shot down by anti-aircraft fire over Massawa, Eritrea, East Africa. Hit in an engine, the aircraft force landed north of Massawa.

Killed: Cheyne died of wounds four days later on 1940-09-25.

POWs: F/Lt Norman George Birks RAF POW camp not listed. Sgt John P Gillhespy RAF POW Stalag Luft L3 Sagan and Belaria.

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Bristol Blenheim

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3602838)
Bristol 142M Blenheim Mk.V, RAF (Serial No. DJ702).

The Bristol Blenheim is a British light bomber aircraft designed and built by the Bristol Aeroplane Company (Bristol) which was used extensively in the first two years and in some cases throughout the Second World War. The aircraft was developed as Type 142, a civil airliner, in response to a challenge from Lord Rothermere to produce the fastest commercial aircraft in Europe. The Type 142 first flew in April 1935, and the Air Ministry, impressed by its performance, ordered a modified design as the Type 142M for the Royal Air Force (RAF) as a bomber. Deliveries of the newly named Blenheim to RAF squadrons commenced on 10 March 1937. Wikipedia

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last update: 2021-10-05 20:09:43

Blenheim IV T2061

14 (MB) Sqn- Squadron (RAF) I Spread My Wings And Keep My Promise

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