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    Hi all, friend of mine is looking for any information of Martin Mariner in the RCAF service.
    His research shows RCAF serial 649 and possibly one more.
    Our late colleague Bill has gap for 648 + 649 so I suppose it may be those two serials:
    http://www.rwrwalker.ca/RCAF_601_650_detailed.htm
    Any information or photos would be much appreciated.

    TIA

    Pavel
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    G'day Pavel

    The only Martin-built aircraft the RCAF used was the Martin Baltimore Mk. III s/n FA187.

    Cheers...Chris

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    Hi Pavel:

    Adding to Chris's feedback, there's nothing in the Meekcoms (Air-Britain), Pearcy and Butler books on Lend-Lease re Mariners being allocated to the RCAF.

    Apparently the Royal Australian Air Force received 12 ex-USN examples.

    Robert

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    Hi Chris and Robert,

    sorry for long delay in my reply but I have somehow missed your replies.
    Meanwhile I got some additional info - this information comes from Log Book of Czech navigator attached to No. 145 (BR) Squadron in January-February 1944.
    The aircraft should be "Mariner 649/S".

    I have checked the ORB (C-12257 No. 145 (BR) Squadron, Torbay, Dartmouth March 1943-June 1945) and nothing about this type, only Venturas at the time...

    Pavel
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