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No.129 Sqn RAF - Squadron Details - Aviation Directory

No.129 Sqn RAF


Name : No.129 Sqn RAF
Founded : 1st March 1918
Disbanded : 1st September 1946
Country : UK
Fate : Disbanded 1st September 1946
More Details : Mysore

I will defend the right
Known Code Letters : , DV,

Flew Mustangs from April 1944.

Known Service Details :

Pilot or Aircrew

Rank

Start of Service

End of Service

Known Dates

Aircraft

Airframes

Notes

Robert James (Dickie) Abrahams

September 1941

January 1942

He commanded 129 Squadron from September 1941 – January 1942, when he was posted to Air Ministry (Directorate of Plans)

Dennis Armitage

unknown

unknown

Pilots and Aircrew for : No.129 Sqn RAF
A list of all aircrew from our database who are associated with this squadron. A profile page is available by clicking their name.
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Abrahams, Robert James (Dickie)
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Abrahams, Robert James (Dickie)

Abrahams received a short service commission on 27 January 1936, being confirmed in this rank a year later. He was posted to the staff of HQ, Middle East. On 27 July 1938 he was promoted to Flying Officer. Abrahams was posted to 112 Squadron on 29 August 1940. On the 20th November 1940 durinjg combat with the 9o Gruppo’s attention focused elsewhere, the 112 Squadron’s Gladiators intervened and managed to surprise the Italian formation over Sidi Barrani. They claimed eight of the Fiats without losses. All of the six pilots made claims and Flight Lieutenant Abrahams claimed one and one shared with Pilot Officer Richard Acworth, who also claimed one additional. Flying Officer R. J. Bennett claimed one, Pilot Officer Alfred Costello claimed one, Pilot Officer Leonard Bartley claimed two and Sergeant 'Paddy' Donaldson finally claimed one. 112 Squadron didn’t record any losses in this combat On 22 December 1940, 112 Squadron patrolled over Sollum and Bardia during the day. Participating pilots were Squadron Leader Harry Brown, Flight Lieutenant Lloyd Schwab, Flight Lieutenant Abrahams, Flight Lieutenant Joseph Fraser (Gladiator K7899), Flying Officer Richard Acworth, Flying Officer Oliver Green, Flying Officer R. B. Whittington, Second Lieutenant E. R. Smith and Sergeant E. N. Woodword. Flight Lieutenant Fraser reported in his logbook that his aircraft was hit in the tailplane by AA fire and that no enemy aircraft were encountered. Flight Lieutenant Abrahams force landed safely and later returned to base, reason unspecified. It is possible that he was involved with the interception of the two SM 79s from the 278a Squadriglia in the morning or the combat with the 91a Squadriglia at lunchtime. A third alternative is that he also was hit by AA fire. Abrahams accompanied 112 Squadron to Greece. Early in the afternoon on 20 February 1941 eight Gladiators of 80 Squadron and nine of 112 Squadron flew up to Paramythia from Yannina. At 14:45 15 of these Gladiators took off in five sections of three aircraft flying in vic formation, echeloned to starboard and led by Squadron Leader H. L. I. Brown, to escort two Wellingtons of 37 Squadron, flown by Flight Lieutenant M. J. Baird-Smith and Sergeant R. T. Spiller, each carrying about one and a halt tons of supplies. A Greek Ju 52/3m accompanied the Wellingtons and their mission was to drop the supplies to the troops near Kelcyre. Low cloud and rain made the flight difficult, and near Korouode five hostile aircraft were seen, but these did not approach. The supplies were dropped successfully, and the three aircraft were escorted back to Paramythia. The fighters then returned to the frontline to patrol. On 28th february Flight Lieutenant Abrahams sho tdown a G.50Bis after this victory, was attacked by another G.50bis - believed to have been flown by Tenente Mario Bellagambi - and was shot down near Sarande. He recalled: “The old Glad suddenly went all soft. Nothing would work. I sat there and then decided I had better get out. I couldn't, so I sat there with my hands on my lap, the aircraft spinning like mad. Then, eventually, I did manage to get out. It was so pleasant sitting there in the air than I damn nearly forgot to pull the ripcord. I reckon I did the record delayed drop for all Albania and Greece. I landed, and no sooner had I fallen sprawling on the ground than I was picked up by Greek soldiers who cheered and patted me on the back. I thought I was a hell of a hero until one soldier asked me. "Milano, Roma?" and I realized that they thought I was an Iti. They didn't realize it was possible for an Englishman to be shot down. So I said "Inglese", and then the party began. I was hoisted on their shoulders, and the "here the conquering hero comes" procession started. We wined and had fun. Jolly good chaps.” He rejoined his unit the next day, on 29 February.and was posted away from 112 Squadron on 4 March 1941. He returned to the UK, where he briefly served with 41 Squadron. He commanded 129 Squadron from September 1941 – January 1942, when he was posted to Air Ministry (Directorate of Plans). On 1 July 1943 he was promoted to Wing Commander. Abrahams ended the war with 2 biplane victories, these being claimed while flying Gloster Gladiators. He remained in the RAF after the war, He was promoted to Wing Commander on 1 November 1947 (gazette on 24 October 1947) with seniority from 1 October 1946. On 1 January 1949 (gazetted 31 December 1948), he was knighted when he received the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE). At the time, he was serving in the RAF General Survey Organisation. He was promoted to Group Captain on 1 January 1954 (gazetted on 29 December 1953). In 1955, he was sent to command No. 2 Flying Training School at Hullavington. This unit was selected to train two courses of pilots directly on the Hunting Percival Jet Provost without any previous training on propeller aircraft (i.e. primary trainers). Abrahams retired from the service on 27 July 1967.
Armitage, Dennis
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   Died : 5 / 3 / 2004
Armitage, Dennis

