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Old 30th January 2021, 00:22
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Photo RAF Aircraft

Hello,


Currently on ebay is a photo of some Spitfires of 136 Squadron at:


https://www.ebay.com/itm/WW2-PRESS-P...j8AAOSwW5dgFEA O




The seller states the photo is original, so hopefully not previously seen.


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Old 30th January 2021, 09:30
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Hello,

Link inoperable. Would be nice to see shot before it's too late.

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Old 30th January 2021, 11:00
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Hi Col,


Thanks, No initial h in the link. Now fixed.


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Old 30th January 2021, 12:28
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Clint,

Thank you.

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Old 30th January 2021, 16:08
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Re: Photo RAF Aircraft

Hi Clint. "UM" is 152 Sqn. ( 136 was "HM") these are Mk.IXs ( black codes) and Vc s (white codes though several had dark blue like 145 Sqn) in Italy shortly before moving to India in Jan. 1944 with Mk.VIIIs.


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Old 30th January 2021, 17:47
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Re: Photo RAF Aircraft

Hi Nick,


Thanks. Must have been tired eyes when I posted (It was late).Alas I saw HM at the time hence my squadron attribution. You are, of course, correct its UM and 152 Squadron.


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Old 30th January 2021, 20:28
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Re: Photo RAF Aircraft

Clint this is a better image, it's actually IWM photo CNA-1643.

UM-V is MA454, Q may be JL170; this is in the Naples--Salerno area.
I made a model of UMV 50 years ago.
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Old 30th January 2021, 21:19
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Thanks Nick,


A much nicer photo. Now all I have to do is to find a original photo of a far east based Spitfire to cover my egregious blunder



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Old 31st January 2021, 02:23
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Re: Photo RAF Aircraft

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Clint this is a better image, it's actually IWM photo CNA-1643.

UM-V is MA454, Q may be JL170; this is in the Naples--Salerno area.
I made a model of UMV 50 years ago.
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I followed the aircraft as far as MA4 and UM code but with your IWM find, yes MA45x. The RAF Aircraft MA100 to MZ999 has this aircraft with 601Sq and after that with 5 RFU. No mention of any 152Sq. Aircraft crashed in Italy, so deff in that area.
May I ask how this one is identified? Does IWM state the serial number or have you done your own homework? I agree no other aircraft in the MA450 - 459 fits, so MA454 certainly feels good.

Just curious...

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Old 31st January 2021, 17:01
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Hi Stig. I made that model of UM-V (at least 50 years ago !) was based on an AIRFIX magazine article. I've got some notes made later re. 152 Sqn.; on 13/9/43 a Polish pilot called Drecki collided with a PR Spit at Millazzo East and was killed on take-off, his no. 2 was a Ron Bell flying UM-V MA454.
Drecki was in Vc ES112 UM-U ( usual a/c of c/o Bruce Ingram, the PR Spit was MB778.
This was based on research by Drecki's nephew quite recently.
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