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    Default Beaufighter T.F.X LX984

    Hello All,

    Could someone with the appropriate Air Britain Serials volume, provide me with a history of Beaufighter T.F.X LX984.

    Thanks,
    Col.
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    Col, here you go:

    304 Ferry Training Unit > Aircraft Delivery Unit > Engine cut on ferry flight: bellylanded on rough ground, 20/08/43

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    Hi Niall,

    What service! Thanks. Was there a location mentioned for the bellylanding?

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    Col

    Sorry, but no location is given.

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    Niall,

    Right you are, mate. Info most helpful.

    Thanks once again.

    Col.

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    Default Beaufighter LX984

    The 304 FTU ORB (Port Ellen) refers to one of their a/c swinging and crashing on take-off on this date, crew OK, presumably at Port Ellen but does not specify LX984. It seems a reasonable tie-up.

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    Keith,

    My query was in relation to AUS409756 F/O Geoffrey Alan TAYLOR RAAF. The title description on his undigitised A705 (NAA; A705 166/39/115), shows a corrupt Beaufighter serial, ie LVEX984, which I took to read LX984. The date/location of the incident is given as 20-8-43/Middle East.

    I will need to get Taylor's A705 digitised to clear it up.

    Thanks for your help,
    Col.

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    Default Re: Beaufighter T.F.X LX984

    Quote Originally Posted by COL BRUGGY View Post
    Keith,

    My query was in relation to AUS409756 F/O Geoffrey Alan TAYLOR RAAF. The title description on his undigitised A705 (NAA; A705 166/39/115), shows a corrupt Beaufighter serial, ie LVEX984, which I took to read LX984. The date/location of the incident is given as 20-8-43/Middle East.

    I will need to get Taylor's A705 digitised to clear it up.

    Thanks for your help,
    Col.
    Hi Col, I know it was a long time ago(!) but was this one ever cleared up? viz. was serial LX984 and location of crash?
    Thanks

    Keith

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    Default Re: Beaufighter T.F.X LX984

    Hello Keith,

    The accident to ADU Beaufighter X LX984, definitely occurred in the Middle East (no precise location known). P/O Geoffrey Alan TAYLOR RAAF, suffered abrasions to his right leg. The incident is mentioned in Daily Casualty Record 237/43, the reporting authority was No.22 Personnel Transit Centre, Almaza, 16/43. Taylor was only kept in the SSQ for a couple of days, and later moved on to No.252 Sqn (M.E.).

    See: Taylor's digitised A9300 - https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/Sear...aspx?B=5241527

    Col.
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    Default Re: Beaufighter T.F.X LX984

    Hi Col,

    Many thanks for this. In his digitised A9300, at p38, there is a letter dated 19 May 1944 to the RAAF Director of Postings regarding the findings of an Aircrew Re-selection Board. The letter states that F/S G A Taylor ferried a Beaufighter to the Middle East during which he crashed at Marble Arch on 20 August 1943.

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    Keith

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