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Old 15th April 2017, 11:25
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Re: identify Wellington Bomber Holland

Hi Guys,

Thanks for the info, well I have the watermark removed and you can see behind the astro couple a little antenne ?
I found only one picture with the same little antenne ?
Is this a special specification ?

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Old 15th April 2017, 13:26
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Re: identify Wellington Bomber Holland

Hello,

It is a VHF whip aerial for communicating with fighters.

https://ww2apa.files.wordpress.com/2...gtonbomber.jpg

Wellington IA N2887 "5", CGS, Sutton Bridge.

For description, see:

Wellington Special
Lumsden,Alec
London:Ian Allan,1974.
p.59

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Old 15th April 2017, 16:27
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Re: identify Wellington Bomber Holland

Hello,
If we for now dismiss the idea of it being a BDU aircraft and return to 142 Squadron losses we have the following possibilities.
1941
W5433 - II - QT - , 12/13-8-41 - all crew pow.[ Col, I just wonder if at the time of this loss the message received was misinterpreted ? Could it have been that one engine was out and they were proceeding with the port engine ? Is it possible that the picture is printed in reverse in which case we are viewing the right hand side as being the left ? ].
Z1211 - IV - QT - , 7/8-11-41 - 5 pow, 1 kia.
1942
Z1203 - IV - QT-O - 28/29-3-42 - all pow.
Z1319 - IV - QT-W - 26/27-7-42 - 3 pow, 2 kia.
Z1266 - IV - QT-M - 27/28-8-42 - 4 pow, 1 kia.
Z1338 - IV - QT-D - 27/28-8-42 - 1 pow, 4 kia.
DF550 - III - QT-N - 16/17-9-42 - 2 pow, 3 Evd.
BK278 - III - QT-C - 16/17-11-42 - all pow(1 Great Escaper).
BK536 -III - QT-C - 20/21-11-42 - 4 pow, 1 Evd.
Sadly almost all the other aircraft were lost with their complete crews.

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Old 15th April 2017, 17:31
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Re: identify Wellington Bomber Holland

Hello all,

Skip Z1203 as possibility. That a/c was abandoned by the crew in the air and subsequently crashed in a canal.

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Old 15th April 2017, 17:53
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Re: identify Wellington Bomber Holland

Alex,

Michel's photo depicts a Wellington Mk.III. Note the windscreen wipers, the de-icer gear, the location of the exhausts, indicating Hercules engines, the Rotol (wooden) props, plus the C1 roundel on the fuselage, dating the aircraft mid to late 1942.

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Old 16th April 2017, 14:16
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Re: identify Wellington Bomber Holland

Hello Col,
So apart from the three Mk.III's listed in my earlier post that leaves ten others of 142 Sqdn in 1942.
They are -
BK281 - QT-M - 5/6-10-42 - 4 Kia,1 inj.
X3960 - QT-Q - 15/16-10-42 - all kia.
DF642 - QT-J - 15/16-10-42 - all returned.
X3455 - QT-D - 24/25-10-42 - all kia.
BK385 - QT-N - 24/25-10-42 - all kia.
BK298 - QT-L - 26-10-42 - 1 inj, 4 safe.
BK198 - QT-P - 7/8-11-42 - all kia.
BJ768 - QT-Q - 8/9-11-42 - all kia.
BJ711 - QT-Z - 9/10-11-42 - all kia.
BK280 - QT-F - 13-11-42 - crew ?

If not one of the above then it must be an a/c of another unit perhaps ex 142 in early 43 before code on the a/c was changed ?
Or we go back to those Mk.III's that were used by the BDU ?
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Alex

PS- refs for above a/c details was BCL vol 3 book for 1942.
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