© 2009 454 & 459 RAAF Squadrons

Baltimore Mk V (A-30)

SERIAL

CODE

IN FROM

OUT TO

REMARKS

FW282

P

Arr ME

17 Aug 43

Cat E

Cat E FB - Missing over the Agean – 3 Dec 43

SOC – 1 Jan 44

FW283

Arr ME

30 Aug 43

SOC – 1 Mar 44

FW284

Arr ME

10 Aug 43

SOC – 30 Apr 44

FW285

G, V

Arr ME

26 Aug 43

SOC – 29 Aug 46

FW287

55 Sqn

SOC – 31 Mar 45

FW295

J

Arr ME

11 Oct 43

26 AACU

SOC – 29 May 47

FW297

Arr ME

13 Aug 43

DBR

6 Nov 43

Cat 3 FA - Bounced on landing and undercarriage collapsed , Berka III – SOC – 1 Dec 43

FW298

Arr ME

23 Jun 44

Transferred to Turkish AF – 28 Sep 44

FW300

Arr ME

1 Oct 43

Cat 3 FB - Missing on recce, presumed shot down by fighters – 3 Mar 44

FW302

Arr ME

13 Aug 43

SOC – 25 Jan 45

FW303

Arr ME

20 Aug 43

1330 CU

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW304

Arr ME

17 Aug 43

459 Sqn

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW305

Arr ME

13 Aug 43

13(H)

SOC – 9 May 46

FW307

Arr ME

18 Aug 43

2 ADU

Cat E FB - Bounced on landing, tipped and blew up, Castel Benito – 29 Nov 43, DBR. SOC – 8 Mar 44

FW308

Arr ME

17 Sep 43

55 Sqn

Cat E FB - Crashed on night take-off, San Severo – 18 May 44

FW310

Arr ME

24 Aug 43

SOC – 30 Nov 44

FW312

T

Arr ME

17 Aug 43

459 Sqn

Swung on attempted overshoot, Savoia – 31 Oct 44, DBF. SOC – 2 Nov 44

FW313

Arr ME

17 Sep 43

55 Sqn

SOC - 14 Mar 46

FW315

Arr ME

25 Aug 43

Cat E FB - Missing - 13 Dec 43

SOC – 1 Jan 44

FW317

Z

Arr ME

20 Aug 43

13 Sqn, RAF

Cat E FB - Missing – 29 Jul 44

FW318

Arr ME

24 Aug 43

459 Sqn

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW320

Arr ME

17 Sep 43

7 Aug 45

380 MU

SOC – 28 Mar 46

FW329

Arr ME

2 Sep 43

Cat E FB - Missing while shadowing convoy S of Melos – 22 Feb 44. SOC – 1 Mar 44

FW330

Arr ME

17 Sep 43

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW339

Arr ME

10 Sep 43

55 Sqn

Cat 3 FB – 8 Jun 44.

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW345

Arr ME

17 Sep 43

75 OTU

Cat E - Undercarriage jammed, belly landed at Kasfareet – 19 Apr 45, DBR

FW348

Arr ME

13 Nov 43

52 Sqn

SOC – 30 May 46 (from 75 OTU)

FW359

Arr ME

26 Feb 44

55 Sqn

Missing from Intruder op over Ravenna – 28 Sep 44

SOC – 28 Sep 44

FW360

Arr ME

17 Sep 43

SOC – 30 Apr 44

FW366

G

Arr ME

17 Sep 43

SOC – 11 Apr 46

FW367

Arr ME

17 Sep 43

55 Sqn

SOC – 27 Jun 46 (249 Sqn)

FW368

Arr ME

17 Sep 43

680 Sqn

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW375

P

Arr ME

29 Sep 43

Aden CF

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW379

Arr ME

1 Oct 43

MACAF CF

SOC – 12 Jul 45

FW382

Arr ME

5 Nov 43

Levant CF

FW383

Arr ME

10 Oct 43

Aden CF

SOC – 27 Jun 46

FW387

Arr ME

22 Oct 43

55 Sqn

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW391

A

Arr ME

10 Oct 43

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW399

T

Arr ME

3 Nov 43

Cat E

Cat E FB - Missing off Crete – 2 Jun 44

FW402

Arr ME

11 Oct 43

70 OTU

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW403

Arr ME

12 Oct 43

Cat E FB (with 21 SAAF) – 17 Apr 44 ???

