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    Default Belgian Bostons in RAF service

    I gathered that some 16 Bostons ordered by Belgium in 1939 eventually ended up in RAF service. The Bostons were shipped to Casablanca for assembly as part of a French order, but the May/June 1940 events made things go otherwise.

    The serials appear to have been AE457/472.

    What does Air Britain say about these Bostons and are individual fates known? I did see that AE457 crashed on 12 Feb 1942, but unfortunately found no other references in that serial range.

    Any info welcome, thanks.

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    Leendert

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    Hi Leenert, from AB:

    16 Bostons delivered in July and August 40. Taken over from French contract, used as training a/c and some converted to Havocs.

    If you are interested in details please wrote me a PM and I will send you more details which are there for each serial.

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

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