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    Merlin X ????? / A120601 Whitley II N1387 Accident 1940-04-17
    Merlin X ????? / A120820 Whitley II N1387 Accident 1940-04-17

    Merlin X ????? / A120697 Whitley II K9050 Accident 1940-04-25

    Merlin X ????? / A120734 Whitley II N1368 Accident 1940-04-02
    Merlin X ????? / A120738 Whitley II N1368 Accident 1940-04-02


    Merlin X ????? / A128216 Whitley II K9016 Accident 1940-10-03
    Merlin X ????? / A128229 Whitley II K9030 Accident 1939-09-16
    Merlin X ????? / A128230 Whitley II K9019 Accident 1939-07-14
    Merlin X ????? / A128230 Whitley II K9045 Accident 1940-10-03
    Merlin X ????? / A128232 Whitley II K9019 Accident 1939-07-14
    Merlin X ????? / A128282 Whitley II K9045 Accident 1940-10-03
    Merlin X ????? / A128230 Whitley II K9019 Accident 1939-07-14
    Merlin X ????? / A128233 Whitley II K9032 Accident 1940-04-07
    Merlin X ????? / A128235 Whitley II K9042 Accident 1939-12-09
    Merlin X ????? / A128237 Whitley II K9032 Accident 1940-04-07
    Merlin X ????? / A128244 Whitley II K9022 Accident 1940-03-03
    Merlin X ????? / A128251 Whitley II K9022 Accident 1940-03-03
    Merlin X ????? / A128252 Whitley II K9026 Accident 1940-03-02
    Merlin X ????? / A128253 Whitley II K9021 Accident 1939-11-08
    Merlin X ????? / A128258 Whitley II K9021 Accident 1939-11-08
    Merlin X ????? / A128262 Whitley II K9026 Accident 1940-03-02

    Merlin X ????? / A136828 Whitley II N1504 Accident 1940-10-07
    Merlin X ????? / A136852 Whitley II N1504 Accident 1940-10-07

    Merlin X ????? / A136855 Whitley II N1520 Accident 1940-05-01
    Merlin X ????? / A136869 Whitley II N1520 Accident 1940-05-01

    Merlin X ????? / A136878 Whitley II N1526 Accident 1940-10-11
    Merlin X ????? / A136908 Whitley II N1526 Accident 1940-10-11

    Merlin XII 11723 / A140950 Spitfire P7386

    Merlin III 13769 / A143668 Spitfire P9374

    Merlin III 19407 / A144641 ? Contract No 974105/38 (1938), and also an order No 4950,

    Merlin XX 29993 / A189625 Hurricane IIc LB800 Accident 1945-06-02

    Merlin III 30363 / Axxxxxx Spitfire X4276

    Merlin XX xxxxx / A219506 Lancaster L7538 TOC 24-12-41 Incident Date 20 Feb 1942
    Merlin XX xxxxx / A219976 Lancaster L7535 TOC 15-12-41 Incident Date 24 Jan 1942
    Merlin XX 42639 / A219867 Hurricane 11b India (Moradabad) - manufactured at Glasgow 10/11/1941 it was despatched to an unknown destination on the 17/11/1941 and later recorded as written off
    Merlin XX xxxxx / A242414 Lancaster L7535 TOC 15-12-41 Incident Date 24 Jan 1942

    Merlin XX xxxxx / A242180 Lancaster L7542 TOC 11-01-42 Incident Date 7 Feb 1942
    Merlin XX xxxxx / A242265 Lancaster L7542 TOC 11-01-42 Incident Date 7 Feb 1942
    Merlin XX xxxxx / A250510 Lancaster L7542 TOC 11-01-42 Incident Date 7 Feb 1942
    Merlin XX xxxxx / A250592 Lancaster L7538 TOC 24-12-41 Incident Date 20 Feb 1942
    Merlin XX xxxxx / A250598 Lancaster L7538 TOc 24-12-41 Incident Date 20 Feb 1942
    Merlin XX xxxxx / A252355 Lancaster L7538 TOC 24-12-41 Incident Date 20 Feb 1942
    Merlin XX xxxxx / A254833 Lancaster L7542 TOC 11-01-42 Incident Date 7 Feb 1942

    Merlin XX 57063 / A276444 Hurricane IIc ??361 - Accident 1945-09-19

    Merlin XLV 67319 / A280002 Spifire ?

