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    Default DH Mosquito anomalies

    Page 66 of "Mosquito Thunder - No 105 Sqn at War 1942-1945" (Stuart R Scott, Sutton) records a sortie by a 139 Sqn crew in DZ346/XD-J.
    The serial is also given in the 139 Sqn ORB at: https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ils/r/D8388397
    However, there is no mention of this aircraft serving with 139 Sqn in either the Air-Britain serials book or at: http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/_DH9...odn%20list.txt
    where only 1655 MTU is mentioned.
    Can anyone please confirm whether this aircraft was ever with 139 Sqn?

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    Default Re: DH Mosquito anomalies

    Answering my own question, there is no official record of DZ346 being with 139 Sqn:
    http://lancasterbombersinfo.ipage.co...8-DZ360/0.html
    It was TOC by 1655CU on 8Oct42, Cat E on 31Oct42, SOC 11Nov42.
    However, all three units (105 Sqn, 139 Sqn, 1655 CU) were based at Marham, so it must be possible that a bit of "off-record" loaning between units took place.

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