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    Default 16 OTU September 1943 Wellington information request

    Hello,

    i am continuing on my research of my uncle WOII James C HORNE RCAF. I'm looking into his time with 16 OTU Barford St. John and in particular his nickel flight to Tours, 26 September 1943.

    My uncle's log book lists 25 flights on Wellingtons during his posting there, along with a number for each aircraft. I am wondering if anyone can identify Wellington "253" from that time period. Would that be a complete serial number? What were the squadron code letters for 16 OTU?

    thanks in advance,

    Kenny Horne
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    Last edited by Kenny Horne; 28th November 2015 at 23:55.

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    Hello Kenny,

    One possibility for your Wellington "253", would be Wellington III BK253 - 16 OTU - Struck Off Charge 29.1.45.

    See: A-B's RAF Aircraft BA100 to BZ999/60.

    At various times, No.16 OTU used the code letters - "GA". "JS" and "XG".

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 29th November 2015 at 00:04.

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    Thanks Col,

    I'll have to grab a copy of that book. My library is growing nicely. Hope my wife doesn't get too angry :-)

    Kenny

    any chance anyone might have a copy with details of this a/c?
    Last edited by Kenny Horne; 29th November 2015 at 02:46.

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