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    Default Records for No. 5 Maintenance Unit - Summer 1944

    Does anyone know if there are any records from 5 MU available for the period August to September 1944. I am guessing that they were the unit tasked with recovering a wrecked Halifax which crashed near Cheltenham.

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    Default Re: Records for No. 5 Maintenance Unit - Summer 1944

    Hi Daz

    5 MU was an Aircraft Storage Unit in No 40 Group so wouldn't be tasked with a recovery. It would have been assigned to a MU in No 43 Group, possibly No 50 MSU at Warminster.

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    Default Re: Records for No. 5 Maintenance Unit - Summer 1944

    Daz,

    Not answering your question but is this, by any chance, in relation to the loss of MZ311 which was discussed at length not that long ago https://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sh...ght=Cheltenham.
    Brian

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    Default Re: Records for No. 5 Maintenance Unit - Summer 1944

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolm_raf View Post
    Hi Daz

    5 MU was an Aircraft Storage Unit in No 40 Group so wouldn't be tasked with a recovery. It would have been assigned to a MU in No 43 Group, possibly No 50 MSU at Warminster.

    Malcolm
    Malcolm,
    Many thanks, Iíll see if I can find them in the National Archives catalogue.
    Regards
    Daz

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    Default Re: Records for No. 5 Maintenance Unit - Summer 1944

    Quote Originally Posted by Lyffe View Post
    Daz,

    Not answering your question but is this, by any chance, in relation to the loss of MZ311 which was discussed at length not that long ago https://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sh...ght=Cheltenham.
    Brian
    Brian

    Yes it is the same aircraft. I have been interested in this crash for a number of years and always puzzled by it, as it has a lot of oddities which donít make sense. One of which is why there was no fire when the aircraft crashed, especially as it was supposed to have over 600 gallons of fuel onboard when it crashed. Hence Iíve started to look for any other reports which may give some clues to what happened.

    Iím also going to check 3 Glider Training School who were tasked with providing personnel for the Court of Inquiry.

    Regards
    Daz

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