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    Default Wellington 1c R3222, 99 Sqn, April 1941 - individual letter?

    Hello everyone

    I'm trying to track down the indivdual code letter for this Wellington of 99 Sqn. It was flown by P/O William Michael Dixon on April 4th 1941 on an attack on the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau at Brest, for which Dixon was awarded the D.F.C. The ORB Form 541 only has the serial, no code letter.

    Still with 99 Squadron, R3222 later went missing on October 20th 1941 on an Op to Bremen, with the loss of its crew.

    Many thanks,

    Regards

    Simon

    EDIT

    There's a photo of Dixon in front of a Wellington with a small piece of nose art here:

    http://www.rquirk.com/Behague/dixon.htm

    Looks like a Harlequin figure, or maybe Mr Punch?
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    Hi Simon,

    According to the appendices of ORB 3 Group, R3222 had radioletter 'R'. It is however not sure if the Wimpy had the same radioletter 6 months earlier.

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    Thank you for the reply Hans, much appreciated. Do you have the date for this entry in the appendices? Is it linked to its loss in October?

    Regards

    Simon

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    Hello ,

    According the file from Sgt Faunt LG 402649 in the australain achive the aircraft went missing during a raid on Antwerp Belgium.

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    Thanks Alain

    Just another snippet - I came across that nose art again in Chas Bowyer's Wellington at War, which I've scanned:

    http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u...l.jpg~original

    Is that really a tail turret as the caption states, or the same nose turret in the photo featuring Dixon?

    Regards

    Simon

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