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Old 22nd June 2020, 22:31
JACK COOK JACK COOK is offline
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Oscar H Coen 71 sqd.

I curious if anyone knows the s/n of Oscar's Spit XR+Z?
I know he flew AD564, BM293, AB827 & AB802 but no idea on the codes
for any of these. Thanks much!
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Old 23rd June 2020, 00:27
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Re: Oscar H Coen 71 sqd.

From Escort to Berlin by Fry & Ethell: they have BM293 as XR-W till transferred to 335th FS and coded AV-L. Nothing on the others but XR- for AD564.

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Old 23rd June 2020, 02:05
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Re: Oscar H Coen 71 sqd.

Jack,

What is Coen's association with XR-Z? That might help.

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Old 23rd June 2020, 02:16
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Re: Oscar H Coen 71 sqd.

Soooo close!!! http://www.americanairmuseum.com/media/14186
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Old 23rd June 2020, 11:15
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Re: Oscar H Coen 71 sqd.

Hi Jack,

Only one serial with 71 Sqn has been matched to aircraft code Z and that was a Hurricane I Z7816.

As Kent points out BM293 was coded W and held that code after transfer to the USAAF in 334. The other serials you list haven't been matched to code letters.

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Old 23rd June 2020, 13:34
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Re: Oscar H Coen 71 sqd.

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Hi,

probably same plane (same date, same pilots) - small Z is visible:

http://www.americanairmuseum.com/media/4975

Because all these shots are from same date and for press - this is probably same plane and maybe personal machine of LtCol Chesley G Peterson - maybe if somebody have his log book, can be serial number linked to XR*Z

http://www.americanairmuseum.com/media/8054

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Old 2nd July 2020, 04:40
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Re: Oscar H Coen 71 sqd.

Oscar told me that he considered XR+Z his Spitfire. A friend is doing a painting of it.
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