    Merlin XX 83467 / A336695 Hurricane IIc BN563 Install Date 15-3-45 - Accident 25-6-45

    Merlin XX 96971 / A350233 Hurricane IIc KZ486 Accident 1944-11-08

    Merlin XX 103419 / A351457 Hurricane IIc LB606 Accident 1944-05-05
    Merlin XX 103444 / A351468 Hurricane IIc LB720 Accident 1944-06-15 (Switched Numbers on Card)
    Merlin XX 104025 / A351760 Hurricane IIc LB935 Accident 1945-02-18 (Switched Numbers on Card)

    Merlin XX 100552 / A393071 Hurricane IIc ??672 Accident 1945-08-28 Install Date 1945-02-15 (Out of Sequence Different Factory?)

    Merlin XX 137065 / A415871 Hurricane IIc LD723 Accident 1944-08-25
    Merlin XX 13821x / A416749 Hurricane IIc LE346 Accident 1944-07-13 (Missing a Digit)
    Merlin XX 140531 / A417604 Hurricane IIc LE807 Accident 1944-11-28

    Merlin XX ?????? / A417917 Hurricane IIc LE950 Accident 1945-02-17

    Merlin 66 xxxxxx A445219 Spitfire JF840 LF.VIII.

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    Two of my posts have been deleted from this thread, referring to David's link (https://imgur.com/gallery/MW6t5kE) , along with one of David's and one of Jim's (Cave). Could I ask where they've gone, and why?

    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyffe View Post
    Two of my posts have been deleted from this thread, referring to David's link (https://imgur.com/gallery/MW6t5kE) , along with one of David's and one of Jim's (Cave). Could I ask where they've gone, and why?

    Brian


    I have no idea Brian...

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    Merlin X ????? / A120601 Whitley II N1387 Accident 1940-04-17
    Merlin X ????? / A120820 Whitley II N1387 Accident 1940-04-17

    Merlin X ????? / A120697 Whitley II K9050 Accident 1940-04-25

    Merlin X ????? / A120734 Whitley II N1368 Accident 1940-04-02
    Merlin X ????? / A120738 Whitley II N1368 Accident 1940-04-02


    Merlin X ????? / A128216 Whitley II K9016 Accident 1940-10-03
    Merlin X ????? / A128229 Whitley II K9030 Accident 1939-09-16
    Merlin X ????? / A128230 Whitley II K9019 Accident 1939-07-14
    Merlin X ????? / A128230 Whitley II K9045 Accident 1940-10-03
    Merlin X ????? / A128232 Whitley II K9019 Accident 1939-07-14
    Merlin X ????? / A128282 Whitley II K9045 Accident 1940-10-03
    Merlin X ????? / A128230 Whitley II K9019 Accident 1939-07-14
    Merlin X ????? / A128233 Whitley II K9032 Accident 1940-04-07
    Merlin X ????? / A128235 Whitley II K9042 Accident 1939-12-09
    Merlin X ????? / A128237 Whitley II K9032 Accident 1940-04-07
    Merlin X ????? / A128244 Whitley II K9022 Accident 1940-03-03
    Merlin X ????? / A128251 Whitley II K9022 Accident 1940-03-03
    Merlin X ????? / A128252 Whitley II K9026 Accident 1940-03-02
    Merlin X ????? / A128253 Whitley II K9021 Accident 1939-11-08
    Merlin X ????? / A128258 Whitley II K9021 Accident 1939-11-08
    Merlin X ????? / A128262 Whitley II K9026 Accident 1940-03-02

