Aircraft Photo of LK142 | Short S-29 Stirling Mk4 | UK - Air Force | #203317
Registration / Serial:LK142
Military Code:5T-A
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-29 Stirling
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-29 Stirling
Aircraft Version:Short S-29 Stirling Mk4
C/n (msn):[ LK142 ]
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
Unit Markings:196 Sqn
City / Area:Vraux / Musée du Terrain d'Aviation [ Off-Airport ]Map
Collection:Musée du Terrain d'Aviation de Condé-Vraux 1939-1945
Photo Date:23 September 2018
Photo by:Peter Vercruijsse
Photo ID: 203317
Photo Comment

Delivered between May and July 1944 to the RAF as LK142. Crashed 24-Sep-1944 at Réchicourt near Spincourt in Meuse, France when it flew into ground on a supply dropping mission. The incomplete fuselage went in Mar-2000 to the Musée du Terrain d'Aviation de Condé-Vraux 1939-1945 in Vraux, France. The code 5T-A is interesting as 5T was the code for 233 Sqn. However, for some unknown reason, 196 Sqn was using this code at the same time.

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