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Appleyard, James Douglas (Flight Sergeant)

Prisoner of War 1942-January-27

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Birth Date: 1913-February-07 (age 28)

Mary Helen Peckham (Appleyard)

Home: Aylmer, Ontario

500 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Quo Fata Vocent Whither the fates may call
RAF Harrowbeer
Flight Sergeant
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
Service Numbers
PoW: 24833

500 Squadron RAF Coastal Command (Quo fata vocent) RAF Harrowbeer. Blenheim IV aircraft Z 6163 crash-landed near Brest, France, on the beach at Saint Efflam. The three man crew, Flight Sergeant JD Appleyard (RCAF) Pilot Officer F Reece (RNZAF) and Sergeant WH Smyth (RAFVR) all survived unharmed and successfully evaded capture for 6 weeks, before finally being arrested after a search by the Germans in Nantes France to become Prisoners of War

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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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Blenheim IV Z6163

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