    Merlin X ????? / A136828 Whitley II N1504 Accident 1940-10-07
    Merlin X ????? / A136852 Whitley II N1504 Accident 1940-10-07

    Merlin X ????? / A136855 Whitley II N1520 Accident 1940-05-01
    Merlin X ????? / A136869 Whitley II N1520 Accident 1940-05-01

    Merlin X ????? / A136878 Whitley II N1526 Accident 1940-10-11
    Merlin X ????? / A136908 Whitley II N1526 Accident 1940-10-11

    Merlin XII 11723 / A140950 Spitfire P7386
    Merlin XII / A141760 Spitfire P7883 6MU 1-2-41 152S 5-3-41 611S 14-3-41 308S 26-5-41 19S 15-8-41 CAC on FF 21-8-41 234S 21-8-41 152S 7-9-41 74S 28-9-41 61OTU 5-5-42 53OTU 2-2-43 flew into hill nr Chapel-en-le-Frith Derbys CE 10-12-43
    Merlin III 13769 / A143668 Spitfire P9374



    Merlin III 19407 / A144641 ? Contract No 974105/38 (1938), and also an order No 4950,

    Merlin XX 29993 / A189625 Hurricane IIc LB800 Accident 1945-06-02

    Merlin III 30363 / Axxxxxx Spitfire X4276
    Merlin III 31215 / Axxxxxx Spitfire K9876 FF 23-2-39 (EA MII) 74S 1-3-39 AST 18-10-39 5OTU 4-6-40 7OTU 13-8-40 FAC2 14-8-40 610S 15-10-40 602S 14-12-40 57OTU 4-2-41 GAL 12-5-41 PPSM 27-4-42 new eng Cv VI AAEE 7-42 diving trials 45SLG 24-8-42 76MU 3-10-42 Tarantia 8-11-42 Port Sudan 29-1-43 Middle East 31-3-43 to 4384M


    Merlin 45 ?????? / A218098 Spitfire BL686 24MU 9-1-42 19S 25-2-42 611S 12-2-43 FAAC 27-4-43 ros 403S 26-5-43 411S 4-9-43 341S 17-10-43 453S 27-10-43 FAAC 7-11-43 ros 602S 25-1-44 FACE 7-3-44 57OTU 7-12-44 u/c leg collapsed while taxying Eshott FAAC 27-2-45 SOC CE 12-3-45
    Merlin 45 ?????? / A218303 Spitfire BM493 FF 17-4-42 M46 37MU 26-4-42 122S 6-5-42 52OTU 26-1-43 FAA 27-2-43 AST M45M install 602S 'LO-S' 13-5-43 504S 10-10-43 CB ops 3-12-43 Scottish Aviation 118S 28-4-44 CB ops 2-6-44 501S 15-8-44 61OTU 12-1-45 u/c jammed bellylanded at Rednal FAAC 20-2-45 recat E SOC 30-3-45

    Merlin 45 21849 / A21849x Spitfire ER891 46MU 6-11-42 222MU 28-11-42 Empire Clive 18-12-42 Takoradi 23-1-43 Middle East 9-2-43 NWAfricanAF 1-11-43 Hit truck on take-off Foggia 14-12-43 [SOC 31-8-44]

    Merlin XX xxxxx / A219506 Lancaster L7538 TOC 24-12-41 Incident Date 20 Feb 1942
    Merlin XX xxxxx / A219976 Lancaster L7535 TOC 15-12-41 Incident Date 24 Jan 1942
    Merlin XX 42639 / A219867 Hurricane 11b India (Moradabad) - manufactured at Glasgow 10/11/1941 it was despatched to an unknown destination on the 17/11/1941 and later recorded as written off
    Merlin XX xxxxx / A242414 Lancaster L7535 TOC 15-12-41 Incident Date 24 Jan 1942

