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    Default History/serial nr. of Halifax 'Edie WAS a Lady'?

    Dear all,

    Can anyone tell me the history/serial number of a Halifax (Mk.V?) named 'Edie WAS a Lady', and with which units this aircraft served?

    Cheers, Theo

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    Dear all,

    A new snippet of info has come to light -the Halifax was possible an aircraft of 1663 Heavy Conversion Unit in (late?) 1943. This may help to narrow down the identity/serial of the aircraft, who can help? A photo that I have recently obtained of the a/c shows the nose of the Halifax with a bomb log of 28 sorties Including one symbol of an icecream for a bombing sortie to Italy (?), indicating that it was a veteran operational aircraft. It also shows a painting of an almost naked lady.

    Cheers, Theo

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    Hello Theo,

    There is a suggestion this Halifax came from 76 sqdn. I saw this photo some years ago on the web and I thought a crew members name was given (possibly a Canadian). While I still have copy of this photo I cannot trace any other notes I have for it. Note that the 21st sortie is signified by a Key, another common symbol used by crews on their ops tally.

    Regards,

    Ian

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    Hello Ian,

    Cheers and thanks for that!

    Best regards,

    Theo

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    Ian Foster at "57 Rescue" used to be a gen man on all things Halifax. Is he still around dos anyone know, and is he still researching - he'd be the man to ask for sure.
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    Have tried sending an email to Ian Foster, but got a bounce back.

    I will keep thinking about where I might have filed info for this Halifax and report again should something turn up.

    Regards,

    Ian

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    Hello Theo,

    This Halifax was LW657 of 76 sqdn lost March 15, 1944, I had been looking in 1943 rather than 1944 !

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    Ian
    Last edited by ian94avenge; 11th September 2013 at 15:05. Reason: Date of crash,actually in late hours of 15th

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    Hello Ian,

    Wonderful! Many thanks for providing the details on the serial and fate of this Halifax, very useful.

    Cheers, Theo

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