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    Default Looking for info on three Miles Magisters...

    Hi all

    I'm looking for info on the following three RAF Magisters:

    L5390
    P6343
    T2392 (I know this one was w/o January 9th 1940)

    I'd like to find out with which units they served, and dates too if possible. Can anyone help?

    Many thanks in advance.

    Simon

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    Hello Simon,
    From the Air Britain Series.

    L5390 (Battle I)
    to RCAF from 11-5-1940
    BUT
    from "The Battle File"
    L5390 in Royal Australian Air Force Service.
    1 AD 29-7-40; 1 AP 4-8-40; 1 AD 22-9-40; 1 BGS 14-10-40;
    bellylanded 20-11-40; force landed when u/c would not lower 19-2-41; oleis collapsed after hitting drain on landing 21-6-41; ANA Archerfield 22-7-41; 3 AD 5-10-422; 1 AD 23-2-43; 2 BGS 5-7-43; 3 AOS 13-12-43; 6 CU 4-1-44; 14 ARD 28-4-44; SOC 14-9-44.

    P6343
    85/607
    Lost in France 5-1940

    T2392 (Blenheim IV)
    70 OTU
    Engine cut overshot emergency landing Moi, 8-4-1942.

    So only one was a Magister

    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 1st April 2009 at 13:03.

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    Oops, slip of the finger on the keyboard there!

    Thanks for the info Alex, should have read L5930 (this was the one w/o in 1940). No idea about T2392 though!

    regards

    Simon

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    I think the Air Britain entry for L5390 with the RCAF must be in error. Can't find any record of this Battle with the RCAF, under any serial number. Closest are Battles L5352 and L5412, under their RAF serials, and RCAF serials 1655 (ex L5384) and 1939 (ex L5389).

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    Hello,
    L5930
    All that Air Brit serial book has is -
    Hucknall
    Hit ditch landing in field at site of Audax crash near Uttoxeter, Staffs 9-1-40;DBR.

    Audax was I think
    K5134
    12 FTS 26-8-39; Engine cut at night; hit post in forced landing and crashed 1 mile NW of Grantham, 9-1-40; SOC2-3-40.

    Same region but a little apart so perhaps there was another Audax ?

    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 2nd April 2009 at 11:25.

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    Thank you very much for all the replies - much appreciated!

    Simon

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