Branse A. Burbridge 85 Sqn Mosquito XIX ?

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  1. le_steph40

    le_steph40 Well-Known Member

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    Hello All,

    I would like to build a Mosquito XIX flown by Squadron Leader (at this time) B. A. Burbridge during 1944 in 85 Sqn.
    I read somewhere on the web that the serial of his "VY-Y" flown from June to early November 1944 could be MM645...
    Have you any information to confirm (or not) please ?
    Thanks in advance :)
     
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    Sorry Steph, went through my books and could only find a NFXII photo/profile and a NFXXX profile that he flew.

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    #3 Wurger, Aug 24, 2014
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    As memo serves he used to fly planes either with B or V letter. The Mosquito MM645 ( VY-Y ) was transfered from the 85th Squadron to the 169th one ( VI-U ) when the unit got NF.XXX. The serial MM645 indicates Mk.XIX what can be found in many references.
     
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    Right you are Wojtek. The NF.XXX was coded VY-Y, s/n NT252. The NF.XII was coded VY-S, s/n HK119.

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    I took my "old books", here is that I found about planes used by B. A. Burbridge to claim victories
    - Havoc II VY-C (Do217 prob.) June 1942
    - Mosquito XVII VY-Y (Me410), VY-M (Do217, Ju88 ), VY-B (Ju188, Me410) February, March, April 1944
    - Mosquito XIX VY-K (Ju88 prob.), VY-C (Do217 dam.), VY-Y (MM645 ?)(Ju188x3, V1x3, Ju88x6, Bf110), VY-N (Bf110, Ju88 ) June->November 1944
    - Mosquito XXX VY-Z (Ju88, Bf110), VY-P (MV546)(Bf110), VY-X (Ju88 ) December 1944, January 1945
     
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    #6 Wurger, Aug 25, 2014
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    Here is shot of Burbridge's logbook ( I found via the net ) from November 1944 includes his four kills over Bochum, western Germany... most of records there indicates the Mossie VY-Y as a mount he flown in that time. But also X,N,N,G and S

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