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    Default DX185 surfaces again

    Could Dave(Highwayman) please get back to me, either direct at footless@mts.net
    or through this forum? In January 2006 Dave wrote:

    "Highgroundsman (0 posts) 30-Jan-06, 04:07 PM (GMT)
    4. "RE: memorial for 1664 HCU crash/Jan.31/44(Halifax DX 185)"
    Hi All,With regards to the Halifax. The serial number was actually DK185
    not DX185 the latter being a Beaufort. DK185 crashed nr Black Beck Hole,
    about 2 miles WSW of Ilkley on 31/1/44.an e-mail address for Mr Paul
    Reilly was found online and is given as: preilly@blueyonder.co.uk
    current Jan 16 2006.Regards.Dave."


    This subject has re-emerged with the circulation of a fictionalized rendition
    (British Columbia newspaper) of the Jan.31/44 crash of DK 185. In it the
    incorrect number of the Halifax(DX185) was still used(more fiction).

    However, in responding to some concerns expressed to me I passed on the information,
    as expressed by Highwayman, that in fact DX185 was a Beaufort. But I never did have Dave's
    source for this info. It was pointed out to me that DX185 may have been a Prentice
    aircraft. Dave(Highwayman) could you please respond?

    (Floyd)

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    Floyd,
    There is no recod that I can find of any Halifax carrying a DX serial. DK185 was a Mk V built by Fairey.
    Cheers, Bill.

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    Default Halifax Dk185

    Hi Floyd & Bill,

    Details on memorial for Halifax came from Rich Allenby`s site:

    http://www.allenby.info/aircraft/dk185.html

    Details on aircraft serial & location from various sources inc :

    `RAF Aircraft Serials DA100 - DZ999` J.J.Halley.

    `High Ground Wrecks` D.J.Smith.

    `Bomber Command HCUs Vol 8` W.R.Chorley.


    BTW it`s `Highgroundsman` not `Highwayman` more of a giver than a robber.

    Regards.
    Dave.

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