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    No 35 Squadron ORB shows the following aircraft on operations with them in 1943 although I believe that they were not on squadron strength and therefore the entries are typing errors.

    HR784
    HR786
    HR787
    HR789
    HR790

    Has anyone got the movement cards for these aircraft? If so, would it be possible to check if they were ever allocated to the squadron and if so in what time frame.

    Any help would be much appreciated (as always)

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    Pete
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    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    I realise this does not answer your specific aircraft numbers query, but the 1943 time frame could be right. According to Roberts the following Halifax Mk II aircraft were involved in accidents on:-

    HR780 158 Sqn 24 September 1943
    HR780 1666 HCU 09 August 1944
    HR782 502 Sqn 10 June 1944
    HR783 51 Sqn 06 August 1943
    HR785 158 Sqn 22 June 1943
    HR792 58 Sqn 13 January 1945

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    Hi Pete

    Air-Britain's RAF A/c Serials HA100-HZ999 lists all those five a/c as being with 51 Sqn (only).

    Ian

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    Thanks for the responses, which tie in with my thinking; I will now have to see if I can establish their actual serials.

    Regards (and thanks again)

    Pete
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    Hi Pete

    Could 35 have somehow borrowed the a/c from 51?

    Ian

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    Ian

    I will have to do more research on these serials; I will investigate whether they could have been borrowed for specific operations.

    Regards

    Pete
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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