Chalk Number ZO-V Operation Mallard

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Chalk Number ZO-V Operation Mallard

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I hope you can help me, I am the grandson of Raymond Impett, the navigator on LK147 when it crashed on 10th May 1945 killing all those on board. I am trying to research the aircraft that he and his crew flew on. I have established that during Operation Mallard they flew aboard Short Stirling ZO-V serial number EF248 and had problems at taking off because the tow rope snapped. I have however been unable to establish what their allocated chalk number was for the operation. He flew with 196 Squadron and took off from Keevil on 6th June 1944.

Please can you advise me where I could find this information. Also if there are any pictures of EF248 or LK147 in existence.

Thanking you in advance for your help.

David Hibbs

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Re: Chalk Number ZO-V Operation Mallard

Post by K4KittyCrew »

Hi David and welcome to the forum.
Forum moderator Alan sent me some files on 196 squadron and here are the operational record books in and around 6th June 1944.
Cheers,
John
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Re: Chalk Number ZO-V Operation Mallard

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Thank you very much for this information John.

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