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    In 139 Squadron ORB's reference is made during early 1944 to aircraft carrying 'Y' special equipment.

    Am I correct in thinking this is Oboe - any guidance much appreciated my efforts to locate 'Y' to anything has not provided any answers least alone anything to relate to oboe !

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    A 'Y' aircraft was a Mosquito fitted with H2S radar.

    (MOSQUITO Sharp & Bowyer)

    Ian Macdonald

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    Thanks Ian.

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    From a Raid Report that I have been studying Stirlings and Halifaxs were also used as "Y" Aircraft. Can I presume that P.F.F. aircraft were the only ones equipped with H2S or did some of the Main Force aircraft also carry this equipment?
    Last edited by David Layne; 22nd April 2013 at 12:22.
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    Hi David,

    H2S was first fitted to Stirlings in P.F.F. and became standard for the whole of 8 Group. Fitting to Main Force aircraft began in autumn 1943 and came as standard fit from the factory from early 1944 - just in time for the discovery that the Germans could track it from some distance...

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    Thanks Richard
    Researching my father's time with 50 Squadron, 97 Squadron, Dulug Luft, Stalag Luft VI, Stalag 357 and Stalag Luft III.

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