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    Default ORB 37, 40, 70 or 104 Squadrons request...

    Could I respectfully impose upon those who might have a copy or access to any of these squadron ORB's to look up something for me? These four squadrons were part of 205 Group in Italy, all were at some point based at Cerignola, Foggia or Tortorella from 1943 to 1945. I am looking for ANY reference to Polish military personnel used as skilled labor in the maintenance & repair of Wellingtons in Italy.

    Thanks in advance for your patience.

    Chris...............

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    Chris,
    You will not find anything in the ORB's for what you are after, you will need to look at Maintenance Unit records books for that, possibly 119MU which covered Italy/Sicily
    Alan
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    Thanks for that Alan

    Thought I had found all the known MU's in Italy. I skipped over "AIR 29/1046 No. 119, Shaibah 1941 Oct.-1945 June" because 'Shaibah' was in Iraq. Am learning not all titles reflect locations. Would you know of others that delt with these squadrons or were located at the same airfield, I also have a list of Mu's and RSU's in Italy.

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    Chris,
    No need to thank me, i put the wrong MU down, i meant 121MU, AIR29/1047.

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    Default No worries

    Hey Alan
    Your correction still helps, MU 121 was on my list but I had no sense of it's association to those squadrons only that it spent time in Italy.

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    Hello,

    I have a question regarding the MU's after reading this post.
    Our foundation excavated a Spitfire MkIX engine (RR66) in 2005. We are still not able to identify this a/c. However we did find the engine number. From the Rolls Royce Heritage Trust we received the following: Our engine was delivered as a spare engine to No. 7 Maintenance Unit on March 15, 1944 and not fitted to a new airframe from factory. Would it be possible to find information in the Maintenance Record Books, mentioned in this post, to which aircraft this engine was fitted?

    Kind regards,
    Sander

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