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Old 19th Feb 2018, 07:01
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Originally Posted by eMACaRe View Post
The AB book on the Fleet Air Arm, by Sturtivant and Burrow lists several aircraft as being destroyed "probably" on the 4/5 May 1942 during the bombing of the Cowes factory. Several aircraft, mainly in the "X" range appeared to me as being built too late to be destroyed on that night.
It's not necessarily a reliable guide, but the last of the X____ series (Wellington ICs X9600 onwards) were delivered between May 1941 and March 1942, so it's not out of the question.
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