Troy Smith Posted January 25 Share Posted January 25 16 hours ago, Fritag said: My superficial understanding is that the USAAF 326th BG (which operated the 11th CCRC which used the 2 Defiants) used the codes JW (according to Google) so it seems a reasonable assumption to me that DR944 would also carry the squadron codes JW. from https://boxartden.com/reference/gallery/index.php/Camouflage-Markings/British-Aircraft-in-USAAF-Service 16 hours ago, Fritag said: The photo of DR944 suggests that the lowest part of the individual aircraft code is an inverted triangle which to me suggests a 'V'. Hence I'm minded to infer that DR944 was JW-V when with the USAAF. That's a lot of assumption and inference and not a lot of evidence; so I'm obvs. willing to be corrected and I'm not yet sure it's sound enough reasoning to proceed with. Apologies if stating the obvious, has anyone asked the Americans? I'm not sure what I'd start, perhaps the https://www.americanairmuseum.com has DR945 https://www.americanairmuseum.com/archive/aircraft/dr945 He can be busy, but @Dana Bell knows a thing or two about US archives. You may get lucky, it's the sort of oddity that I think would amuse Dana. One point you maybe on the right track is the alphabet as in U being followed by V? Just a thought. On 23/01/2023 at 12:52, Ex-FAAWAFU said: I had no idea that MB had ever used a Defiant; fabulous - at least the beast did something useful. probably fighting talk with @AndyL posting here. AFAIK the Defiant was OK as a nightfighter, and must have been reasonable enough as a target tow to have been both converted and built on one specifically , as plenty were used for that, as well as Air Sea Rescue type. Fascinating project @Fritag 6 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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