Saturday, July 21, 2007
Late November, early December: Blenheims on the attack
Blenheims, probably Blenheim IVs, achieved successes in the anti-shipping role in late November, early December 1941. The Lancaster Museum, in Canada, has a page on the Blenheim IV. No.18 Squadron, flying Blenheims, was based on Malta. During another Italian operation that was trying to push through supplies to North Africa, No.18 Squadron Blenheims caught a small Italian convoy at sea and sank the Capo Faro and damaged the Volturno and Iseo. No.104 Squadron Blenheims had damaged the merchant ship Mantovani, which was eventually sunk by the cruiser Aurora. This is based on the account in Vol.III of the Official History.