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Old 24th November 2016, 19:15
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Liberator GR.V BZ832

Looking for any information regarding the transit flight of BZ832 to 200 Squadron in Bathhurst Gambia, Africa

And also flight to UK from the States of Liberator

RAF Liberator GR.V (B-24D-10-CF) c/n: 104 USAAF: 42-63855

With thanks in advance.

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Old 27th November 2016, 00:32
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Re: Liberator GR.V BZ832

Hello,
From Joe Baughers USAAF serial numbers.
Shot down by AAA while sinking U-468 on 11-08-1943.
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Old 27th November 2016, 11:11
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Re: Liberator GR.V BZ832

Cheers Alex, also found a log in the Canadian archives which said aircraft took five days to fly to UK.

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Old 27th November 2016, 16:21
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Re: Liberator GR.V BZ832

Hello Andy,
Perhaps the "Southern Route" ?
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Old 27th November 2016, 23:07
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Re: Liberator GR.V BZ832

Have you contact the DHH in Canada.

Can you advise what the log is that you found?
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Old 28th November 2016, 19:50
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Re: Liberator GR.V BZ832

From The Liberator in Royal Air Force and Commonwealth Service By James Oughton
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BZ832 GR.V; ex-42-63855; dld Dorval 3.7.43; Dorval-Gander 12.7.43; Gander-Prestwick 12-13.7.43; SAL Prestwick 13.7.43; Prestwick - Ras-El-Ma 17-18.7.43, Yumdum 19.7.43.; 200 Sqn [D]
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Old 29th November 2016, 09:48
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Re: Liberator GR.V BZ832

Many Thanks Orwell1984 very much appreciated.

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