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    Default Lancaster PB251/G KM-O, lost 22 March 1945?

    Hello again everyone

    Whilst going through some RAF losses, I came upon the above 44 Squadron Lancaster, lost on a raid to the Erdolwerke Refinery in Hamburg. Can anyone tell me why this Lancaster has the /G after it's code?
    I know it indicates the plane must have an armed guard present when on the ground, but what was so special about PB251 that it needed a guard?

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    Simon

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    Hi Simon,
    I have checked the Loss Card and the only special equipment listed to this aircraft is H2S and Loran. The code letter is only shown as "O". Maybe the "G" suffix was added at the time the above equipment was installed and not removed.

    Regards, Doug.

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    Thank you for the reply Doug, and for the info from the loss card - much appreciated.

    Regards

    Simon

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