Date: 30/03/1945

Squadron Code: 'F'

Serial Number: Liberator MK.VIII - KK321
U-Boat details : Unknown
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Base: Aldergrove
Time UP: 0500 hrs (30th) - Time DOWN: 1807 hrs (30th) - DURATION: 13 hrs 07 mins
Op: A/U Patrol - Area LV.45


The patrol area had just been left in the special area around 51.30N. 1300W at 1540 when what appeared to be a schnorkel snake was seen at 1630 position 53.38N, 10.47W. The evidence was so good that an attack was made but natural manifestations and the speed equivalent to the speed of the wind, at which the phenomenom was moving, convinced that the object of attack was a waterspout...



Crews on this day:

P/O E.R. Snow (capt) - F/O Phillips (2nd-pilot) - F/L R. Gates (Nav) - F/Sgt's S. Lebedevich, A. Ross, D. Jenkinson, D.M. Ames - W/O's J. Warner, J.E. Cavanaugh & French.



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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