Having flown 13 wing operations with Douglas Bader, Armitages strongest memories are of a man who was afraid of nothing, who would take on any odds. In the mess this transferred to the pilots so that they eagerly awaited the next day's operations. An RAFVR pilot, Armitage was commissioned and joined 266 Squadron in December 1939. He was appointed Flight Commander in August 1940. On August 12 he claimed the destruction of a Ju 88. 266 Squadron was not a formal part of the Duxford Wing, but did provide an additional element to the wing on a regular basis. Armitage took command of 129 Squadron in June 194 1. Flying from Westhampnett on September 2 1, he was shot down on a sweep and made a POW, meeting up with Bader again in prison camp.
Hall, Ted
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Hall, Ted

Flight Commander, 452 Squadron. Ted Hall joined the RAAF in 1940 and went to England where he was posted to 129 Squadron at Tangmere flying Spitfires. As Flight Commander he claimed his first victory on 24th July 1942. In the next month he destroyed two more and one shared. He returned to Australia, joining 452 Squadron in Darwin again as Flight Commander. In March 1943 he claimed two Japanese aircraft damaged and on 30th Jun destroyed a Zeke.
Leigh, Arthur
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Leigh, Arthur

Another RAFVR pilot, The son of a regular soldier, Arthur Leigh was called up at the outbreak of war. After finishing his flying training he was posted to 7 OTU and then on to convert to Spitfires in August 1940. Arthur Leigh flew with 64 Squadron at Leconfield and 72 Squadron at Biggin Hill during the Battle of Britain before transferring to 611 Squadron. Awarded the DFM in September 1941, Leigh had then completed 50 sweeps, had destroyed two Bf 109s, probably destroyed another four and shared in the destruction of a Do 17. After a spell instructing and ferrying Hurricanes from Gibraltar to Cairo, he returned to operations with 56 Squadron flying Typhoons from Manston. He was shot down on his first sweep by flak, near Calais but was picked up by an ASR launch. In late 1943 Leigh was posted to 129 Squadron at Hornchurch and was awarded the DDC on completing his second tour in December 1944, spending the rest of the war as an instructor.



Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
Walter Gerald O'Hagan
Historical Notes :
15-03-1942 - Joined No.66 Sqn.
19-02-1943 - Joined No.129 Sqn.
18-06-1943 - Joined No.402 Sqn RCAF.
23-06-1944 - Suffered engine failure over the English Channel and failed to return. Flying Officer Walter Gerald O'Hagan killed.
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
S. H. Cheeseman
Historical Notes :
26-03-1942 - Joined No.130 Sqn.
02-08-1942 - Damaged in flying accident.
24-12-1942 - Joined No.64 Sqn.
03-05-1943 - Joined No.453 Sqn RAAF.
17-07-1943 - Joined No.129 Sqn.
26-01-1944 - Joined No.501 Sqn.
20-02-1944 - Out of control after releasing drop tank. Crashed into sea 10 miles south west of Walcheren. Pilot Officer S H Cheeseman was killed.
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
N P Murphy
Historical Notes :
11-03-1942 - Joined No.504 Sqn.
19-10-1942 - Joined No.501 Sqn.
08-04-1944 - Joined No.129 Sqn.
10-05-1944 - Joined No.130 Sqn.
05-06-1944 - Joined No.403 Sqn RCAF.
22-06-1944 - Shot down by Allied anti-aircraft fire near Foret de Cerisy. Pilot Officer N P Murphy was ok.
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
R W Badkin
Historical Notes :
13-05-1942 - Joined No.602 Sqn.
16-07-1942 - Joined No.416 Sqn RCAF.
23-03-1943 - Joined No.411 Sqn RCAF.
03-04-1943 - Damaged on operations.
10-11-1943 - Joined No.322 Sqn.
18-11-1943 - Joined No.504 Sqn.
23-01-1944 - Now with No.129 Sqn, damaged in flying accident.
08-04-1944 - Joined No.186 Sqn.
18-04-1944 - Joined No.130 Sqn.
21-05-1944 - Shot down near Peronne. Sergeant R W Badkin taken prisoner.
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Historical Notes :
01-07-1942 - Went to No.421 Sqn
01-07-1942 - Went to No.91 Sqn
05-09-1942 - Went to No.164 Sqn
10-09-1942 - Went to No.612 Sqn
29-11-1942 - Went to No.129 Sqn
25-01-1943 - Went to No.234 Sqn
17-08-1943 - Went to No.310 Sqn
24-09-1943 - Went to No.504 Sqn
Historical Notes :
23-07-1944 - Crashed into sea off Bolt Head after engine failure.
Pilots or Aircrew :
C H Bavis
Historical Notes :
28-07-1942 - Joined No.416 Sqn RCAF.
02-03-1943 - Joined No.403 Sqn RCAF.
18-05-1943 - Damaged in flying accident.
24-09-1943 - Rejoined No.416 Sqn RCAF.
02-02-1944 - Joined No.129 Sqn.
10-06-1944 - Now with No.402 Sqn RCAF, hit by flak over Normandy beach head and crash landed with damage. Pilot Officer C H Bavis uninjured.
15-10-1944 - Damaged after colliding with Spitfire P7438 during landing at Kirton-in-Lindsey.
13-10-1945 - Struck off.
Historical Notes :
14-08-1943 - Joined No.129 Sqn.
23-02-1944 - Now with No.504 Sqn, the aircraft was destroyed on the ground during an air raid on RAF Hornchurch.
Historical Notes :
08-08-1943 - Joined No.405 Sqn RCAF.
