Beaufighter serial numbers
I'm seeking the serial numbers of Beaufighters lost on the following dates, please
I hope to find some of these on my next visit to Kew, but many ORBs are of little help. So just the odd one or two will be of assistance.
Last edited by brian; 16th May 2012 at 09:32.
11/03/44 : NE248 "D" (but I have the date of March 12 for the loss in several books and ORB)
Maj. J.E. Bell / Lt. N.H.M. Stead
15/06/44 : LZ397 "M" (same with the date of June 14. I have another for june 17)
Lt. F.W. Begbie / 2/Lt. Phipps
Originally Posted by brian
Last edited by rousselotalexis; 15th May 2012 at 17:46.
Many thanks Roussel
That's a start!
June 1, 1944 252 squadron
W/Cmdr B G Meharg with his navigator F/O E H G Thompson in NE293 “M” Aircraft was hit by flak before reaching the convoy and dived into the sea with one wing on fire on the east side of the convoy, and while the 252 sqdn ORB records “no survivors were seen” it is known that W/Cmdr Meharg and his navigator became PoWs.
PS The account keeps running up !
KV903 was SOC October 1944 ex 108 sqdn but no other details, so only an outsider.