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Old 8th July 2019, 08:02
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Delta Lily

Does anybody know what happened to 260 Squadron RAF's captured Heinkel 111 coded HS-? (ex KG 4) named 'Delta Lily' after the squadron disposed of it.


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Old 8th July 2019, 13:10
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Re: Delta Lily

A photo of the plane appears here (search for Lily):

http://silverhawkauthor.com/axis-war...u-288_568.html

Label says "Heinkel He 111H, (Wk. Nr. unknown), previously` 5J + CR' of III / KG4, captured in Libya in 1942. Designated HS-? by the RAF, it was named "Delta Lily" and flown by No. 260 Squadron. It was reported as being on a scrap dump at Fanara in the Suez Canal Zone, Egypt in April 1947."
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Old 9th July 2019, 06:29
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Re: Delta Lily

Thanks RSwank.


The Heinkel's original code was 5J + GR not 5J + CR.


Has anybody got any Luftwaffe loss details for 5J + GR please.


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found this:

No. 260 Squadron ... took over a Heinkel He111H, previously 5J+CR of III/KG4. This was made airworthy by the Squadron and was painted in British markings, with the No. 260 Squadron code letters as HS-?. This aircraft was named Delta Lily and was handed over to No. 211 Group for use as a communications aircraft. It made its first flight from Martuba to Alexandria on 7th December 1942, piloted by F/Lt. R. Cundy. HS-? was noted on a scrap dump at Fanara in the Suez Canal Zone in April 1947."
Butler Phil, War Prizes
An illustrated survey of German, Italian and Japanese aircraft brought to Allied countries during and after the Second World War, Oxford 1998, S. 39


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and two good pictures of exactly this 111:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File...Libya_1942.jpg

https://www.aviationphotocompany.com...6fd0c6?pd=true
if the caption is correct?

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