Halifax Serial Numbers

Matt Lacroix
Matt Lacroix

October 13th, 2003, 8:37 pm #1

Ian perhaps you are best equipped to answer this question. I am trying to to track the history of a couple of Halis, I am pretty certain they served with other squadrons before coming into 431 squadron's hands.

Do you know if a list exists that contains the squadron postings of each halifax?
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October 13th, 2003, 9:08 pm #2

Hi Matt,
Not much of a problem, what's the serial No's?
Ian
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Joined: September 8th, 2003, 5:55 pm

October 14th, 2003, 12:19 pm #3

Thanks Ian,

The numbers are:


MZ-589
MZ-509
MZ-628
MZ-685
MZ-537
MZ-517
MZ-657

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Joined: September 4th, 2003, 11:37 pm

October 14th, 2003, 4:11 pm #4

Here's the listing...
MZ509 431 sqn only. 26/8/44 written off
MZ517 431 Sqn then 1659 HCU. 12/12/44 written off
MZ537 425 Sqn then 431 Sqn. FTR ops 17/06/44
MZ589 426 Sqn then 431 Sqn. FTR ops 29/07/44
MZ628 431 Sqn only. FTR ops 19/07/44
MZ657 431 Sqn only. written off 06/07/44
MZ685 431 Sqn only. written off 17/07/44
Hope this helps?
Ian
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October 14th, 2003, 5:16 pm #5

Thanks Ian!

That is exactly what I'm looking for I will update my information accordingly. Any idea on the squadron letters for MZ589 with 426 and MZ537 with 425 squadron?

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October 14th, 2003, 5:54 pm #6

Hi Matt,

425 Sqn codes were KW-
426 Sqn codes were OW-

Hope this helps
Ian
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richard.k
richard.k

October 14th, 2003, 11:28 pm #7

MZ-589 first flown by 426 squadron carried OW-A
MZ-537 may of been assigned to 425 Squadron but did not fly any ops.
Hope this helps, Matt..
Richard
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October 15th, 2003, 12:26 pm #8

Ian & Richard,

Thanks for your help, I have everything I was looking for now!

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Joined: February 5th, 2005, 3:28 am

February 5th, 2005, 3:31 am #9

Thanks Ian,

The numbers are:


MZ-589
MZ-509
MZ-628
MZ-685
MZ-537
MZ-517
MZ-657

Visit the Halifax MZ589 Tribute Site

www.computan.on.ca/~flyguy
This Halifax was flown by my Uncle S/L C.G. Bull and was shot down on July 18 / 44. If you have any more information that you might share with myself and my family we would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks
Pete
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February 6th, 2005, 3:14 pm #10

Peter,

If you contact me off board I may be able to help you with your search.

Cheers!
Matt

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