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    Hello,

    Could someone with a copy of the latest T1000 to V9999 AB Volume, please provide me with a service history/fate of Tiger Moth II T7789.

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    Col.

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    Col,

    Tiger Moth II, T7789
    26EFTS
    Engine lost power low flying; hit tree in forced landing near Yattendon, Berks., 31.3.46

    Errol

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    Errol,

    I thank you.

    I have consulted several references, including an ancient 'T' series AB Volume and:

    http://www.dehavilland.ukf.net/_DH full prodn list.txt

    They all say pretty much the same thing. They all appear to be wrong!

    On the 31-3-1944, AUS434279 Sgt Reginald Dudley KERLE RAAF, whilst attached to 26EFTS, Theale, was slightly injured when he struck a tree and crashed at Yattendon, Berkshire. In so doing, he earned himself a fortnight's rest in the SSQ., and a severe reprimand:

    31-3-1944 - W.O.A.S at Theale on 31st March (1944) charged under A.F.A Sect.II, he carried out an unauthorised practice i.e. forced landing contrary to Station Flying Standing Orders thereby allowing his aircraft to strike a tree and crash.

    Kerle was attached to 50 Group Pool (26EFTS), 10-3-44 - 14-4-44. So there seems little doubt that T7789 was the TM involved (26EFTS was disbanded on 9-7-1945).

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 18th October 2010 at 09:00.

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