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    Default Fairchild Argus III HB664

    Hello,

    Seeking a full service history of Fairchild Argus III HB664. Could someone with the A-B FA100 to FZ999 Register please oblige? Have Baugher data.

    Col.

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    Col,

    Not much to go on, I'm afraid:

    Fairchild Argus III HB664
    ATA - Retd to US 28.7.47

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    Errol,

    Thanks for that. Doesn't quite fit my scenario. Need to do a bit more research!

    Col.

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    Default Fairchild Argus III HB664

    Quote Originally Posted by COL BRUGGY View Post
    Hello,

    Seeking a full service history of Fairchild Argus III HB664. Could someone with the A-B FA100 to FZ999 Register please oblige? Have Baugher data.

    Col.
    Col.
    As I happen to be using the relevant microfilm this morning here is a transcript of the AM78 RAF movement card:
    Sailed on SS. Henry S. Foote, onroute to UK 8.6.44.
    Martin Hearn 28.6.44
    A.T.A. White Waltham ?.&.44 (first part of date unreadable)
    22 MU 25. 10.44
    Sold to Sgt Hanson 24.7.47
    US F/C Sdn. 28.7.47

    From various sources...
    Henry S. Foote (7176 tons) departed New York on 2.6.44 and arrived Liverpool on 19.6.44.
    Martin Hearn, Hooton Park or possibly Southport, were responsiblefor erecting some of the Argus deliveries.
    No.22 MU at Silloth is known to have stored a number of surplus Argus.
    The Argus was Lend-Lease aircraft. The last entry relates to HB664's return to US authority, i.e., US Field Commissioner - perhaps Sgt Hanson was a member of the Field Commissioner's staff. The US authorities would then have been responsible for the dispositon of the aircraft and the overseen the issue of an FAA export certificate. HB664 does not appear amongst the postwar British or European registrations, therefore - fate unknown.
    Hope this helps, Tony Broadhurst

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    Hi Tony,

    Certainly does help. l can now eliminate HB664 completely from my researches. l'm looking at an incident which occurred at Setif, Algeria, on 4-4-1944. The serial quoted for my Argus was 1B664, which l took to read HB664. l can see now, that is not possible.

    Appreciate your help,

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 21st November 2012 at 13:55.

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