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    I have been doing some work on 78 Squadron Halifax serial numbers and the associated Squadron identification letters and the operations each airframe completed, which has led me to wonder which Squadrons, if any, had any aircraft which came anywhere close to 158 Sqn's Friday the 13th with a total of 128 completed ops. I have a few so far from 78 Squadron which have about half that number (Im only half way through 1944 at the moment). Does anyone know if there is a list anywhere of high scoring Halibags?

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    Daz

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    G'day Daz

    Halifax B. Mk. III s/n LV917
    No. 158 (B) Squadron
    Coded T then H and later C
    99 Ops
    Named 'Clueless'

    Halifax B. Mk. III s/n LV937
    No. 578 (B) Squadron
    Coded X and later R

    It also was flown by No. 51 (B) Squadron
    coded J then M and later E
    At least 100 ops between the two squadrons

    Halifax B. Mk. III s/n LW587
    No. 578 (B) Squadron
    coded V and later A
    104 Ops

    Halifax B. Mk. III s/n MZ527
    No. 578 (B) Squadron
    coded W later D
    105 ops

    NOTE: Both of these Halibags did their 100th op together against Kamen on the night of 3/4 March, 1945. LW587 was scrapped in 1946 while MZ527 was struck off charge in April, 1945

    Cheers...Chris

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    Hello,

    Other high-tally Halifaxes:

    LV920 - 158 Sqn - 94 Ops FTR 20/21-2-1945

    LW172 - 466 Sqn RAAF - 97 Ops - Cr. 8/9-4-1945

    Col.

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    Chris, Col

    Many thanks, some high scores there, I'm still working on 78 Sqn aircraft and have one which is on 76 ops as at Sept 44, so it might make the 100 area.

    Daz

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