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Bristol F2B Fighter D8012


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Does anyone have any information on the movements of this aircraft as I have varying dates relating to when it was taken on charge / struck off charge by No 35 Squadron, in fact according to the dates I have it was struck off charge before it was taken on charge!

 

Any help would be much appreciated as always

 

Regards

 

Pete

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Are you sure it's D8012? My notes on this machine read:

5 AAP Bristol tested 17.5.1918 ('engine missing') and 19.5.1918 ('OK'). 44 TDS Bicester and wrecked 9.10.1918 (2Lt Herbert James Lamb KIFA, the machine stalled and crashed near Islip in a forced landing due to engine failure in poor weather - engine FalconI 389/WD10495).

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Mick

 

Great piece of detective work; thanks for your efforts.

 

I have just found a file which confirms it was 35TS so I can cross it off my No 35 Squadron records

 

Regards

 

Pete

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Pete, These are the only Bristol Fighters I have a record of serving with 35Sqn in the War period:

  A7221   
  B1134   
  B1347   
  C 917   
  C4849   

  D7903   

Cheers, Trevor

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Trevor

 

Thanks for the feedback; that list ties in with what I have now (although I am currently short of the squadron dates for C917 ... so if anyone can help out on that it will enable me to complete this element of my No 35 Squadron research)

 

Regards

 

Pete

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C917 from 2ASD to 35Sq on 8.7.18 and on to 9Sq the same day.

With 9Sq until 23.10.18 when it was passed to 'O' Flight and SOC 8.1.19 unfit for further service with FH139:20

 

D8012 from 35TS to 18 WIng ARS on 7.6.18 then on to 44TDS

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