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    Default Liberator B VIII S for Sugar (Shooting Star) - 614 Squadron 44/45 - serial no.?

    Hi all

    Looking for the serial no. of the above a/c please?

    Thanks in advance of any help.


    Nick

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    From a quick scan of Oughton's "The Liberator in Royal Air Force and Commonwealth Service", I can only see two Liberator B VIII's being listed/allocated to 614 Squadron these are:

    KL608 ex 44-50001 Mcn 46-1 to ME arrr Maison Blanche 15.05.45, 614 Sqd; 214 Sqd; to UK; Lockheed, Renfrew 10.45 for conversion to c VIII troop transport: 1 TAMU 27.10.45 for conversion completion: Tempsford - SAL, Prestwick 30.11.45 for trial installation of new mods; retd 1 TAMU 3.09.46; 51 MU 09.46; SOC 11.11.47

    KL609 ex 44-49931 Mcn 46-1 to ME arr Maison Blanche 4.05.45, 614 Sqd; re-allocated to India 23.08.45 355 Sqd; SOC 11.04.46
    Unfortunately Oughton doesn't list individual ID's for these aircraft; Not sure if this will help

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    Hello,

    A possibility for your 614 Sqn Liberator B.VIII "S" Shooting Star:

    KH369 - B.VIII; ex-44-44240; dld Dorval 23.11.44;to ME; arr Maison Blanche 29.11.44; 614 Sqn [S]; 214 Sqn [S]; to UK 10.1.46; 61 MU; SOC 28.11.46

    See: A-B's, The Liberator in RAF and Commonwealth Service/Oughton, Hamlin & Thomas,p.215.

    Col.

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    Thank you pzulba, Bruggy, will review these.

    Best


    Nick

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    Hello Nick,
    AB's KA100-KZ999 has many more Liberator serial numbers linked to 614.
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    A quick look at the December 44 ORB shows at least six Liberator VIIIs on squadron then,

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    614 had over 50 Libs that were operational.

    Realise it's a needle in haystack - was throwing it out there on the off-chance.

    Thanks again!

    Nick

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