18-08-1943 - Joined No.129 Sqn.
23-02-1944 - Now with No.504 Sqn, the aircraft was destroyed on the ground during an air raid on RAF Hornchurch.
Historical Notes :
22-08-1943 - Joined No.129 Sqn.
23-02-1944 - Now with No.504 Sqn, the aircraft was destroyed in an air raid on Hornchurch.
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Historical Notes :
14-08-1943 - Joined No.129 Sqn.
23-02-1944 - Now with No.504 Sqn, the aircraft was destroyed on the ground during an air raid on RAF Hornchurch.
Pilots or Aircrew :
William Derek Webster
Historical Notes :
14-08-1943 - Joined No.129 Sqn.
20-02-1944 - Joined No.504 Sqn.
11-05-1944 - Joined No.274 Sqn.
07-06-1944 - Now with No.126 Sqn, suffered engine failure 30 miles south east of Lyme Bay and crashed into the sea. Sergeant William Derek Webster was killed.
Historical Notes :
14-08-1943 - Joined No.129 Sqn.
23-02-1944 - Now with No.504 Sqn, the aircraft was destroyed on the ground during an air raid on RAF Hornchurch.
Pilots or Aircrew :
John Edward West
Historical Notes :
12-08-1943 - Joined No.129 Sqn.
05-02-1944 - Now with No.504 Sqn, damaged in flying accident.
12-06-1944 - Now with No.441 Sqn RCAF, suffered engine failure and was abandoned over the English Channel. Flying Officer John Edward West baled out but his parachute caught on the tail of the aircraft and he was seen to be dragged under the water with the Spitfire.
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
R G Morgan
Historical Notes :
12-09-1943 - Joined No.129 Sqn.
09-02-1944 - Loaned to No.504 Sqn with code TM-U. Crashed near Petersfield after dogfight with enemy aircraft. Flying Officer R G Morgan killed.
Historical Notes :
08-09-1943 - Joined No.129 Sqn with code DV-O
23-02-1944 - Now with No.504 Sqn, the aircraft was destroyed on the ground during an air raid on RAF Horchurch.
Historical Notes :
23-02-1944 - Now with No.504 Sqn, the aircraft was destroyed on the ground during an air raid on RAF Hornchurch.
11-10-1943 -
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Historical Notes :
03-10-1940 - Damaged in flying accident.
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
A Alligier
Historical Notes :
29-06-1944 - Joined No.329 Sqn with code 5A-S.
30-10-1944 - During an armed reconnaissance mission to Walcheren, the pilot was injured in the leg, but returned the aircraft to base with minor damage. Sergeant-Chef A Alligier injured.
11-06-1946 - Joined No.129 Sqn.
17-08-1947 - Transferred to BAF as SM-4.
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Pilots or Aircrew :
R. C. F. Lister
Historical Notes :
24-09-1940 - Damaged by Me109 near Swanley. Squadron Leader Lister injured.
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF
Squadrons :
No.129 Sqn RAF