    Merlin XII 50810 / A?????? Spitfire P8540 39MU 26-6-41 315S 2-8-41 132S 20-11-41 52OTU 8-4-42 13GCF 26-8-43 FAAC 3-12-43 ros Scottish Aviation 25-7-44 recat E SOC 16-8-44

    Merlin XX xxxxx / A242180 Lancaster L7542 TOC 11-01-42 Incident Date 7 Feb 1942
    Merlin XX xxxxx / A242265 Lancaster L7542 TOC 11-01-42 Incident Date 7 Feb 1942
    Merlin XX xxxxx / A250510 Lancaster L7542 TOC 11-01-42 Incident Date 7 Feb 1942
    Merlin XX xxxxx / A250592 Lancaster L7538 TOC 24-12-41 Incident Date 20 Feb 1942
    Merlin XX xxxxx / A250598 Lancaster L7538 TOc 24-12-41 Incident Date 20 Feb 1942
    Merlin XX xxxxx / A252355 Lancaster L7538 TOC 24-12-41 Incident Date 20 Feb 1942
    Merlin XX xxxxx / A254833 Lancaster L7542 TOC 11-01-42 Incident Date 7 Feb 1942

    Merlin XX 57063 / A276444 Hurricane IIc ??361 - Accident 1945-09-19


    Merlin 45 ????? / A279695 Spifire V W3507 FF 21-6-41 37MU 28-6-41 315S 30-8-41 ASTH 14-2-42 317S 5-9-42 FACB 7-4-43 VASM 28-6-43 fuel syst mods MkIII IFF bomb carrier 316S 18-12-43 FAAC 31-12-43 ros 129S 4-3-44 61OTU 28-9-44 sold scrap J.Dale 8-7-48
    Merlin 45 ????? / A279890 Spifire Vc AB512 Special FF 31-1-42 5MU 13-2-42 66S 8-3-42 VASM 6-5-43 mods 315S 1-7-43 611S 6-7-43 heavy landing cartwheeled Coltishall CE 31-12-43 FH388.45
    Merlin 45 ????? / A279995 Spifire ? BL905 6MU 16-2-42 scheduled Cv Seafire-Ib cancel 154S 12-6-42 CA ops 21-6-42 340S 20-7-42 41S 20-11-42 VASM 19-6-43 fuel syst and rud mods 302S 21-8-43 306S 3-10-43 Engine cut crashed in forced landing 2m S of Borth Cardigan FACB 28-12-43 recat CE 16-1-44
    Merlin XLV 67319 / A280002 Spitfire V?
    Merlin 45M ????? / A280142 Spitfire VB EP171 9MU 3-6-42 308S 8-7-42 340S 28-9-43 485S 11-11-43 VASM 17-3-44 fuel syst and Basta mods FRU 16-3-44 ? 276S 2-11-44 SOC 29-11-45
    Merlin 45M ????? / A280381 Spitfire Vb BM642 Accident 43-12-06 9MU 23-4-42 485S 30-5-42 Westland 14-3-43 602S 31-5-43 504S 10-10-43 FACE 6-12-43 57OTU 17-8-44 SOC 29-8-45
    Merlin 45 ????? / A280562 Spitfire BL887 -- 37MU 10-2-42 417S 13-3-42 416S 6-4-42 602S 15-7-42 164S 11-9-42 341S 21-2-43 340S 23-3-43 504S 20-12-43 head on collision with P8785 crashed nr Hatton Aberdeen CE 28-12-43 FH491.05
    Merlin 45 ????? / A280574 Spitfire Vb EN783 Accident 43-12-03 12MU 30-4-42 610S 21-5-42 308S 15-7-42 309S 24-8-42 71S 12-8-42 ? 334USAAF 1-10-42 AST M46 install 30-3-43 VASM 26-6-43 fuel syst mods 66S 3-11-43 340S 'GW-W' 15-11-43 CAC ops 7-12-43 1TEU 16-6-44 57OTU 12-9-44 engine failed takeoff wheels up landing nr Felton Northumberland CE 2-5-45 SOC 30-5-45
    Merlin 45 ????? / A280600 Spitfire Vc ER549 Accident 43-12-03 2 RSU 12MU 21-9-42 82MU 1-10-42 Paribonga 30-10-42 Takoradi Middle East 16-12-42 Malta Sicily 1-8-43 NAfrica 30-11-43 SOC 26-4-45
    Merlin 45M ????? / A280630 Spitfire Vc AR604 6MU 1-2-41 M46 152S 5-3-41 611S 14-3-41 308S 26-5-41 19S 15-8-41 CAC on FF 21-8-41 234S 21-8-41 152S 7-9-41 74S 28-9-41 61OTU 5-5-42 53OTU 2-2-43 flew into hill nr Chapel-en-le-Frith Derbys CE 10-12-43
    Merlin 45M ????? / A280632 Spitfire Vc AB205 Accident 43-12-10 FF 13-12-41 CRD VA 13-12-41 778S 24-1-42 AST Cv Seafire-Ib reserialled ? 'A' Flt RAE 14-1-43 Catapult trials. Replacement for AB986 3-43 land flaps at different settings for takeoff 4-43 clear vision cockpit trials Worthy Down 778S Crail pneumatic failure overshot landing Cat Y1 20-12-43 (Lt JW Hancock) RAE 1-44 positional error 6-44 braking tail parachute
    Merlin 45 ????? / A280713 Spitfire P8785 -- 37MU 19-7-41 ros 4-8-41 266S 26-9-41 154S 12-3-42 CB 22-4-42 VASM 3-9-42 fuel syst mods 602S 17-7-43 504S 10-10-43 head on collision with BL887 crashed nr Hatton Aberdeen CE 28-12-43 FH392.45
    Merlin 45M ????? / A280995 Spitfire Vb EE660 Accident 14-12-43 39MU 12-10-42 504S 19-10-42 CRD DeH 9-1-43 M45M install AST 5-5-43 308S 20-7-43 322S 22-7-43 349S 'GE-Z' 29-10-43 CB ops 14-12-43 611S 27-5-44 53OTU 6-8-44 SOC 28-8-45

