Date: 02/11/1942
Squadron Code: 'D'
Serial Number: Liberator Mk.V - FL928
U-Boat details : Unknown
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Base: St. Eval
Time Up: 0710hrs - Time Down: 1825hrs - Duration: 11hrs 15mins
Op: A/S Escort "DISTAFF"

Airborne ST. EVAL. No S.E. 12x250 Torpex D.C's. At 0957, flying at 1,500 feet, sighted U-boat wake three miles on starboard beam. Attack made at 1000hrs from 40ft with 6 D.C's. Rear gunner saw three large explosions of D.C's straddling estimated track about 30 feet ahead of swirl. Left area at 1010hrs. Returned at 1135hrs but nothing seen. Weather good.

Crew on this day: P/O S.G. Duplooy (Capt) - Sgt L.W. Moore (2nd pilot) - F/S M.N. Black (Nav) - P/O R.V. MacDonald - Sgt H.S. Wilson - F/S K. Coates - Sgt G.E. Knight

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:::: Source - Memoires of F/L E.E. Allen DFC ::::....

During WWII, the RAF used three-letter codes to identify their aircraft from a distance. Two large letters were painted before the roundel, which signified the squadron to which the aircraft belonged, and another letter was painted after the roundel which indicated the individual aircraft. Aditionally, there was the individual serial number for each aircraft, which was painted in a much smaller size, usually somewhere at the rear of the aircraft: (more)

Codes used by RAF 59 Squadron:

PJ Sep 1938 - Sep 1939
TR Sep 1939 - Oct 1942
1 Aug 1943 - Jul 1944
WE Jul 1944 - Oct 1945
BY Oct 1945 - Jun 1946, Dec 1947 - Oct 1950