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    Default What is the serial for a Spitfire IX coded LO-R (602 squadron)

    Hi,

    I would like to match an individual letter for a Spitfire IX flown by Pierre Clostermann on 25 april 1942 when he posted to n602 squadron.

    For this Bombing Noball target he flies on LO-R. When I match with the poor, "runny" F541 I can decipher a serial which could be MK709. But in the book Spitfire the History by M&S there is no MK709.

    Does anybody study codes/serials for 602 in early 1944 ?

    TIA

    Bertrand

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    Could it be MH709?
    The ORB does list MK709 in April 44 but by March 44 it is has an MH709 listed.
    MH709 reapears in June 44.

    Andy

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    Hi all,

    MH709 LFIX CBAF M66 33MU 14-9-43 405ARF 19-9-43 602S 'LO-R' 6-10-43 Patrol over Normandy force-landed on the beachhead 16-6-44 [shot down over Normandy 4-7-44 F/Sgt L H Chalice killed]

    (http://www.spitfires.ukf.net/p064.htm)

    Hope it helps,

    Fox.
    Author of Crash in Bayeux - The Last Flight of Sergeant Ferguson (ISBN 979-10-91044-13-4) - www.facebook.com/crashinbayeux.

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    Thank you very much Andy for pointing out that there had been crossfinger with this serial in the F541. I have checked in Spitfire The History by M&S . They give a posting to 602 sqdn and what wrote Fox from http://www.spitfires.ukf.net/p064.htm gives the complete code.

    bertrand

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