    Merlin 45 ????? / A21849x Spitfire Vb ER891 Accident 43-12-04 (Missing a Digit) 46MU 6-11-42 222MU 28-11-42 Empire Clive 18-12-42 Takoradi 23-1-43 Middle East 9-2-43 NWAfricanAF 1-11-43 Hit truck on take-off Foggia 14-12-43 [SOC 31-8-44]
    Merlin 45M ????? / A218098 Spitfire Vb BL686 Accident 43-12-07 24MU 9-1-42 19S 25-2-42 611S 12-2-43 FAAC 27-4-43 ros 403S 26-5-43 411S 4-9-43 341S 17-10-43 453S 27-10-43 FAAC 7-11-43


    Merlin XX 78759 / A344504 Spitfire JG787 Accident 1943-12-27

    Merlin 46 39247 / A?39742 Spitfire Vb AD457 37MU 31-10-41 610S 'DW-Z' 7-12-41 AST 17-7-42 421S 24-1-43 412S 3-2-43 FAAC 23-3-43 ros 317S 8-5-43 412S 29-6-43 303S 3-12-43 FTR believed hit high ground on training flight from Ballyhalbert 29-12-43

    Merlin 46 ????? / A339742 Spitfire Vb AA839 Accident 43-12-03
    Merlin ?? 80149 / A?????? Spitfire Vc BR294 Accident 18-12-43
    Merlin XX 83467 / A336695 Hurricane IIc BN563 Install Date 15-3-45 - Accident 25-6-45

