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    Phill Jones just sent me this link he found on a WW2 forum site. Just thought it may be of interest. Will be a lot of bods trawling through the AB registers for this one ........ https://picasaweb.google.com/1146825...04746724004162
    Click on the go full screen button top left to see loads of photos.
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    Buz confirms this is an ex 260 sqdn machine. It appears that it is in an area controlled or monitored by the Egyptian military - video seen shows what appears to be Egyptian police removing the fifties and ammo. It would be amazing if this this could be recovered intact.

    Tried to follow your picasweb link but appears some numbers missing.

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    On 28/6/42 ET574 Piloted by F/Sgt DCH Copping 785025 left 260 for a ferry flight to an RSU . The A/C flew with u/c locked down due to damage . An incorrect course was set and the A/C was thought to have crashed in the Desert due to fuel exhaustion.

    PICKED this up from another forum site

    POSSIBLE TIE UP ?

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    I'm intrigued, how can the 'Buz' entity identify it as a 260 Squadron machine?
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    Because it has code HS-B on side

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    That makes sense, I could not see the codes.
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    Looking at the photos on the https://picasaweb.google.com/1146825...04746724004162 link, I cannot see any code letters in fact much of the fuselage rear has had the paint sand blasted off.

    260 sqdn has several missing Kittyhawks and so making a connection to F/Sgt Copping is a stab in the dark at this stage.

    I am sure Buz will fill us in once something more concrete is established.

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    Looks like it was HS+B at one time, and Phil, I have to wonder about your connection...I think you're onto something.

    https://picasaweb.google.com/114682566226043469349/Zdj_samolot?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCKjxkt6rkNTFK g&feat=directlink#5734881541898711858

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    Hello SMFochuk,

    Try as I might I cannot get your picasaweb link to work. Could you do me a favour and copy an example of the photo you are looking at with HS+B code and email me. (pick up my email by clicking on my ian94avenge header).

    many thanks,

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    that link works fine when copy and pasted into my address bar, however i can't see where any letters are visible, I shall study it more though.

    Just make sure your not copying any empty space at the end and make sure its all on one line when you copy it

    if the poxy thing woudl generate a short link reference it might help.

    https://picasaweb.google.com/114682566226043469349/Zdj_samolot?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCKjxkt6rkNTFK g&feat=directlink#
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