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    MH842 IX CBAF M63 39MU 1-10-43 405ARF 11-10-43 403S 22-10-43 [65S Missing from day intruder to Brussels 3-1-44] 302S stalled on finals crashed Deanland Wood Sussex 7-4-44
    Does this means that there were two aircraft with the same serial number ?

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    Hello Alain,

    HH842 was a Hotspur II Glider.
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    MH842 was Spitfire IX

    Air Brit MA100-MZ999 has for MH842 -
    403/65
    Missing from day intruder to Brussels 3.1.44.

    Spitfire the History has for MH842 -
    39MU 1-10-43;405 ARF 11-10; 403 Sqn 22-10;302 Sqn Std on finals cd Deanland Wood Sussex 7-4-44.

    FCWD vol 4 has 65 Sqdn as 2 MIA for 3rd January 1944.
    and for 7th April 1944 has 302 Sqn 2 Cat E -2 WIA.

    Well spotted - Odd?
    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 27th October 2008 at 14:49.

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    Hi Alex ,

    Thanks for the help , so what do you think happened with MH-842 ?

    Alain

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    A look through my records shows that the 2 65 Sqn machines lost on 3-1-44 were
    MA835 - F/Sgt WT WHITMORE killed
    MA847 - F/O PF WATERMAN (RCAF) PoW - But some records have this loss occuring the day before

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alain12 View Post
    so what do you think happened with MH-842 ?
    MH842 WX-H crashed at Deanland and was SOC. The pilot, Sgt Wladyslaw Pilarek was seriously wounded and did not return to operational flying.

    The 65 Sqn 'MH842' must have been a misspelling for MA847, not unlikely in carelessly handwritten documents.

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    Thanks

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    Hello,

    Thank you Paul and Voytech for the explanation and pilots names.

    Something else cleared up, good job that Alain asked about MH842.

    Well done

    Alex

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