Squadron 161 Lysander Mk III

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  1. boblalux

    boblalux New Member

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    Hello,

    Can anyone tell me the registration of the Lysander used by Flight-Lieutenant John Bridger DFC, when he dropped the 2 French agents Moulin and General derestraint here in France on the 19-20 Marcg 1943? Was it V9367, or V9673, or another?
    I am developing a model of said plane on my web site gggg , and would be very grateful if someone out there knows this.
    Bob
     
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    nuuumannn Well-Known Member

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    Hey Bob,

    You might be interested to know that the Shuttleworth Collection's flyable Lysander III is painted in the markings of V9367; both Pickard and Bridger flew the original with 161 Sqn.

    V9367 s.jpg

    I can't say whether V9367 was the aircraft used on the op in question, but a cursory glanse on the net reveals that Bridger also flew V9353.

    You might want to consider contacting the Department of Research and Information Services (DoRIS) at the RAF Museum at Hendon. They might be able to help with your request.

    Good luck with the model building.
     
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    Thanks a lot, I will
     
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    Bridger flew V9353, on that sortie; I've photographed the (handwritten) ORB entry, so, if you'd like it, let me know. There's no indication of the code letter, sorry.
     
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