Halifax B II JP485 of 148 Sqn

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  1. Witold Kowalski

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    Hi everybody
    This is my first thread on ww2Aircraft.net. My interests concern night aerial combat over Europe. I'm looking for info about HP Halifax II JN495 from 148 Sqn probably lost on the night 27/28.8.44 over Yugoslavia.

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  2. antoni

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    On night of 26th August 1944 two 1585 Flight Halifaxes were shot down over Hungary.

    JD362 ‘E’ F/Sgt Jan Radwan-Kużelewski (flying without 2nd pilot), P/O Stefan Kleniewski, Sgt Leon Witkowski, Sgt Karol Wałaszek, F/O Kazimierz Sorówka, Sgt Tadeusz Ogrodnik, Sgt Edward Jodis.

    JN895 ‘B’ F/Sgt Józef Woroch (flying without 2nd pilot), Sgt Włodzimierz Augustyn, Sgt Alfred Szmigielski, Sgt Ludwik Wantulok, Sgt Jan Kantowski, Sgt BronisVaw Kłosowski, Sgt Rudolf Majewski.
     
  3. Witold Kowalski

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    The Halifax I ask about was a 148 Sqn mashine and was probably lost on mission of supply drop for Yugoslavian partisans rather than support of Warsaw Uprising. Problem is that I'm not sure wether Halifax of that serial was realy lost that particular night.
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    Quite interesting... therefore there is a difference in the Halifax serial number in the thread title and in the post?

    Wiki Tante says - aircaraft of 148 Squadron.....

    Date of introduction of aircraft into 148 squadron

    1918 - Royal Aircraft Factory FE.2b
    1937 - Hawker Audax
    1937 - Vickers Wellesley
    1938 - Handley Page Heyford III
    1939 - Vickers Wellington I
    1939 - Avro Anson I
    1940 - Vickers Wellington IC
    1942 - Vickers Wellington II
    1943 - Consolidated Liberator II
    1943 - Handley Page Halifax II
    1944 - Westland Lysander IIIA
    1944 - Handley Page Halifax V
    1944 - Short Stirling IV
    1945 - Consolidated Liberator VI
    1946 - Avro Lancaster B1
    1949 - Avro Lincoln B2
    1956 - Vickers Valiant B1 and B(K)1

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    Niether of them a Halifax.

    As far as a know all JN and JP serial number Halifxes were B Mk II and GR Mk II built by LPT.

    JN882 - 926
    JN941 - 978
    JP107 - 137
    JP159 - 207
    JP220 - 259
    JP275 - 301
    JP319 -338
     
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    Undoubtedly there is something wrong with the Halifax serial number.
     
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    Did 148 squadron fly both the short stirling and the Halifax ?
     
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    Yes. Short Stirling MkIV, from November 1944 to Dec 1944 only.
     
  9. Witold Kowalski

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    Hi everybody
    After checking my Halifax files it seems that indeed there was no Halifax of that serial. I've found it on exellent Carpetbeggr Aviation Museum list, but anyway there was probably a Halifax from 148 Sqn lost in SOE Op. that night possibly in Sarajewo region. I'm looking for any info
    All the best
     
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