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    Hello chaps,

    I wonder if I might be able to trouble someone for the Air Britain or otherwise histories for these two aircraft:

    Hampden AN137

    Ventura AE837

    They are mentioned on a Ferry Command Card I have for a deceased airman.
    Dennis Burke
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    Hello Dennis,

    This is taken from the second edition of AA100 to AZ999 :

    AN137 : part of a batch of 68 Hampden Is delived by Canadian Association Aircraft, Montreal, between March and May 1942. Majority retained in Canada, all built as torpedo bombers. This one : Converted Torpedo Bomber, 455 Squadron, 489 Squadron, SOC 14th May 1944.

    AE837 : There's a production batch of 188 Lockheed Ventura Is purchased in USA and delivered between April and June 1942, from AE658 toAE845. AE837 is part of a group (from AE837 to 838) diverted to SAAF on 7th August 1942.

    Hope this helps

    Joss

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    Dear Dennis
    Hampden File, Harry Moyle, ISBN 0 85130 128 2
    page142 -143
    68 Hampden Is delivered between March and May 1942 by Canadian Associated Aircraft, St Hubert, PQ

    Serial: AN137
    Units: 7 Aircraft Assembly Unit / Converted to Torpedo Bomber /455 Sq / 489 Sq
    Date: 14/5/44
    Cause: Struck off Charge

    No other details I'm afraid.
    Hope this helps
    Best wishes
    James

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    OK, thanks very much both of you, that makes sense, they'd have been ferried across the Atlantic. I was a bit confused by the Hampden, but if I'd read my copy of Robertson properly I'd have seen it was built in Canada.

    regards

    Dennis
    Dennis Burke
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