|No.24 Sqn - 3-12-1943||Dennis/Amrit,
Thanks for your help.
No.24 Sqn operated Wellingtons N2875, N2990 & P2522. My AB Registers are too antiquated to be of any use.
Col. ....Read More.||COL BRUGGY on 12th January 2010 01:01:45|
|115 Sqn Wellington Incident Late 1939||Hello,
Perhaps this list may help.
From the Air Brit RAF Serials series.
Wellingtons delivered between July 38 & Aug 39.
Used by 115 Sqn
Delivered between Aug 39 & Apl 40
Delivered between July & Aug 40
N2735 to N2859
In case the July is 39 and not 40 as I assume it to be.
Delivered between Aug & Dec 39
Delivered between Dec 39 & Jan 40
Delivered between Jan & Apl 39
All the best
Alex ....Read More.||Alex Smart on 27th February 2013 08:11:27|
|115 Sqn Wellington Incident Late 1939||Paul,
This incident caused me a lot of grief over the last year or so while researching it as part of the ‘EAGLES OVER EUROPE’ project. The Wellington concerned was N2875. .
The following notes are extracted from my work for the above. .
It had been hit by naval A/A fire 2.15 p.m. during an armed reconnaissance off the Norwegian coast. The radio, hydraulics and bomb doors were all damaged and one wheel was jammed in the up position.
The 115 Sqn. F.541 lists ‘N2948’ as the aircraft used by this crew on this mission. However this flew operationally on 5 January and 11 February 1940. It could have hardly have flown on Jan. 5th if damaged as above. N2948 was written off in a training accident on 24 February 1940 for which there is a F.1180. The F.78 does not help insofar as it has a SOC date of 27 January 1940. The first page only shows one entry, being TOC by 115 Sqn. on 6 November 1939 and nothing after that. However I am convinced N2948 was not damaged on 24-12-1939 but was written off on 24-2-1940.
I wondered could ‘N2948’ be a typo for N2848 but this was not so as the latter only flew with 18 OTU and never with a squadron.
The clincher for me are statements by four of the crew about the accident in the 115 Sqn. Appendices (AIR 27/894, pages 44-51 & 76-78). The two officers both note the serial as N2875, while the other two quote no serial.
The Marham Appendices (AIR 28/519, p.60) has a report about this incident using the serial N2875.
It should be noted that N2875 is also listed on the 115 Sqn. F.541 flying on this mission with a different crew and is shown directly above ‘N2948’. It appears to me that the serials – or crews – were transposed in error at the time of writing.
I have the F.78 for N2875 but it has no hint of any accident around this time. It merely shows N2875 going to 115 Sqn. on 17-9-1939 and then to 33 MU on 2-7-1940 with a long service life thereafter.
I have also checked the 115 Sqn. F.541 from 25-12-1939 to 31-7-1940 inclusive for any further mention of N2875 and there is not one.
There is no F.1180 available for this incident, nor an AIR 81 casualty file.
Therefore I am happy the correct serial number for this accident is N2875.
Sources: 115 Sqn. ORB (p.63-64, 72) and Appendices (p.44-51, 76-78), Marham Appendices (AIR 28/519, p.52, 57 & 60), F.78.
The aircraft letter and the AIR 25 file reference were new to me. Something new for both of us !
Martin. ....Read More.||Martin Gleeson on 10th March 2016 10:23:57|