Known Individual Aircraft of No.129 Sqn RAF :

Type

Serial

Codes

First Flew

Squadron History

Aircrew History

History Notes

Engine

Factory

Spitfire Vb

AA718

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

AA721

30/08/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

AA752

30/09/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

AA753

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

AA755

05/10/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

AA921

11/11/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

AA945

RN-C
MN-K

15/11/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

High Post

Spitfire Vb

AA979

11/11/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

AB187

29/11/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

AB192

01/12/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

AB193

FU-F

03/12/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

AB199

11/12/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

AB213

22/12/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

AB255

04/12/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vc

AB489

16/01/1942

details

details

details

Merlin 45

Spitfire Vc

AB521

12/02/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Eastleigh

Spitfire VI

AB527

12/02/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 47

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

AB786

YT-W
FU-K

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AB800

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AB845

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AB981

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD185

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD193

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD197

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD201

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD241

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD246

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD247

RF-P

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD250

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD381

FU-P

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD415

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AD478

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

AR274

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Westland

Spitfire Vb

AR339

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Westland

Spitfire Vb

AR344

GW-D

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Westland

Spitfire Vb

AR429

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vb

AR450

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Westland

Spitfire Vc

AR513

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

AR527

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

AR567

FU-T

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

AR607

FU-D

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vb

BL244

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL247

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL256

DW-R

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL266

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL285

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL290

EF-C

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL311

-

details

details

details

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL350

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL390

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL477

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL486

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL509

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL513

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL536

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL551

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL564

DW-E

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL579

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL596

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL655

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL666

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL717

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL725

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL760

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL766

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL829

YO-C

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL830

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL934

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL958

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL968

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BL969

-

details

details

details

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM119

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM137

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM195

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM205

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM229

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM310

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM317

FU-A

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM319

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM355

25/03/1942

details

details

details

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM368

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM375

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM421

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM487

13/04/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM508

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM529

17/04/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM533

17/04/1942

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM568

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM578

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM639

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

BM649

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vc

BR140

FU-J
DV-J

10/04/1942

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no information

no information

Merlin 46

High Post

Spitfire VI

BR252

-

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no information

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Merlin 47

Eastleigh

Spitfire VI

BR297

-

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no information

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Merlin 47

Eastleigh

Spitfire VI

BR304

28/04/1942

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no information

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Merlin 47

Eastleigh

Spitfire VI

BR577

-

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no information

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Merlin 47

Eastleigh

Spitfire IX

BR601

16/06/1942

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no information

no information

Merlin 61

Eastleigh

Spitfire IX

BR629

15/07/1942

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no information

no information

Merlin 61

Rolls Royce Hucknall

Spitfire VI

BS146

-

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no information

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Merlin 47

Eastleigh

Spitfire IX

BS200

05/08/1942

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no information

no information

Merlin 61

Chattis Hill

Spitfire IXc

BS227

DV-U
SK-D
JJ-Q

02/10/1942

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no information

no information

Merlin 61

Eastleigh

Spitfire IX

BS280

FU-V

22/08/1942

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no information

no information

Merlin 61

Rolls Royce Hucknall

Spitfire IX

BS282

22/08/1942

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no information

no information

Merlin 61

Rolls Royce Hucknall

Spitfire IX

BS315

SH-K
FU-Y

11/09/1942

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no information

no information

Merlin 61

Chattis Hill

Spitfire IX

BS384

18/09/1942

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no information

no information

Merlin 61

Chattis Hill

Spitfire IX

BS392

GW-S

02/10/1942

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no information

no information

Merlin 61

Chattis Hill

Spitfire VI

BS437

-

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no information

no information

Merlin 47

Eastleigh

Spitfire IX

BS441

FU-T
DV-T

09/09/1942

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no information

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Merlin 61

Eastleigh

Spitfire VI

BS442

-

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no information

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Merlin 47

Eastleigh

Spitfire VI

BS472

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 47

Eastleigh

Spitfire IX

BS539

06/11/1942

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no information

no information

Merlin 61

Rolls Royce Hucknall

Spitfire Vc

EE601

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

EE602

DV-V

-

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no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

EE611

-

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no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

EE622

NN-T

-

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no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

EE623

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

EE627

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

EE631

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

EE637

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

EE638

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

EE640

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

EE643

SK-R

-

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no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

EE644

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

EE659

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

EE661

LZ-R
NN-V

-

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no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire Vc

