Wapiti IIV J9733 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com
Wapiti IIV J9733
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|J Serials Look Up Help||Hi Jagan
Time with 1 Sqn IAF is not shown but there are gaps so this might fit: -
5 Sqn - 16 Nov 1935-Nov 1936
1 Sqn IAF? - Nov 1936-Oct 1938
5 Sqn - Oct 1938-Apr 1939
31 Sqn - Apr 1939-24 Feb 1942 (SOC)
After service with 27 Sqn, service with 31 and 5 shown (no dates) until SOC 16 Feb 1940
Nothing shown after leaving 27 Sqn in Oct 1931, SOC, damaged beyonf economic repair on7 Feb 1940
Repaired after a ground collision on 22 Jan 1936 at Lucknow with 28 Sqn but nothing else listed until SOC DBER on 7 Feb 1940
Nothing shown for this aircraft at all
Malcolm ....Read More.||malcolm_raf on 22nd January 2011 02:43:39|
|Westland Wapiti Losses in India - Aircrew Information Request||I am currently involved in a project related to chronicling the histories of various Westland Wapitis that served with the RAF and the IAF in India.
Unfortunately the ORBs related to various units are complete only from June 1942 onwards and anything prior to that is a great mystery. While I have been able to find out details of some accidents. I do not have the crew details for the following examples. Can our forum members help if they know the names of the pilots or aircrew?
J9383 II 1942-12-23 dbr ground
J9483 II 1942-03-31 31.3.42 accident Patna, UC Collapsed on Landing
J9496 II 1942-05-20 Taxied downwind in high speed into AudaxK5569 at Drigh Road 20.5.42
J9633 II 1939-05-10 Cr ??
J9716 II 1942-05-18 Ratnagar Log 1 ATU Cr while towing drogue
J9731 V 1942-08-11 Cr Madras 8-10-42 , FL 11-8-42 Plt Offr D K Sarkar?
J9733 V 1940-02-07 SOC DBER
J9759 V 1941-03-28 Hit Trees during FL itarpur N India 28-3-41
K1260 II 1941-10-04 force landed Bhuj 4 Oct 41
K1269 II 1941-10-30 crashed Drigh Rd 30 Oct 41
K1271 II 1942-05-20 1SFTS ATU Cr on ldg Peshawara 20-5-42
K1286 II 1942-03-16 1 AACF hit by Lysander N1209 of No.2 Sqn at DR 16-3-42
K1289 II 1941-06-30 1s EC FL Pushtakhara, nr Peshawar30-6-41
K1291 II 1942-05-28 ran into soft ground and tipped up Cochin 28-5-42
K2276 II 1941-11-07 crashed Drigh Rd 7 Nov 41
K2289 II 1941-06-10 1SFTS 5CDF hit rock in FL non night navex Jungshahi 10-6-41
K2294 II 1940-10-21 1s crashed at Drigh Rd, 21 Oct 40, repaired
K2303 II 1941-06-18 flew into ground at Jhimpur Sind, damaged - to 1 SoTT(I)
Appreciate your help very much
Jagan ....Read More.||Jagan on 9th June 2012 10:52:19|
|The Westland Wapiti in the Indian Air Force : A Complete History (1933-1943)||Specifically I would welcome photographs related to the following numbers
If you have photographs in your collection that shows any of the previous aircraft, It would be great to get a look. ....Read More.||Jagan on 27th January 2013 03:22:02|
|Tail Stencilling on the Wapiti (Images)||According to Robertson's "Aircraft Camouflage and Markings 1907 - 1954" the India Command of the RAF used one or two letters appended to the serial number in smaller characters to identify aircraft types during 1934 to 1939. "A.C." for Army Cooperation, "B" for bomber, etc. There is a photo of Wapiti K1291 marked "K1291 A.C." on page 71. He gives the example of 27 Squadron, which had both "A.C. and "B" aircraft in the same unit. I assume this reflected a different fitment in the individual aircraft.
He also states that some squadrons issued individual letters to aircraft at this time, unofficially, and the location, size and style of this marking appears to vary widely. 60 Squadron Wapitis carried two letters, the first being the flight and the second the individual aircraft. So, J9733 of C flight was marked "CZ". 55 Squadron placed large letters on the nose, with the Squadron commander's aircraft being marked "55", first aircraft of A flight being marked "A1", K1391 was "A3", J9632 was "C2", and so on.
Similar markings also appeared on Fairey IIIFs, D.H.9As and even Valentias, with wide variations in details. ....Read More.||Bill Walker on 13th March 2014 09:09:59|