SOC – 19 Jul 45

FW404

Arr ME

10 Oct 43

Cat 3 FB - Missing on recce off Leros – 2 Apr 44

FW405

Arr ME

10 Oct 43

75 OTU

Engine cut in circuit, crash landed 2nm E of Shallufa – 24 Jul 45 (with 15 (SAAF) Sqn). SOC – 26 Jul 45

FW406

Arr ME

22 Jun 44

Transferred to Turkish AF – 28 Sep 44

FW407

F

Arr ME

22 Dec 43

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW408

Arr ME

15 Oct 43

5 FU

Caught fire during Maintenance, Cairo West – 21 Mar 46

FW420

Arr ME

16 Oct 43

Cat E FA – 26 Apr 45 (With 454 ?) 75 OTU?

SOC – 26 Apr 45

FW422

D

Arr ME

14 Nov 43

55 Sqn

Transferred to Armée de l’Air –28 Mar 46

FW423

Arr ME

18 Nov 43

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW425

Arr ME

22 Oct 43

Cat E FB - Missing on ops – 19 Dec 44 (with 237Sqn?). SOC – 28 Dec 44

FW429

Arr ME

22 Oct 43

13 (H)

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW433

Arr ME

22 Oct 43

Cat E FB - Missing on ops – 12 Apr 45

SOC – 31 May 45

FW435

Arr ME

26 Nov 43

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW436

15 (SAAF) Sqn

1330 CU

Crashed on landing, Bilbeis. SOC – 10 Aug 44

FW442

D

Arr ME

13 Nov 43

459 Sqn

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW450

O

Arr ME

13 Nov 43

SOC – 31 May 45

FW456

Arr ME

5 Nov 43

Transferred to Admiralty

FW457

Arr ME

13 Dec 43

MACAF CF

Cat E FB – 2 Jul 44

FW462

Arr ME

14 Nov 43

SOC – 11 Apr 46

FW463

Arr ME

15 Nov 43

55 Sqn

SOC – 27 Jun 46

FW466

F, P

Arr ME

15 Nov 43

26 AACU

SOC – 26 Sep 46

FW468

R

Arr ME

13 Nov 43

75 OTU

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW475

B

Arr ME

13 Nov 43

459 Sqn

459 Sqn

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW477

B

Arr ME

14 Nov 43

4 Aug

500 Sqn

7 Aug 45

380 MU

SOC – 11 Feb 46

FW478

Arr ME

14 Nov 43

SOC – 22 Feb 45

FW482

Arr ME

13 Nov 43

55 Sqn

Cat E FB - Missing on ops – 6 May 44

FW483

D

Arr ME

11 Dec 44

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW485

Arr ME

19 Nov 43

459 Sqn

7 Aug 45

380 MU

SOC – 11 Apr 46

FW486

Arr ME

18 Jan 44

FAA

SOC – 4 Mar 46

FW487

Arr ME

28 Nov 43

55 Sqn

SOC – 28 Mar 46

FW488

Arr ME

15 Dec 43

SOC – 19 Jul 45

FW498

Arr ME

28 Nov 43

500 Sqn

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW499

Q

Arr ME

26 Nov 43

459 Sqn

Cat E - Set on fire when bomb on Spitfire MH532 blew up (with 253 Wg) – 20 Apr 45

FW502

Arr ME

12 Dec 43

1330 CU

Cat E FA - Engine cut on overshoot, belly landed, Bilbeis – 9 Mar 45

FW503

Arr ME

28 Nov 43

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW505

Arr ME

13 Dec 43

55 Sqn

SOC – 14 Mar 46 (with MACAF CF)

FW506

Arr ME

28 Nov 43

DBR in accident – 8 Oct 44

SOC – 8 Oct 44

FW507

E

Arr ME

4 Dec 43

SOC – 31 Oct 46

FW512

Arr ME

16 Jan 44

55 Sqn

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW513

B

Arr ME

30 Nov 43

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW519

Arr ME

9 Dec 43

SOC – 22 Feb 45

FW530

Arr ME

9 Dec 43

55 Sqn

Cat E – Missing – 4 Jun 44

FW531

Arr ME

15 Dec 43

459 Sqn

26 AACU

Engine cut, belly landed, Ramat David – 1 Jan 46

FW534

Arr ME

15 Dec 43

55 Sqn

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW540

Arr ME

13 Dec 43

55 Sqn

SOC – 31 May 45

FW545

G

Arr ME

29 Dec 43

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW549

Arr ME

24 Dec 43

459 Sqn

SOC – 11 Apr 46

FW553

Arr ME

29 Dec 43

69 Sqn

55 Sqn

Cat E FB - Missing from night recce, Forli – 3 Aug 44.

FW574

Arr ME

29 Dec 43

SOC – 29 Mar 45

FW575

Arr ME

1 Jan 44

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW582

Arr ME

11 Feb 44

Turkish AF

28 Sep 44

FW583

Arr ME

31 Jan 44

Turkish AF

27 Oct 44

FW588

Arr ME

29 Jan 44

1330 CU

SOC – 29 Mar 45

FW589

Arr ME

11 Feb 44

75 OTU

Cat E FB - Crashed into Gulf of Suez during air-sea firing – 17 Mar 45

FW591

Arr ME

31 Jan 44

SOC - 14 Mar 46

FW592

Arr ME

11 Feb 44

Transferred to Italian AF – 27 Jun 46

FW594

L

Arr ME

11 Feb 44

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW595

Arr ME

29 Jan 44

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW598

Arr ME

11 Feb 44

Transferred to Italian AF – 27 Jun 46

FW602

R, E

Arr ME

3 Jan 44

Hit by flak and crashed on Adriatic Coast – 23 Aug 44.

FW603

Arr ME

12 Sep 44

459 Sqn

Transferred to Turkish AF – 13 Jan 45

FW605

Arr ME

16 Jan 44

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW606

U

Arr ME

3 Jan 44

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW607

Arr ME

11 Feb 44

70 OTU

70 OTU

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW608

Arr ME

11 Feb 44

Cat E FB - Missing on Ops – 25 Apr 45

SOC - 26 Apr 45

FW609

F

4 Aug 45

500 Sqn

FW613

Arr ME

31 Jan 44

Turkish AF

27 Oct 44

FW617

E

380 MU

FW627

G

Arr ME

16 Mar 44

70 OTU

14 May 45

Belly landed – 14 May 45, SOC – 28 Mar 46

FW629

Arr ME

16 Mar 44

Turkish AF

27 Oct 44

FW635

K

Arr ME

11 Feb 44

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW643

J

Arr ME

21 Jan 44

SOC

25 Jan 45

Cat E FB - Bounced on landing and hit sand dunes, Cesenatico – 4 Jan 45.

FW645

Arr ME

22 Feb 44

Turkish AF

30 Nov 44

FW650

Arr ME

22 Mar 44

Turkish AF

13 Jan 45

FW651

Arr ME

6 Mar 44

Turkish AF

30 Nov 44

FW653

Arr ME

14 Feb 44

Turkish AF

13 Jan 45

FW657

Arr ME

21 Feb 44

Turkish AF

30 Nov 44

FW658

Arr ME

22 Feb 44

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW666

Arr ME

21 Feb 44

Turkish AF

27 Oct 44

FW675

Arr ME

6 Mar 44

Turkish AF

30 Nov 46

FW681

Arr ME

12 Mar 44

Turkish AF

28 Sep 44

FW683

Arr ME

10 Apr 44

Turkish AF

27 Oct 44

FW689

E

Arr ME

12 Mar 44

Cat E

Shot down over Faenza – 22 Nov 44

FW698

Arr ME

12 Mar 44

75 OTU

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW701

D

Arr ME

12 Mar 44

Cat E

Hit by flak and spun into ground, Limestre – 23 Aug 44

FW702

Arr ME

12 Mar 44

55 Sqn

Transferred to Italian AF – 27 Jun 46

FW707

Arr ME

22 Mar 44

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW708

Arr ME

25 Mar 44

Cat E FA – 13 Apr 45

SOC – 31 May 45

FW716

Arr ME

22 Mar 44

Cat E

Cat E FB - Missing on recce over Po crossings – 13 Apr 45. SOC – 26 Apr 45

FW717

Q

Arr ME

3 Apr 44

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW719

Arr ME

22 Mar 44

380 MU

SOC – 28 Mar 46

FW721

Arr ME

1 Mar 44

4 Aug

500 Sqn

SOC – 27 Jun 46

FW734

4 Aug

500 Sqn

7 Aug 45

380 MU

FW740

O

Arr ME

19 Mar 44

55 Sqn

Cat E

Cat E FB - Missing from night interdiction over Po crossings – 12 Apr 45

FW743

B

Arr ME

23 Apr 44

10 Aug 45

380 MU

SOC – 11 Apr 46

FW760

Y

Arr ME

23 Mar 44

10 Aug 45

380 MU

SOC – 11 Apr 46

FW763

T

Arr ME

19 Apr 44

10 Aug 45

380 MU

SOC – 28 Mar 46

FW765

U

Arr ME

12 Apr 44

Cat E FB - Damaged by premature bomb explosion, crash landed, Cesenatico – 16 Apr 45, DBR

SOC – 26 Apr 45

FW768

Arr ME

12 Apr 44

15 (SAAF) Sqn

Cat E FB - Crashed into sea on overshoot, Cesenatico – 7 Mar 45 (with SAAF)

FW769

Arr ME

11 Apr 44

70 OTU

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW791

4 Aug 45

500 Sqn

7 Aug 45

380 MU

FW792

U, X

Arr ME

14 May 44

7 Aug 45

380 MU

SOC - 11 Apr 46

FW793

G

Arr ME

23 Apr 44

31 May 45

SOC

‘Glamorous Greta’

Overshot landing and overturned, Cesenatico – 13 Apr 45.

FW797

H

Arr ME

5 May 44

14 Aug 45

380 MU

SOC – 11 Apr 46

FW801

Arr ME

5 May 44

500 Sqn

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW806

P

Arr ME

22 May 44

7 Aug 45

500 Sqn

SOC – 27 Jun 46

FW818

Q

Arr ME

14 May 44

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW819

Arr ME

20 Apr 44

75 OTU

SOC – 14 Mar 46 (with 5 METS)

FW832

R

Arr ME

7 Jun 44

55 Sqn

15 SAAF

Cat E FB - Missing on ops – 10 Mar 45

FW833

Arr ME

6 Jun 44

70 OTU

SOC – 11 Apr 46

FW834

C

Arr ME

27 May 44

Cat E

Cat E FB - Missing from a night intruder mission over Po crossings – 19 Apr 45. SOC – 26 Apr 45

FW835

Arr ME

22 May 44

MACAF CF

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW838

Arr ME

17 Jun 44

Bounced on landing and cart-wheeled, Cesenatico – 4 Jan 45

FW839

K

Arr ME

15 Jun 44

55 Sqn

‘Kuddlesome Kitty’

SOC – 11 Apr 46

FW843

Arr ME

26 Jun 44

SOC – 11 Apr 46

FW845

T

Arr ME

14 Jun 44

Cat E FA - Crashed after night T/O in lake 2nm W of Cesenatico – 10 Feb 45. SOC – 22 Feb 45.

FW847

Arr ME

11 Jun 44

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW849

J, V

Arr ME

21 Jun 44

55 Sqn

4 Aug 45

500 Sqn

SOC – 25 Apr 46

FW853

J

Arr ME

17 Jul 44

7 Aug 45

380 MU

‘Just Jane’

SOC – 11 Apr 46

FW854

Arr ME

17 Jun 44

SOC – 11 Apr 46

FW859

E

Arr ME

27 May 44

380 MU

‘Eventful Eve’

SOC – 24 Mar 46

FW863

Y, D

Arr ME

26 Jun 44

380 MU

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FW872

Arr ME

19 Jul 44

1330 CU

Cat E FA - Swung after T/O and dived into ground, Bilbeis – 28 Apr 45 (with 3 FU). SOC – 31 May 45

FW873

Arr ME

17 Jun 44

75 OTU

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FAIRCHILD F24 ARGUS

-

Mar 45 ?

10 May 45 ?

Swapped for a Spitfire

SPITFIRE IV

BP884

10 May 45

27 May 45

Swapped for the Argus

SPITFIRE IX

Col Stinson’s log – May 45

TAYLORCRAFT AUSTER Mk III

NJ 793

NJ 923[m.r.1]

-

27 May 45

14 Aug 45

253 Wg

Also serialled NY923  (a serial number that was not issued – was this done to protect the innocent?)

The RAF Record Cards (held at Air Historical Branch, UK) are incomplete. Consequently, some aircraft that were allocated to 454 Squadron, but are not indicated as such on the RAF record cards, may not be listed here.

Notes

DBR – Damaged Beyond Repair

(H) – Hellenic Air Force. No 13 Sqn was a light bombing squadron formed mid-1941.

SOC – Struck Off Charge

TOC – Taken on Charge

Sources

454 Squadron Association Newsletter – Anzac Day 1992

Air Historical Branch Baltimore Mk III, IIIA, IV and V Aircraft Serial Cards

Air Historical Branch Baltimore Mk III, IIIA, IV and V Aircraft Accident Cards

Air Historical Branch Blenheim Mk IV and V Aircraft Serial Cards

Air Historical Branch Blenheim Mk IV and V Aircraft Accident Cards

Halley, James J., Royal Air Force Aircraft, AA100-AZ999, Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd, Tonbridge, UK, 1985

Halley, James J., Royal Air Force Aircraft, BA100-BZ999, Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd, Tonbridge, UK, 1985

Halley, James J., Royal Air Force Aircraft, FA100-FZ999, Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd, Tonbridge, UK, 1989

Halley, James J., Royal Air Force Aircraft, P1000-R9999, Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd, Tonbridge, UK, 1996

Robertson Bruce, British Military Aircraft Serials 1912-1966, Ian Allen Ltd, Shepperton, 1967 (ed)

[1] AHB A/C Card has this aircraft not issued to Mediterranean Theatre

 [m.r.1]Confirmed in AA 220/Org folio 33A

In 1912 a co-ordinated system was created for the British Army and Navy aircraft.  By 1940 the system took hold and the RAF allocated a serial number with a prefix of 2 letters which made it possible for a greater number of serials to be used.

The serial was placed on the tail fin or rudder or rear fuselage.  The RAF serial numbers indicated designated country, aircraft type, and serial number within that category.  When an aircraft was assigned to a squadron it was additionally codes with that Squadron's number on the sides of the fuselage as a means of Sqn ID.  The codes could easily be changed if the plane changed its

command.

RAAF  Squadron

SERIAL/CODE

YEAR/S

3

NW

1940

 "

CV

1941-45

10

RB

1939-45

No. 1 Air-Ambulance

Did not have Code letters but were identified by serial numbers only

450

DJ

1941

 "

OK

1942-45

451

BQ

1941-44

 "

NI

1945

452

UD

1941-42

 "

QY

1943-45

453

TD

1941-42

 "

FU

1942-45

454

Because of the frequent role changes and transfers from one command to another 454 Sqn. does not appear to have been allocated Sqn. code letters.  All documents referring to aircraft of this Sqn. only give the aircraft serial number.

455

UB

1941-45

456

PZ

1941-43

 "

RX

1943-45

457

BP

1941-42

 "

KU

1943-44

 "

ZP

1944-45

458

FU

1941

 "

SX

1942-45

459

BP

1942-45

460

UV

1941-42

 "

AR

1943-45

461

UT

1942-45

462

Z5

1942-44

463

JO

1942-45

464

SB

1942-45

466

HD

1942-45

467

PO

1942-45

SERIALS

[The following information has been sourced with permission from Air Commodore Mark Lax - from his book on 454 Squadron]

Blenheim Mk I (Bristol 142L)

SERIAL

CODE

IN FROM

OUT TO

REMARKS

L1499

?

?

75 OTU a/c? SOC – 1 Jan 44

Blenheim Mk IV (Bristol 142L)

SERIAL

CODE

IN FROM

OUT TO

REMARKS

L8383

?

?

75 OTU. Ran into Balt AG786 at Gianaclis – 1 May 43

R3901

ME from

1 Jun 41

Cat E

25 Nov 42

Undercarriage retracted after landing at Qaiyara, DBR. SOC 28 Feb 43

R5800

?

?

From crew log books

Blenheim Mk V  - (Bisley)

SERIAL

CODE

IN FROM

OUT TO

REMARKS

BA389

O

Arr ME

15 Jul 42

162 Sqn

SOC

27 Jul 44

BA400

108 MU

15 Nov 42

Mar 43

SOC

27 Jul 44

BA457

Arr ME

5 Sep 42

244 Sqn

31 Dec 42

Undercarriage collapsed, Sharjah – 20 May 43

SOC 1 Aug 43

BA498

P

Arr ME

28 Feb 43

Mar 43

SOC

27 Jul 44

BA606

108 MU

15 Nov 42

244 Sqn

Cat E FA. Tyre burst on landing at Sharjah and undercarriage collapsed, burnt - 24 Aug 43. SOC 1 Nov 43

BA677

108 MU

15 Nov 42

244 Sqn

SOC - 27 Jul 44

BA678

108 MU

15 Nov 42

Cat E FA

29 Nov 42

Swung on landing and undercarriage collapsed, A/C burnt out. Qaiyara, DBR.

Z7580

?

?

From crew log books

Note: Blenhiem and Bisley records are very sketchy. These serials are from extant records and

personal log books. Not all aircraft listed were likely allocated 'to 454 Squadron.

Martin Baltimore Mk III (A-30)

SERIAL

CODE

IN FROM

OUT TO

REMARKS

AG869

U

Arr ME

15 Mar 42

Cat E FB

23 Jul 43

Lost over Crete

SOC - 1 Sep 43

AG914

52 Sqn

SOC - 27 Oct 44

AG922

G, N

TOC

19 Mar 42

Cat E

24 Apr 43

Crashed on take-off, Castel Benito. DBR

Converted to components. SOC

AG924

218 Gp

218 Gp

30 Jan 44

SOC

27 Oct 44

AG925

J, S, T

223 Sqn

Cat E

30 Apr 43

Crashed on landing, Gambut III. DBR

SOC 1 Jul 43

AG931

G, M

223 Sqn

162 Sqn

SOC - 31 May 45

AG932

P, F

TOC

10 Apr 42

SOC - 27 Oct 44

AG939

P?

15(SAAF) Sqn

13 (H) Sqn

Crashed during forced landing - 1 Feb 44

AG947

 Arr ME

14 Aug 42

SOC – 1 Jan 47

AG952

B

Arr ME

31 Aug 42

Cat E

23 Jul 43

Crashed on landing in sand storm, Gambut III

SOC 1 Sep 43

AG963

F, L

55 Sqn

162 Sqn

17 May 43 – Cat A Derna, Overshot hit boggy conditions, skidded.

SOC – 1 Apr 44

AG974

A

Arr ME

30 Sep 42

Cat E

Crashed on take-off, Gianaclis – 25 Jul 43

SOC – 1 Nov 43

AG978

Q, K

55 Sqn

SOC – 31 May 45

AG995

TOC

2 Jun 42

Cat E

23 Jul 43

Lost over Crete

SOC

AG998

E

55 Sqn

SOC – 1 Sep 43

AH100

S

135 MU

1 Sep 43 then to 162 Sqn

AH103

75 OTU

Belly landed at Gianaclis – 18 Apr 43

AH108

Arr ME

30 Sep 42

SOC - 1 Mar 44

AH116

R

55 Sqn

SOC

27 Oct 44

7 Jul 43 – Tyre Burst on T/O

AH121

Arr ME

1 Oct 42

70 OTU

Tipped up taxying at Shandur and not repaired – 16 Mar 45. SOC 31 May 45

AH124

I, E

Arr ME

31 Apr 43

SOC - 31 Apr 45

AH129

D, B

Arr ME

16 Sep 43

SOC - 29 Mar 45

AH143

70 OTU

70 OTU

Crashed on take-off at Shandur, DBR – 6 Dec 43

AH147

75 OTU

Belly landed at Gianaclis – 1 Oct 43 to 4215MU

AH148

V

55 Sqn

135 MU

11 Sep 43

SOC

27 Oct 44

AH152

N

Arr ME

1 Jan 43

SOC – 28 Sep 44

AH157

T

26 AACU

SOC – 27 Oct 44

AH158

C, O

SOC - 27 Oct 44

AH159

SOC - 27 Oct 44

AH171

E, A

Arr ME

9 Aug 42

Cat E

8 Jun 43

Crashed on take-off – Pilot’s dinghy deployed, Gambut III. SOC – 1 Jul 43

AH182

N, B

117 MU

SOC - 27 Oct 44

AH183

D, H

117 MU

75 OTU

Lost aileron and crashed 3005N 2933E –  Sep 44

Martin Baltimore Mk IIIA (A-30)

SERIAL

CODE

IN FROM

OUT TO

REMARKS

FA129

Arr ME

28 Apr 44

SOC - 29 Mar 45

FA162

223 Sqn

135 MU

11 Sep 43

SOC - 29 Mar 45

FA219

Arr ME

31 Dec 42

13 (H)

SOC – 27 Oct 44

FA224

Arr ME

20 Nov 42

Cat E

23 Jul 43

Lost over Crete

SOC – 1 Sep 43

FA231

Q

55 Sqn

SOC - 27 Oct 44

FA247

P

Arr ME

1 Jul 43

Cat E

23 Jul 43

Lost over Crete

SOC – 1 Sep 43

FA267

52 Sqn

52 Sqn

SOC – 31 Aug 44

FA282

223 Sqn

SOC - 31 Aug 44

FA283

55 Sqn

75 OTU

Undercarriage jammed. Belly landed at Kasfareet – 30 Apr 45

FA287

223 Sqn

SOC - 27 Oct 44

FA291

Arr ME

13 Jan 43

55 Sqn

SOC – 31 Aug 44

FA292

Arr ME

5 Apr 43

Cat E

20 Jul 43

Dived into sea, 3206N 2505E (off Bardia)SOC - 1 Sep 43

FA300

Arr ME

4 Jun 43

SOC - 29 Mar 45

FA312

Arr ME

19 Jul 43

75 OTU

Cat 3 FA. DBR – 25 Feb 44

SOC 1 Mar 44

FA338

55 Sqn

75 OTU

SOC – 24 Mar 45

FA355

Arr ME

30 Jun 43

21 (SAAF) Sqn

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FA375

Arr ME

24 Jul 43

75 OTU

Crashed on landing, Gianaclis – 7 Feb 44

SOC - 1 Mar 44

FA379

Q

Arr ME

20 Apr 43

Cat E

10 Jan 44

Stalled on take-off, Gambut II

SOC – 1 Feb 44

FA380

Arr ME

27 Jul 43

75 OTU

Cat E - DBR in accident – 2 Jan 44

Martin Baltimore Mk IV (A-30)

SERIAL

CODE

IN FROM

OUT TO

REMARKS

FA386

135 MU

27 Sep 43

13 (H)

