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Old 15th June 2020, 00:28
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23 squadron aircraft serial numbers needed 1941

Hiya All,

I am trying to locate the serial numbers of the following 23 Squadron aircraft:

Blenheim YP-B and YP-T
Havoc YP-D

Thanks for your time and help.

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Old 15th June 2020, 05:14
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Re: 23 squadron aircraft serial numbers needed 1941

Danny,

As you know there could have been a number of different aircraft associated with a particular code. I am guessing you are looking for the ones flown by F/L Hoare. I've found no match ups for the Blenheims. However Havoc I BD124 was coded YP-D (per John Rawlings in Fighter Squadrons of the R.A.F. and Their Aircraft. But I have no idea whether this was the YP-D used by Hoare in May of 1941. BD124 was lost in a crash on 7 Nov. 41, so it is a possibilty.

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Old 15th June 2020, 05:22
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Re: 23 squadron aircraft serial numbers needed 1941

23 Sqn RAF
Blenheim IF YP-B L8369; YP-M L8616 (shot down by flak on intruder sortie 10.4.41); YP-X L1340 (lost 10/11.3.41). Prewar code was MS (as L1466 MS-N).
Boston/Havoc YP-D BD124 (lost 7.11.41 - crashed into sea off Worthing during a night flying test); YP-F BD121; YP-G BB900; YP-H AW398; YP-J BJ492; YP-L AX929; YP-P BJ471; YP-T BD112; YP-W W8374; YP-X DG554

Video YP-T, -S, -W at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFKLTdb0iNw
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Re: 23 squadron aircraft serial numbers needed 1941

Hi Zoran,

Thanks for posting the YouTube link.

May I ask what your source is for YP-B L8369?

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Old 15th June 2020, 21:05
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Re: 23 squadron aircraft serial numbers needed 1941

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...AFmvIPzUwHsDUC

Hello Tom,
Blenheim YP-B is mentioned many times. Hope that the link above works, because there is also a list of many other Blenheims of 23 Sqn in the article list from blenheimsociety.com in pdf format called “Bristol” BLENHEIM - The Blenheim Society.

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Re: 23 squadron aircraft serial numbers needed 1941

Zoran, many thanks for the link. I had not seen that website before.

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