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Old 26th January 2017, 09:36
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Re: Need help finding some serials and codes - post war accidents in/off Norway

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Originally Posted by twocee View Post
A couple of points:

2) The VP16 Neptune badly damaged on 26 January 1957 was P2V-5F 131490.

3) I think that the mid-air collision on 24 September 1957 was between two Grumman Trackers from VS36, off Essex, not two F4Ds. The aircraft were S2F-1, 133315 and S2F-2, 133332.
Thanks a lot for the Neptune! That serial has been a mystery for quite some time. 131490 has obviously gone under the radar, couldn't find it on http://www.verslo.is/baldur/p2/vp16.htm.

Yes, there were two trackers lost on the 24th of September as well, as you pointed out. All in all on that day 1 Wyvern, 2 Trackers and 3 Skyrays were lost. The next day a Sea Hawk and a Gannet went down. Not a good count for the exercise Strikeback.

Again, thanks for the input,

Kyrre
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