SOC – 26 Apr 46

FA390

A

Arr ME

12 May 43

Cat E

23 Jul 43

Hit by flak, Kastelli. Ditched off Nth African coast

SOC – 1 Sep 43

FA397

Arr ME

17 Jun 43

70 OTU

SOC – 29 May 47

FA398

D

Arr ME

19 Jul 43

Cat 3 FA - Tyre burst on take-off, ground looped, Berka III – 26 Nov 43

SOC 1 Feb 44

FA399

Arr ME

10 May 43

MACAF CF

Overshot on landing, undercarriage raised to stop, Pomigliano – 26 Feb 45

SOC – 31 May 45

FA406

55 Sqn

2 FU

Cat E - Crashed on ferry flight, 13nm SE of Kirumu – 23 Oct 45. SOC – 22 Nov 45

FA408

Arr ME

31 Oct 43

SOC - 29 Mar 45

FA409

Arr ME

28 May 43

Cat E

23 Jul 43

Lost over Crete

SOC – 1 Sep 43

FA417

N

15 (SAAF) Sqn

10 Sep 43

Cat E

13 Oct 43

ASV aircraft

Cat 3 FB - Hit bump on take-off and wing hit rwy, LG 91 – 13 Oct 43. SOC – 1 Dec 43

FA418

E

FA420

Arr ME

30 Sep 43

Transferred to Italian AF - 27 Jun 46

FA423

135 MU

27 Sep 43

13 (H)

Caught fire in the air, belly landed at Gambut – 24 Nov 43. SOC – 1 Feb 44

FA426

Arr ME

25 May 43

SOC – 1 Jan 47

FA429

459 Sqn

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FA433

55 Sqn

SOC - 14 Mar 46

FA435

Arr ME

16 Jun 43

Transferred to Admiralty – Dec 45

FA444

Arr ME

18 May 43

SOC – 29 May 45

FA447

Arr ME

1 May 43

69 Sqn

SOC – 22 Feb 45

FA450

Arr ME

2 Sep 43

SOC – 1 Jan 47

FA459

15 (SAAF) Sqn

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FA460

55 Sqn

21 (SAAF) Sqn

29 Feb 44

Cat 3 FA - DBR in accident – 30 Mar 44. SOC - 3 Apr 44

FA462

Arr ME

8 Jul 43

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FA466

Arr ME

1 Apr 44

Transferred to Admiralty – 13 Sep 44

FA468

R

Arr ME

23 Jul 43

Cat 3 FB - Damaged by Bf109s and crash landed at Derna – 27 Feb 44

FA482

15 (SAAF) Sqn

SOC – 26 Apr 45

FA485

223 Sqn

SOC – 1 Mar 44

FA486

13 (H)

13(H) 459 Sqn

SOC – 29 Aug 46

FA491

P

Arr ME

16 Jun 43

15 (SAAF) Sqn

SOC – 28 Mar 46 (from 13(H))

FA494

15 (SAAF) Sqn

459 Sqn

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FA497

135 MU

30 Sep 43

Ex-15 SAAF

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FA498

55 Sqn

SOC – 31 May 45

FA499

Arr ME

21 Sep 43

Missing on recce. Believed ditched about 150nm SW of Cape Matapan – 27 Feb 44

FA502

Arr ME

12 Jun 43

SOC – 11 Apr 46

FA503

Arr MAAF

31 Oct 43

52 Sqn

Transferred to Italian AF in 1945

FA505

55 Sqn

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FA516

69 Sqn

13 (H)

SOC - 1 Jan 47

FA519

O

Arr ME

16 Jun 43

1330 CU

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FA523

W

Arr ME

23 Jul 43

MIA

8 Nov 43

Cat E FA - Missing on shipping recce near Naxos SOC – 1 Dec 43

FA531

Arr ME

13 Jul 43

69 Sqn

SOC – 1 Aug 44

FA533

Arr ME

13 Jul 43

55 Sqn

SOC – 31 May 45 (from 52 Sqn)

FA534

W

13 (H)

SOC –

1 Mar 44

Crashed near Agedabiah – 6 Feb 44

FA535

Arr ME

25 Jun 43

203 Sqn

Undercarriage jammed, belly landed at Berka III – 24 Dec 43. SOC - 1 Jan 47

FA538

52 Sqn

SOC – 29 Aug 46

FA539[1]

SOC – 7 Aug 47

FA547

Arr ME

26 May 43

15 (SAAF) Sqn

Cat E FA - Bounced on landing, stalled and crashed – burnt at LG 07 – 10 Sep 43. SOC – 10 Sep 43

FA548

Arr ME

8 Aug 43

Cat E

Cat E FB - Missing – 4 Dec 43

FA551

135 MU

16 Sep 43

13 (H)

SOC – 14 Mar 46 (from Iraq CF)

FA552

203 Sqn

13 (H)

SOC – 29 Aug 46

FA553

E

Arr ME

1 Dec 43

Transferred to Italian AF – 27 Jun 46

FA554

Arr ME

26 Nov 43

15 (SAAF) Sqn

Cat E FB - Shot down by fighter, Leros – 20 Feb 44

SOC - 1 Mar 44

FA555

Arr MAAF

30 Aug 43

70 OTU

SOC – 14 Mar 46 (from 75 OTU)

