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    Default LV907 "Friday the Thirteenth"

    Completed 128 sorties - a record for Halifax aircraft. Has there been a detailed history of this aircraft published anywhere, perhaps in "Flypast" or "Britain at War" ? I have found a Canadian (F/L Graham Gordon) who piloted "Friday the Thirteenth" in March 1945 and wonder if any other Canadians were associated with it during its long career. Websites indicate that the original crew was chiefly British and Australian.

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    Default Re: LV907 "Friday the Thirteenth"

    Hello,

    You will find a detailed history of No.158 Squadron Halifax III LV907 in W.R. Chorley's history of No.158 Squadron.

    The book details all 128 ops flown by 'Friday the 13th', Op #, Date, Target and Pilot, ie:

    1944.
    1. - 30 Mar - Nurnberg - F/Sgt J Hitchman.

    1945.
    128. - 25 Apr - Wangerooge - F/O H Wheeler.

    See:
    In Brave Company - 158 Squadron Operations.
    Chorley,W.R.
    Salisbury:Author,1990 (2nd rev.ed.). Appendix 12.
    pp.286-9.

    Col.
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    Bless you, Colonel - if anybody knows the answer to such questions, it is you ! ! !

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    Default Re: LV907 "Friday the Thirteenth"

    Hugh,

    The RCAF members who piloted Halifax LV907 are:

    R225209 F/Sgt William DARGAVAL/DARGAVEL RCAF - 1 op.
    https://www.158squadron.co.uk/personnel/detail/545

    J27198 F/O-F/Lt Norman Graham GORDON DFC RCAF - 26 ops.
    https://www.158squadron.co.uk/personnel/detail/867

    J25972 F/O Gordon Hudson MONTGOMERY DFC RCAF - 1 op.
    https://www.158squadron.co.uk/personnel/detail/1582

    J92642 F/O Norman TILSTON DFC RCAF - 2 ops.
    https://www.158squadron.co.uk/personnel/detail/2295

    Col.
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    Default Re: LV907 "Friday the Thirteenth"

    Hi Hugh,

    I have a copy of Chorley’s book and would be happy to scan Fridays history for you.
    Contact me on harleyDOT158ATbigpondDOTcom replace the DOT & AT with the usual.

    John.

    158 Sqn Archives Team.

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