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Old 6th October 2017, 19:26
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Spitfire shot down in Alderney

Hello to all,

borrow a photoalbum from a member of Flak-Regiment, he served from 1942 on the island Alderney.
Thre is a photo of a Spitfire (Mk. V?) on ground.
Codes are PJ ο N

Does anybody know more information?
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Old 6th October 2017, 21:16
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Re: Spitfire shot down in Alderney

Hi Landser,

PJ was the unit code for 130 Sqn for much of the war (1941-44). The unit was based in Cornwall for most of this period which would fit with a loss over the Channel Islands.

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Old 6th October 2017, 22:23
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Re: Spitfire shot down in Alderney

Same aircraft I believe but I have it as 59 sqd. need to check..
Mk.IIa PJ-N P7904
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Old 6th October 2017, 22:37
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Re: Spitfire shot down in Alderney

Just checked code were used by both 59 and 130 so must down to dates...
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Old 7th October 2017, 02:13
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Re: Spitfire shot down in Alderney

59 Sqn. was never equipped with Spitfires. It used Hudsons and then Liberators and Fortresses.

P7904 was indeed with 130 Sqn. Shot down on 21 Aug. 41. Its pilot P/O Henry Webster Pickstone (67064) became a POW.

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Old 7th October 2017, 11:03
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Re: Spitfire shot down in Alderney

Kaiyan

PJ was the code used by 59 Sq pre-war. When the war broke out RAF changed basically all unit codes. 59 Sq was then issued the code digits TR. That code was used to late 1942/early 1943 when they were issued with WE which I believe was used for the rest of the wartime period

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Old 7th October 2017, 15:02
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Re: Spitfire shot down in Alderney

59 Squadron codes
PJ
Sep 1938 - Sep 1939
TR Sep 1939 - Oct 1942
1 Aug 1943 - Jul 1944
WE Jul 1944 - Oct 1945
BY Oct 1945 - Jun 1946, Dec 1947 - Oct 1950
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Old 8th October 2017, 12:26
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Re: Spitfire shot down in Alderney

Thanks

I missed out the 'awful' Coastal Command code 1
Sorry about that...

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Old 8th October 2017, 12:27
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Many thanks for the info i'll have to update my files regards
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Old 8th October 2017, 15:31
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Re: Spitfire shot down in Alderney

Guys, many warm thanks for your informations.

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