Hudson identity conundrum.

Discussion in 'Aircraft Requests' started by stona, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. stona

    stona Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2009
    Messages:
    7,521
    Likes Received:
    947
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I'm trying to identify this aircraft from this poor image for a relative. He says that his relative served with 269 sqn.coastal command based at wick in 1940. All of this is fine. He also thinks that this photograph is of his relatives aircraft,however I make out the code as ?X-O or ?X-Q. The first letter seems to be D,O,Q or U. None of these can be 269sqn. which bore the code letters UA.
    If anyone fancies a go at identifying this machine your input would be much appreciated.
    Here she is:

    [​IMG]

    Cheers
    Steve
     
  2. Johnny Signor

    Johnny Signor Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2008
    Messages:
    180
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Try this site
    Raf serials
    Johnny
     
  3. mhuxt

    mhuxt Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2004
    Messages:
    826
    Likes Received:
    72
    Trophy Points:
    28
    224 Squadron (code QX) had a detachment at Wick from October 39 to April 41. You'd have to download the ORB for the relevant months (3.5 quid per month, if you do it that way) to see if you can find a serial number for aircraft Q, but not all ORBs link serial numbers to squadron letters.
     
  4. stona

    stona Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2009
    Messages:
    7,521
    Likes Received:
    947
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Thanks for that.
    I know just what a long shot linking an aircraft identification letter to a serial through the squadron ORB can be! I've failed miserably on numerous occasions.
    At least the codes, time and place all add up.
    Cheers
    Steve
     
  5. Snautzer01

    Snautzer01 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2009
    Messages:
    3,097
    Likes Received:
    453
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    see

    .
    Clipboard01.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 1
Loading...

Share This Page