Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Whitley Z6978, 78 Sqn - individual letter?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Northumberland, UK
    Posts
    3,593
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 60 Times in 57 Posts

    Default Whitley Z6978, 78 Sqn - individual letter?

    Hello everyone

    I think this may be a bit of a long shot, but can anyone give an individul aircraft letter for Whitley V Z6978 of 78 Sqn, around September 1941? I've been through the 78 Sqn ORB, with no joy, and can't think of where else to look.

    The rear gunner claimed an 'He-113' over Brest on September 13/14 1941, but I can't find a combat report on the National Archives website either - the combat reports often include the aircraft letter as well as the serial.

    Many thanks,

    Regards

    Simon

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Egmond-Binnen, The Netherlands
    Posts
    289
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Hi Simon,

    According to the Form E Summaries later that month September and October 1941 the radioletter was 'E'.

    Regards,
    Hans

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Northumberland, UK
    Posts
    3,593
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 60 Times in 57 Posts

    Default

    Thank you so much Hans, that's very helpful indeed.

    Regards

    Simon

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Northumberland, UK
    Posts
    3,593
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 60 Times in 57 Posts

    Default

    A further query, if anyone can help. I'm after the code letter for Whitley Z6872, which crash landed at Middleton-St-George on the evening of August 27th 1941, returning from bombing Bruges (the alternate target - the main target was Mannheim).

    The rear gunner of Z6978, Sgt James Davidson 1113649, was also involved in this accident. He was awarded the D.F.M. in 1943, survived two operational tours, and retrained as a helicopter pilot after the war.

    Regards

    Simon

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •