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    Default Hudson 'DX-Z'?

    Can anyone confirm the squadron operating a Hudson that appears to be marked 'DX-Z'? It's the 'D' that's in doubt - could be an 'O' or a 'Q'.
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    Rob,
    Would it be possible to send a scan for a look-see, i've got something in my head but would'nt mind a look before i commit.
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    Robert,

    Looking at the code DX and OX I can find no squadron allocated with those codes flying the Hudson, but, what I have found is that the code QX was allocated to 224 Squadron and they operated with the Hudson in various marks from May 1939 to September 1942.


    Source - RAF Squadrons - Jefford and Combat Codes - Flintham / Thomas.

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    Last edited by peter; 3rd March 2009 at 19:33.

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    Peter,
    Should've gone with my first instinct, you beat me to it, i have a partial photo of Hudson N7272 of 224sqdn which looks as though it could be QX-? but you've confirmed it.

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    Thanks all. Sounds like 'QX' it is.
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    DX was carried by 57 Squadron, 5 Group Bomber Command certainly from 1940 onwards.

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