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    Hello All
    When checking ORB 68 Squadron RAF (Record Sheet B) I found an extremely interesting Mosquitoes flying accidents.
    18th September 1944 flying accident (cat. E) - D.H.Mosquito NF.Mk.XVII - Serial HK?? (illegible)
    8th November 1944 flying accident (cat. AC) - D.H.Mosquito NF.Mk.XVII - Serial HK?? (illegible)
    5th December 1944 flying accident (cat. B) - D.H.Mosquito NF.Mk.XVII - Serial HK?? (illegible)
    Unfortunately, I do not know what to do. Http www.dehavilland.ukt.net - does not answer.
    Identification numbers of mosquitoes are totally illegible.
    Can anyone help? Any information greatly appreciated.
    Paul

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    Hi Pavel,

    as there were quite a lot of Mosquitos HKxxx serving with 68 Sq at this period any additional information - like crews on this particular dates can be helpful.
    Also do you have any more details about the accidents? Were they for example connected with Anti-Diver patrols?

    Pavel
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    Hi Pavel
    ORB 68 Squadron RAF (Record Sheet B) is very brief. Daily reports the numbers of used machines. Outgoing, incoming and damaged machine. Hours flown. No details. Difficult to read. Dry, but interesting.
    Preview:
    http://www.ulozto.cz/xTp2Rh8/68-sqn-air-27-2792-pdf
    Kind Regards Pavel

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    Hi Pavel,

    sorry I didn't catch the point on the first attempt. As I didn't see such a reports in ORB yet. But now it is clear that this accidents could be also during training flights etc. not operations only:)
    I check the AB RAF Serials book for Mosquitoes MkXVII for HKxxx series and for September I was able to find only following one:

    HK345 Missing 20.9.44

    But I am sure it is not the one you are looking for.

    So my tips for your dates are:
    18.9.44 - HK258
    8.11.44 - HK294
    5.12.44 - HK280

    But please keep in mind that those tips are only causeless SPECULATIONS!
    I used a simple method of aircraft used in operations and which disappeared around the time you stated but it can also mean they were simply transferred to another unit.

    Hope this helps you a little

    Pavel

    P.S. next time would be more useful to attach link for relevant pages for 1944 rather than for years 1956-57:)
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    Hi Pavel
    Thank you. Very interesting. What materials do you use?
    Great excuse, My huge mistake!
    New preview:
    http://www.ulozto.cz/xWS5Ksw/68-sqn-orb-pdf
    Cheers
    Pavel II.

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    Hi Pavel,
    I have used only Air-Britain RAF Serials HZxxx and ORB 68 Sq RAF Form 541 for my speculations.
    But as I checked the file from you - I think with a great part of imagination it can be the serials I wrote.

    Only on 8.11.44 - it seems to me in your document I see HK924 which seems to me like a typo for HK294 as I was not bale to find such Mossie serving with 68 Sq

    To be sure if my tips are correct or not I think there is only one way - you need to check the Aircaft Movement Card held by
    the RAF Museum in Hendon for those serials.

    Pavel
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    Hello Pavel
    My tips are:
    18/09/44 - HK258 or 285 (288 and 255 out of the question)
    08/11/44 - HK294 (924 out of the question about a typo)
    05/12/44 - HK280 or 250
    ORB does not give the right answers. Is leaky as a sieve.
    Hendon is the solution. Unfortunately too far.
    Regards Pavel II.

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    Well I do not think so. It is possible to order copies of Aircraft Movement Cards or Flying Accidents Cards online via website or email.

    http://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/research/research-enquiries/contact-collections-division.aspx

    price is A4 25p per sheet, postage to CR if I remember righ about 4 GBP. So if you will make a reasonable list of serials you are after - for example 10-15 (large lists are not accepted) it is possible to get a response in months or two.

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    Pavle
    Thanks you very much for the advice. So far, I'm confused. How to order the accident aircraft. I do not know the number, do not know the crash site, do not know the time of the accident. I do not know the crew.
    I know practically nothing. Currently, it is important (for me) to have a complete ORB.
    Accidents must wait
    Cheers
    Pavel II.

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