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    Default Looking for three 255 Sqn Beaufighter serial tie-ins, Sept-Oct 43...

    Hello everyone

    I'm looking for serials for three Beaufighter VIfs of 255 Squadron, which were on their books around September/October 1943 and carried the following codes:
    1. YD-U
    2. YD-Y
    3. YD-T

    Many thanks.

    Simon

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    Maybe not much help, but in May/June-43 YD-U was V9435 and YD-T was V8685. However, the first AI MkVIII equipped Beau was delivered around 3 July, so perhaps by Sept/Oct-43 the serial numbers would be for different Beau's. Depends on the delivery rate of the newer planes.

    Stein

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    Many thanks for the reply Stein. That's all the info I have unfortunately.

    The copy of the ORB that I have from the period doesn't identify particular aircraft used on each mission, just lists them generically as Beaufighter VIf, with AI Mk. VIII listed too. These would be 'thimble' nosed aircraft?

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    Yes, A.I. Mk. VIII was housed in a "thimble". As was the Mk: VII. On one of these versions the thimble was painted black, on the other Medium Sea Grey. But I don't which one.

    Stein

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    Thanks for the info on the radar Stein.

    Regards

    Simon

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