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 He.115  BV185


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Date of Crash 22 Sep 41 Aircraft Name Heinkel He115A-2 Serial Number BV185
Unit 431 Flt Operating Airfield Country
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Source Henk Welting's Database


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He115 on clandestine ops from MaltaI have recently found a reference to an He115 that was used for clandestine operations from Malta in August 1941. The aircraft retained its German markings and was only used at night, during the day it was kept out of sight in a hanger at Kalifrana seaplane base. The only i.d. for this aircraft is given as "BV185". Has anyone any further information on this machine please? ....Read More.phillipwalton on 28th December 2007 06:11:15
He115 on clandestine ops from Malta[QUOTE=phillipwalton;2289]I have recently found a reference to an He115 that was used for clandestine operations from Malta in August 1941. The aircraft retained its German markings and was only used at night, during the day it was kept out of sight in a hanger at Kalifrana seaplane base. The only i.d. for this aircraft is given as "BV185". Has anyone any further information on this machine please?[/QUOTE] According to my copy of Robertson's "British Military Aircraft Serials", this was one of four ex-RNoAF He 115s that escaped to Britain. Ex RNoAF 56, 58, 62, or 64. BV185 was a He 115 A-2. ....Read More.Bill Walker on 28th December 2007 08:33:24
He115 on clandestine ops from MaltaPhillip As Bill said this one of four Mariens Flyvevaesens 115's that were flown out - one just after the invasion and three at the time of Norway's surrender. They were given serials BV184, BV185, BV186 (115A-2) and BV187(B-1). They were initially taken over by the Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment. BV185 arrived in Britain on 7 June 1940, and delivered to the MAEE on the 9th. Used for performance assessment. Then ferried to RAF Colshot on14th Nov 1940, and then to Scottish Aviation and to BOAC. With BV184 and 186, it was painted in RAF colours and modified for its intended role in covert operations in Norway. But it was flown to Gibraltor and then Malta, arriving on 23rd June 1941. It flew in clandistine operations in North Africa, and was then destroyed in an Italian air raid on 9th July 1941. SoC 1st April 1942. No operational details of its clandestine missions are given. An interesting notes is that BV187 was a Luftwaffe captured by the Norwegians in April, and then flown out in June 1940. Details from "War Prizes" by Phil Butler A ....Read More.Amrit on 29th December 2007 04:01:22
He115 on clandestine ops from MaltaSource: Aviateurs de la Liberté (Col Henri Lafont): 431 Flight - Malta - 12-9-1941 "Spy plane" prob lost over sea near Sardinia F/Sgt (Pilot) George BLAIZE - 31067 - RAF (FFAF) - MiA S.Lt/A (Obs) Reginald DRAKE - FAA - Lee on the Solent Mem. - B1 - P7 (not in source) Sgt (Flt Eng) Raoul GATIEN - 31011 - RAF (FFAF) - MiA A/c ex #58 Norwegian Navy, flown to Calshot and registered BV185, SOC Malta 1-4-1942. Regards, Henk. ....Read More.Henk Welting on 30th December 2007 05:43:29


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