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Mills, Adam Francis Hirst (Squadron Leader)

Prisoner of War 1941-August-12

Male Head

Birth Date: unkown date (age )

Home: Calgary, Alberta

18 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Animo Et Fide (With courage and faith)
Squadron Leader
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

Took off from Horsham St Faiths at 09:25 in Blenheim Mk IV (Sqn code: WV-V Bomber Command) for an operation against the Knapsack power station at Hürth in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

Aircraft was shot down by a night fighter and had to ditch off the Dutch coast

The crew survived and were taken POW; P/O Adam Francis Hirst Mills RCAF J/3729 POW Stalag Luft L3 Sagan and Belaria. Sgt Leslie Charles Mitchell RAF POW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. P/O William Arthur Staniland RAF POW Stalag Luft L3 Sagan and Belaria.

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

YouTube Bristol Blenheim Bomber

Wkikpedia Bristol Blenheim

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

Blenheim Mk. lV V6497

18 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Animo Et Fide

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