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    Dear all,

    I am trying to find details on a Heinkel that was flown by the RAF in 1942.

    I do have a serial number of AW200 but I cannot find anything else on the net.

    I would like to know how it came to be in the hands of the RAF and what became of it.

    Many thanks
    Gerry

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    Gerry, Hi,

    1426 (Enemy Aircraft) Flt (Rafwaffe"?) at RAF Snailwell may be a good starting point.

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    Wasn't AW200 a Beaufort serial? AW177 was operated by the RAF, flown by 1426 Flight.

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    Hi Gerry
    From " Wings of the Luftwaffe" by Capt. Eric Brown RN,who flew a He111 which had force landed at North Berwick Law on 9/2/40, there are photos of the a/c in RAF markings and serial AW177. The text records that the a/c eventually met it,s end at Polebrook in Nov 1943. The caption to one photo gives a Werk Nr 6353 for the a/c.
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    G'day Gerry

    I believe you are looking for AW177. This was a Heinkel He 111H werk/nr 6853.
    It was coded 1H+EN. The aircraft was serving with II/KG26 'L÷wengeschwader' which at the time was commanded by Oberst Robert Fuchs. The Heinkel was forced to make an emergency landing in a field in the vicinity of North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland after being shot up by an R.A.F. Spitfire.

    Unfortunately the Heinkel was involved in a tragic fatal accident on the 10th of November,1943 at R.A.F. Station Polebrook, Northants while serving with No. 1426 (Enemy Aircraft Circus) Flight. The pilot, 133993 Flying Officer Frederick Arthur Barr was killed along with six of the Flight's ground crew while four others received injuries sustained in the crash.

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    Thread hi-jack (sorry!), but does anyone have the list of crew lost in the crash of AW177?

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    LAc A.D. Aslett, AC2 A.M. Fraser, AC2 H.A. Grayston, AC1 J.W. Shufflebotham, AC1 J.G. Lambert, AC1 W.T. Haley crashed avoiding Ju88 HM509 landing from the opposite end of the runway.

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    Thus the origin, no doubt, of "Air Tragic"? Wind at Polebrook on that day would, likely, have very Light & Variable
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    Thanks John. Do you happen to have the four survivors too?

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    Hi Gents,

    Thanks for all of your replies.
    I have double checked the log book entry and it clearly states Heinkel He111 AW200.

    I have tried to attach a picture of the entry to this post but I can't for some reason. It keeps asking for a URL?

    Anyhow, It is definitely AW200.

    Cheers
    Gerry

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