FA558

Arr ME

19 Aug 43

SOC – 1 Aug 44

FA559

A

Arr ME

17 Aug 43

Cat 3 FB – 30 Dec 43

SOC – 1 Feb 44

FA560

135 MU

26 Sep 43

13 (H)

Transferred to Italian AF – 27 Jun 46

FA567

G

Arr ME

1 Sep 43

EACF

SOC – 29 Aug 46

FA572

Arr ME

16 Mar 44

SOC – 31 May 45

FA574

S

Arr ME

13 Jul 43

Cat E FB - Missing over Aegean – 21 Sep 43

Pilot - Kennedy

FA575

Arr ME

16 Jun 43

SOC –27 Dec 45

FA579

Arr ME

25 Jun 43

135 MU

26 Sep 43

SOC – 29 Aug 45

FA580

Arr ME

7 Aug 43

SOC – 1 Jan 44

FA582

Arr MAAF

27 Jul 44

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FA585

Arr ME

25 Jun 43

203 Sqn

SOC - 31 May 45 (from 13(H))

FA586

Arr MAAF

1 Nov 43

21 (SAAF) Sqn

Missing over Chieti – 28 Feb 44

FA590

135 MU

16 Sep 43

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FA591

A, L, H

Arr ME

10 Aug 43

SOC – 19 Jul 45

FA592

Arr ME

10 Aug 43

Transferred to Italian AF – 27 Jun 46

FA593

Arr ME

30 Jun 43

52 Sqn

SOC – 29 Aug 46 (from 26 AACU)

FA594

O

Arr ME

30 Jun 43

Name - ‘Oomph’

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FA595

52 Sqn

SOC – 29 Aug 46

FA598

Arr ME

14 Feb 44

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FA601

N

55 Sqn

Cat 3 FB - Missing over Suda Bay –

3 Mar 44

FA602

Arr ME

27 Jul 43

Cat E FB - Missing – 29 Nov 43

SOC – 1 Jan 44

FA603

G

13(H)

55 Sqn

55 Sqn

1345 Flt

SOC 27 Mar 47 (from Anti-Locust Flt)

FA605

15 (SAAF) Sqn

Levant CF

SOC – 31 Oct 46 (from 1345 Flt)

FA606

55 Sqn

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FA609

E

55 Sqn

SOC – 29 Mar 45

FA612

Arr ME

1 Jul 43

21 (SAAF)

SOC – 14 Jun 45

FA613

55 Sqn

55 Sqn

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FA616

69 Sqn

Cat E

Cat E FA - DBR in accident – 24 Mar 44 (?)

FA617

U

Arr ME

1 Aug 43

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FA618

Arr MAAF

22 Sep 44

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FA620

Arr ME

3 Jul 43

SOC – 29 Aug 46

FA622

Arr ME

19 Jul 43

15 (SAAF) Sqn

SOC – 26 Apr 45

FA624

Arr ME

7 Jul 43

13(H)

Undercarriage collapsed on landing, Gambut – 18 Nov 43

FA628

135 MU

6 Sep 43

Cat E FA - DBR in accident – 27 Oct 44

FA629

Arr ME

25 Jul 43

13(H)

SOC – 26 Apr 45 (with 15 (SAAF) Sqn)

FA630

Arr ME

27 Jul 43

Transferred to Italian AF – 27 Jun 46

FA632

135 MU

30 Sep 43

13 (H)

Cat E FB - Missing – 1 Jan 45

SOC - 25 Jan 45

FA635

K

Arr ME

16 Jul 43

25 May 44

SOC

Damaged by flak at Kythera

FA637

Arr ME

19 Jul 43

21 (SAAF) Sqn

SOC – 31 May 45

FA639

Arr ME

10 Aug 43

15 (SAAF) Sqn

SOC – 29 Mar 45

FA651

P

Arr ME

20 Aug 43

Cat E FA – 18 May 45 (?)

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FA655

135 MU

27 Sep 43

459 Sqn

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FA658

Arr ME

10 Sep 43

15 (SAAF) Sqn

SOC – 14 Mar 46

FA663

Arr ME

7 Jul 43

223 Sqn

SOC – 21 Apr 46

FA669

Arr ME

19 Aug 43

Cat E FB - Missing over Aegean – 10 Nov 43

SOC – 1 Feb 44

FA672

Arr ME

10 Aug 43

Missing after reporting engine trouble – 19 Nov 43

SOC – 29 Aug 46

FA673

?

8 Oct 43

203 Sqn

12 Oct 43

Long-range Baltimore.

? Damaged - 1 Jan 44 ??

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