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    Default e aby typhoon crash photo R8943, which unit?

    Hi
    Currently on e bay a nice typhoon photo,
    was R8943 still with 175Sq on 13 mar 44 ? or had it gone to 247Sq ?

    http://cgi.ebay.ca/Hawker-Typhoon-Airplane-Crash-Photo-RAF-WWII-Plane_W0QQitemZ120183417756QQihZ002QQcategoryZ1564 25QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    there seems to be a faint outline of a i/d letter by the cockpit a ' U ' ?
    cheers
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    Neither, Jerry. It spent all 1943 at RAE and De Havilland on propellor trials - note four-blade prop with the early canopy - not a combination seen on production aircraft. It was with DeH when it crash-landed - location not known as contractor's accidents are not included in the Accident Cards.

    After crash-landing it was repaired by Marshall of Cambridge and was eventually issued to 175 Sqn in February 1945. After more damage it was repaired by 151 RU and issued to 247 Sqn by 12 April 45 - and was still with them when they converted to Tempest IIs at Chilbolton.
    Stored at 5 MU Kemble, SOC 15 August 46.
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    Hi Chris,
    Dooh...
    what do they say a little knowledge is dangerous, i must remember not to make assumptions, thought it was an a/c i/d letter by the cockpit, so wrongly assumed it was with a squadron.
    thanks for the info.
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    I was hoping I would just be able to look up the USAAF station ID number but Sta 309 is in a block where the location was not recorded, probably temporary accomodation. I also tried looking up the 309th Service Group but could find anything for that either.

    Interestingly the accident isn't recorded in UK Flight Testing Accidents either.
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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