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    Hello all

    could any kind soul give a history for Wellington MP789? I see from internet searches it was with 172 Squadron in Jun 1944 when it attacked U-270
    http://uboat.net/forums/read.php?3,43354,43367,quote=1

    I wonder did it remain in the UK with the Squadron or was it posted to the Azores or Gibralter?
    Dennis Burke
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    Wellington XIV MP789 was with 3 OTU prior to service with 172 Sqn. then SOC 31 May 1945. The detachment at Lagens was from December 1943 to April 1944.In September 1944 172Sqn was posted to Limavady until June 1945.
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    Great

    I got a photo from the family of Sgt Joe Bubulka from B-17 42-3279 of Dingle fame, and he is seated with a group of American Airmen infront of the tail of MP789. It has its invasions strips. I'm guessing it might have been taken in Lagens perhaps after they had done a weather mission out of the UK. Doubt they woudl have invasion stripes down in the Azores, so it probabaly was taken at Chivenor or elsewhere in the UK.
    http://www.rafcommands.com/Ross/Coastal/172C.html
    Dennis Burke
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    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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