Date: 14/08/1943
Squadron Code: 'F'
Serial Number: Liberator GR.Mk.V - BZ765
Enemy Aircraft details : Unknown
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Base: Aldergrove
Time Up: 0636hrs - Time Down: 2349 hrs - Duration: 17hrs 13mins
Op: Escort - Convoy SL134

C/V met and escorted for 5 hrs 5 min. to position 45.45.N 1605W. FW200 sighted at 1424hrs but dived into cloud and "F" was unable to make contact.

Crew on this day: F/L M. Charlton (Capt) - Sgt E.W. Harris (2nd Pilot) - F/O F.R. Short (Nav) - Sgt D.E. Peacock - F/O G.M. Harvey - F/O F.J. Bradley - F/O M.D. Hutchings - Sgt L.E. Proudfoot.

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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