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Machon, H S ()

Interned Prisoner 1942-11-17

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Age:

Service
RAF
Unit
1 (Ferry) OADU- Overseas Aircraft Delivery Unit (RAF)
In Omnibus Princeps (Foremost in everything)
Base
Portreath
Rank
Sergeant
Marshal
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
SergeantSGT
CorporalCPL
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Position
Wireless Operator
Service Numbers

On November 17, 1942, P/O DG Fraser (RCAF), Sgt HS Machan (RAF), and Sgt WD Lloyd (RAF) made a forced landing in 1 Overseas Aircraft Delivery Unit Blenheim V aircraft BA 807 (13 Sqn RAF) at Mazarron, Murcia, Spain during a ferry flight from Portreath, England to Gibraltar in support of the TORCH landings in North Africa. The complete crew were interned, unhurt, at Albacete, Spain and were released to Gibraltar on January 15, 1943

Crew on Blenheim V BA807

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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