EE716

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Westland

Spitfire IX

EN525

11/02/1943

details

no information

no information

Merlin 70

Rolls Royce Hucknall

Spitfire Vb

EN841

-

details

no information

details

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EN866

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EN921

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EN922

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EN949

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EN951

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EN960

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EN961

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP114

-

details

details

details

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP173

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP181

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP226

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP242

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP364

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP432

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP605

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP710

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP747

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

EP756

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 46

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MA229

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MA230

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MA232

FU-A

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MA594

DV-V

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MA601

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MA621

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MA709

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MA834

NX-A

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MA848

NX-U

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MH333

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 63

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MH366

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IX

MH377

DV-B

-

details

no information

details

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MH384

-

details

no information

details

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MH386

-

details

no information

details

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MH418

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MH422

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MH436

-

details

no information

details

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MH438

5J-X

-

details

details

details

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MH443

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MH445

-

details

no information

details

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MH447

-

details

details

details

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MH471

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MH480

TM-U

-

details

details

details

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MH485

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MH487

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MH495

DV-O

-

details

no information

details

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MH779

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MH879

DV-D

-

details

no information

details

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MJ137

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MJ139

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MJ281

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MJ333

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MJ353

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MJ382

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MJ477

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MJ484

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

MK246

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIXe

MK777

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

ML244

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

ML345

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

NH317

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P7853

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8381

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire IIa

P8678

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin XII

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

P8700

HT-X

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45M

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

P8710

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

P8755

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

P8795

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

P8799

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Ia

P9319

01/02/1940

details

no information

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

P9501

18/04/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire LFIX

PL145

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

PL149

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

PL188

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire HFIX

PL189

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 70

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

PL190

5A-S

-

details

details

details

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

PL344

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

PT548

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

PT643

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

PT887

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

PT961

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

PV189

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Ia

R6716

11/06/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R7133

15/02/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R7137

19/02/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R7153

25/02/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

R7158

28/02/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

R7194

03/03/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

R7195

10/03/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire LFIX

RK806

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

RR185

DV-Q

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire LFIX

TA836

DV-Z

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Birmingham

Spitfire LFIX

TA855

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Birmingham

Spitfire LFIX

TE520

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin 66

Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory

Spitfire Vb

W3173

03/05/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3230

30/05/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

W3249

23/05/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3253

24/05/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3321

11/06/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Va

W3323

12/06/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3425

EF-Z

21/06/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3435

27/06/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3450

EB-H

05/07/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3507

21/06/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

High Post

Spitfire Vb

W3518

20/06/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

W3529

05/07/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

W3652

05/08/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3654

EB-V

06/08/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3714

02/08/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3759

09/08/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3798

22/08/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

W3800

22/08/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

W3803

25/08/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Chattis Hill

Spitfire Vb

W3822

AZ-Y

26/08/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3824

27/08/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3893

13/09/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

Eastleigh

Spitfire Vb

W3941

09/09/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

High Post

Spitfire Vb

W3957

29/09/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin 45

High Post

Spitfire Ia

X4058

01/08/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4247

20/08/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4251

20/08/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4279

EB-C

29/08/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4424

13/09/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4427

13/09/1940

details

details

details

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4478

17/09/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4479

17/09/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4485

19/09/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4558

26/09/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4588

30/09/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4710

05/11/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4788

20/11/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4830

-

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4831

29/11/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4834

02/12/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4855

15/12/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4858

17/12/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4859

17/12/1940

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4923

07/01/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4925

08/01/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Spitfire Ia

X4930

13/01/1941

details

no information

no information

Merlin III

Eastleigh

Aircraft for : No.129 Sqn RAF
A list of all aircraft associated with No.129 Sqn RAF. A profile page including a list of all art prints for the aircraft is available by clicking the aircraft name.
AircraftInfo

Lancaster



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Manufacturer : Avro
Production Began : 1942
Retired : 1963
Number Built : 7377

Lancaster

The Avro Lancaster arose from the avro Manchester and the first prototype Lancaster was a converted Manchester with four engines. The Lancaster was first flown in January 1941, and started operations in March 1942. By March 1945 The Royal Air Force had 56 squadrons of Lancasters with the first squadron equipped being No.44 Squadron. During World War Two the Avro Lancaster flew 156,000 sorties and dropped 618,378 tonnes of bombs between 1942 and 1945. Lancaster Bomberss took part in the devastating round-the-clock raids on Hamburg during Air Marshall Harris' Operation Gomorrah in July 1943. Just 35 Lancasters completed more than 100 successful operations each, and 3,249 were lost in action. The most successful survivor completed 139 operations, and the Lancaster was scrapped after the war in 1947. A few Lancasters were converted into tankers and the two tanker aircraft were joined by another converted Lancaster and were used in the Berlin Airlift, achieving 757 tanker sorties. A famous Lancaster bombing raid was the 1943 mission, codenamed Operation Chastise, to destroy the dams of the Ruhr Valley. The operation was carried out by 617 Squadron in modified Mk IIIs carrying special drum shaped bouncing bombs designed by Barnes Wallis. Also famous was a series of Lancaster attacks using Tallboy bombs against the German battleship Tirpitz, which first disabled and later sank the ship. The Lancaster bomber was the basis of the new Avro Lincoln bomber, initially known as the Lancaster IV and Lancaster V. (Becoming Lincoln B1 and B2 respectively.) Their Lancastrian airliner was also based on the Lancaster but was not very successful. Other developments were the Avro York and the successful Shackleton which continued in airborne early warning service up to 1992.

