Serial #: MK356
Model: LF Mk. IXc
Last info: 2006
Built at Castle Bromwich, Early 1944.
Delivered to RCAF as MK356, March 1944.
- Allocated to 443 Squadron/RCAF.
- Flew 60 sorties.
- Damaged in combat 3 times.
- Credited with a half kill on Bf 109.
- On June 13, 1944, while flown by F/O Gordon Monroe,
a main wheel was lost on take-off. On
return from patrol Monroe made a wheels
- Transferred to maintenance unit for repairs
(not completed) when unit moved to France.
- Designated an instructional airframe and issued #5690M, Oct. 1945.
RAF Hawkinge, 1951-1961.
- Displayed as gate guard (initially as M5690, later as MK365).
RAF Bicester, 1962.
RAF Locking, 1966-1967.
- Gate guard.
RAF Henlow, 1967-1969.
- Used in movie "Battle Of Briatin" in static scenes, 1968.
RAF Museum, RAF St. Athan, Aug. 18, 1969-1997.
- Restored to airworthy, RAF St. Athan, 1991-1997.
-- Fitted with wings from SL674.
- First flight, Nov. 7, 1997.
RAF Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight, Nov. 14, 1997-2006.
- Flown as MK356/21-V.
- Painted in 443 Squadron/RCAF scheme.
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-4th Edition, 2003.
Photo Source(s): |
Peter Still - STILL Photography.