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    Part of an aircraft has been washed ashore in Holland. It is reckoned to be part of a Wellington. Can anyone tell me anything about the number shown in the second photo of this article: https://www.rtvnoord.nl/nieuws/19228...enis-op-Schier

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    285 indicates that this is indeed a Wellington part, Vickers type 285.
    The various marks of Wellington had different part numbers, for example the Mark X parts commenced 440.
    However it was only the parts that made the aircraft a mark X that were coded so, all the other parts still commenced 285.
    So all that we can say is that it is a Wellington, but not which mark.

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    Default Part of Wellington washed ashore in Netherlands

    Thanks for that info, Sean.

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    Hello,
    What an amazing find.

    Full number is -
    28507-240BU.

    The stamp marking shows -
    "MELG 11"

    Anything known of a Wellington down locally ?

    Alex

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Smart View Post
    Hello,
    What an amazing find.

    Full number is -
    28507-240BU.

    The stamp marking shows -
    "MELG 11"

    Anything known of a Wellington down locally ?

    Alex
    Alex,

    When you have nothing to do for the next few minutes, maybe you could run your eyes over this:

    http://verliesregister.studiegroeplu...rea=&airfield=

    Col.

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