Mustang



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Manufacturer : North American

Mustang

The ubiquitous North American P-51 Mustang, which many consider to be the best all-around fighter of WW II, owes its origins to the British Air Ministry. Following Britains entry into WW II in 1939, the RAF was interested in purchasing additional fighter aircraft from American sources, particularly the Curtiss P-40. Curtiss, which was busy, was unable to guarantee timely delivery so the British approached North American Aviation as a possible second source for the P-40. North American chose to propose its own fighter design which would use the same Allison engine as the P-40. Utilizing new laminar flow wings, the North American fighter was expected to have performance better than the P-40. Developed in record time the new aircraft was designated as a Mustang I by the Brits, whereas the USAAF ordered two for evaluation which were designated XP-51 Apaches. Intrigued with the possibility of using this aircraft also as a dive bomber, North American proposed this to the USAAF which decided to order 500 of the P-51 aircraft to be modified for dive bombing use. Designated as the A-36 Invader, this version of the Mustang utilized dive flaps, and bomb racks under each wing. Some reinforcing of the structural members was also required because of the G-forces to be encountered in dive bombing. A-36s entered combat service with the USAAF prior to any P-51s. In early 1943 the 86th and 27th Fighter Bomber Groups of the 12th Air Force began flying A-36s out of Northern Africa. Despite some early problems with instability caused by the dive flaps, the A-36 was effective in light bombing and strafing roles. It was not, however, capable of dog fighting with German fighters, especially at higher altitudes. Despite these drawbacks one USAAF pilot, Captain Michael T. Russo, who served with the 16th Bomb Squadron of the 27th Fighter Bomber Group, was credited with five confirmed aerial victories in the A-36, thereby becoming the first mustang ace.

Spitfire



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Manufacturer : Supermarine
Production Began : 1936
Retired : 1948
Number Built : 20351

Spitfire

Royal Air Force fighter aircraft, maximum speed for mark I Supermarine Spitfire, 362mph up to The Seafire 47 with a top speed of 452mph. maximum ceiling for Mk I 34,000feet up to 44,500 for the mark XIV. Maximum range for MK I 575 miles . up to 1475 miles for the Seafire 47. Armament for the various Marks of Spitfire. for MK I, and II . eight fixed .303 browning Machine guns, for MKs V-IX and XVI two 20mm Hispano cannons and four .303 browning machine guns. and on later Marks, six to eight Rockets under the wings or a maximum bomb load of 1,000 lbs. Designed by R J Mitchell, The proto type Spitfire first flew on the 5th March 1936. and entered service with the Royal Air Force in August 1938, with 19 squadron based and RAF Duxford. by the outbreak of World war two, there were twelve squadrons with a total of 187 spitfires, with another 83 in store. Between 1939 and 1945, a large variety of modifications and developments produced a variety of MK,s from I to XVI. The mark II came into service in late 1940, and in March 1941, the Mk,V came into service. To counter the Improvements in fighters of the Luftwaffe especially the FW190, the MK,XII was introduced with its Griffin engine. The Fleet Air Arm used the Mk,I and II and were named Seafires. By the end of production in 1948 a total of 20,351 spitfires had been made and 2408 Seafires. The most produced variant was the Spitfire Mark V, with a total of 6479 spitfires produced. The Royal Air Force kept Spitfires in front line use until April 1954.




Last edited : 15:44, December 31, 2016
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No.129 Sqn RAF Artwork


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