    Merlin 56 92451 / A340481 Spitfire Vc EE806 Accident 1943-12-29
    Merlin 46 92579 / Axxxxxx Spitfire V JK384 Accident 1943-12-21 46MU 3-2-43 215MU 15-2-43 Fort La Mourne 18-3-43 Takoradi 20-4-43 Middle East 4-6-43 Swung on landing and overturned Petah Tiqva 21-12-43 SOC 1-2-44
    Merlin 92863 / Axxxxxx Spitfire Vc AR497 Accident 1943-12-20
    Merlin 45 94299 / A?????? Spitfire V JK228 33MU 9-2-43 76MU 25-2-43 Harpolycus 22-3-43 Casablanca 6-4-43 NWAfrica 30-4-43 Engine cut crashed in forced landing Catalina 21-11-43 [6-12-43]
    Merlin XX 96971 / A350233 Hurricane IIc KZ486 Accident 1944-11-08

    Merlin XX 103419 / A351457 Hurricane IIc LB606 Accident 1944-05-05
    Merlin XX 103444 / A351468 Hurricane IIc LB720 Accident 1944-06-15 (Switched Numbers on Card)
    Merlin XX 104025 / A351760 Hurricane IIc LB935 Accident 1945-02-18 (Switched Numbers on Card)

    Merlin XX 100552 / A393071 Hurricane IIc ??672 Accident 1945-08-28 Install Date 1945-02-15 (Out of Sequence Different Factory?)

    Merlix 63 108849 / A352686 Spitfire IX MA224

    Merlin 64 111463 / A?????? Spitfire VII MB762 FF 12-7-43 39MU 16-7-43 ros 5-8-43 405ARF 1-9-43 616S 28-9-43 Flew into hill Dinmore Hill Hereford CAC 21-1-44 [29-6-44]

    Merlin XX 137065 / A415871 Hurricane IIc LD723 Accident 1944-08-25
    Merlin XX 13821x / A416749 Hurricane IIc LE346 Accident 1944-07-13 (Missing a Digit)
    Merlin XX 140531 / A417604 Hurricane IIc LE807 Accident 1944-11-28

    Merlin XX ?????? / A417917 Hurricane IIc LE950 Accident 1945-02-17



    Merlin 66 xxxxxx / A445219 Spitfire JF840 LF.VIII
    Merlin 66 156525 / A?????? Spitfire VIII J?759 Accident 1943-12-12
    Merlin 46 157861 / A445241 Spitfire MJ122

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    Paul, My eyes nearly popped out of my head when I spotted 67319 - A280002 in the listing...

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    https://imgur.com/gallery/vW9hE4s

    I have a question.

    What is the purpose of the ID plate on the right. I make the text out to read...

    PIPING ORDER


    A UNIT - X426X
    B UNIT - 63514

    (A UNIT. 1st X Could be a digit 1 - 2nd X Possible Digit)

    I have requested clearer pictures from the guys in Normandy.

    Can anybody tell me what this data indicates.

    Thank you

    David

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    https://imgur.com/gallery/dFEddvw

    These artifacts were retrieved along with the engine.

    Does anybody know if they had serial numbers that could possibly be traced.

    Just a thought...

    David

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    Default Re: Spitfire Located in Normandy

    Does anybody know if there are complete listings of the ‘contract’ numbers.

    If so, where can I find them.

    A 280002


    Thank you

    David

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    Default Re: Spitfire Located in Normandy

    It's Firing Order.. specifies sequence of the cylinders firing

    Added Later:

    FIRING ORDER
    A UNIT - 1 4 2 6 3 5
    B UNIT - 6 3 5 1 4 2
    Last edited by Jagan; 10th April 2021 at 03:24.

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    Default Re: Spitfire Located in Normandy

    Quote Originally Posted by Jagan View Post
    It's Firing Order.. specifies sequence of the cylinders firing

    Thank you Jagan

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