|Individual letters PDU and PRU Spitfires and Hudson||The only Mossies on 1 PRU strength during September and October 1941 were W4055, W4056 and W4058, with W4055 being the only one to fly during September, on the 17th and the 20th (according to Sharp/Bowyer). ....Read More.||mhuxt on 26th November 2007 04:00:32|
|Individual letters PDU and PRU Spitfires and Hudson||Thanks, so D-27 was W4055 and D-28 presumably W4056. Why such weird markings? Are there any photos of those aircraft? ....Read More.||Franek Grabowski on 26th November 2007 04:18:34|
|Individual letters PDU and PRU Spitfires and Hudson||Hello Franek
Apologies for slight delay in getting back to you. I’ve had a look at the ORB for PRU in Air 29/414 for the dates quoted but have found only the four following operational sorties listed for Mosquitos:-
21 Oct’41 – Mosquito W4055 F/L Taylor DFC, photos Kristiansand, Lista, Mandal, Stavanger & Kjeik(?)
22 Oct’41 – Mosquito W4056 F/O McEwan, Oslo Stavanger, result nil due to weather
23 Oct’41 – Mosquito W4055 F/L Taylor DFC, photos Oslo, Stavanger, Hargesund, Hoiten & Tronsberg
24 Oct’41 – Mosquito W4055 F/L Taylor, photos Aalborg, Frederikeshaven, Kristiansand
Oddly whilst Taylor does feature in your list, your note said the Oct’41 sorties were flown with Hill. All the above were flown out of Wick, and the only note I can see for Hill during this period is flying a Spitfire sortie out of St. Eval to Cherbourg.
Can you see from the log which airfield the sorties were flown from and possibly even the targets covered on ops?
Hopefully something will appear that ties in with your unusual a/c serials.
Pierre ....Read More.||Pierre Renier on 27th November 2007 08:15:27|
|Coastal Command April 1942||COASTAL COMMAND
1/. Beaufort I - 217 Sqn - AW196.
2/. Mosquito PR.1 - 1PRU - W4056.
2/. Hudson V - 500 Sqn - AM659.
3/. Spitfire IV - 1PRU - AA797.
4/. Blenheim I - 2(C) OTU - L1125.
4/. Blenheim I - 2(C) OTU - L6795.
5/. Catalina - 205 Sqn - Z2144.
5/. Hudson V - 407 Sqn - AM684.
6/. Hudson V - 407 Sqn - AM696.
8/. Hudson V - 53 Sqn - AM549.
8/. Hudson III - 206 Sqn - T9431.
9/. Catalina - 413 Sqn - W8421.
10/. Spitfire PR.V - 1 PRU - R7056.
10/. Spitfire V - 1 PRU - AB307.
10/. Beaufort - 5(C) OTU - L4444.
11/. Blenheim IV - 2(C) OTU - V5527.
11/. Hudson V - 48 Sqn - AE645.
11/. Hudson V - 53 Sqn - AM560.
12/. Spitfire PR.IV - 1PRU - R7036.
12/. Spitfire PR.IV - 1PRU - AA798.
13/. Beaufighter Ic - 2(C) OTU - T4724.
14/. Hudson V - 48 Sqn - AM730.
18/. Spitfire IV - 1PRU - AB119.
18/. Hudson V - 407 Sqn - AM878.
20/. Beaufort I - 5(C) OTU - N1028.
20/. Hudson V - 608 Sqn - AM713.
20/. Hudson V - 608 Sqn - AM810.
22/. Spitfire PR.IV - 1PRU - AB425.
22/. Hudson V - 53 Sqn - AM542.
23/. Hudson V - 48 Sqn - AM708.
23/. Hudson V - 48 Sqn - AM839.
24/. Whitley V - 502 Sqn Z6552.
25/. N3-PB - 330 Sqn - F.1.
25/. Whitley - 502 Sqn - Z6733.
26/. Spitfire PR.IV - 1PRU - R7055.
27/. Spitfire PR.IV - 1PRU - R7029.
27/. Hudson I - 320 Sqn - N7230.
28/. Hudson V - 59 Sqn - AM639.
28/. Hudson V - 407 Sqn - AM571.
29/. Beaufighter Ic - 248 Sqn - T4843.
30/. Beaufort II - CCDU - AW271.
30/. Hudson I - 6(C) OTU - N7288.
30/. Hudson III - 269 Sqn - T9391. ....Read More.||Alex Smart on 3rd August 2018 06:36:19|