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7 years 11 months ago - 7 years 11 months ago #3960 by brianj
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Hi,
Just visited the RAF Museum at Hendon for the first time - I have been meaning to go for several years. They have a 99 Squadron Liberator on display so I got a look at one in the flesh for the first time. It is very impressive. I include some photos I took which might be of interest. I would have loved to have a look on board but they dont allow it.
My only disapointment was the Wellington bomber was not there (it was away being restored) which my father also flew in.
Does anyone know if there any other Liberators or Wellingtons in the UK?
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7 years 11 months ago #3961 by Gary
Gary replied the topic: Re: Liberator in RAF Museum
There's one at Duxford in the American wing, Mike Jones was part of the restoration crew so I got to see it when they opened the wing up. It's ex RAF painted up as Dugan an American Lib.
There's the Wimpy down at Brooklands Museum it was restored with the help in part of Derek Clewley, I wish I'd got to see this one before I came out here.

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7 years 6 months ago #4133 by Babyboomer
Babyboomer replied the topic: Re: Liberator in RAF Museum
I believe this aircraft was flown by W/C Webster of 99 Squadron. My father was a F/Lt with 99 so must have flown at the same time.

In 1997, my brother and his family went to see KN751 and because of my father's connection, he was given a guided tour! I have a set of photographs taken throughout the aircraft with my brothers description on the back.

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7 years 6 months ago #4134 by Gary
Gary replied the topic: Re: Liberator in RAF Museum
Any chance I could grab copies of those photos Susan?

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7 years 6 months ago #4135 by Babyboomer
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I'll scan them and let you have them.

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7 years 6 months ago #4136 by Gary
Gary replied the topic: Re: Liberator in RAF Museum
Thanks Susan, I got them ok, interior reference shots are always good for modelling, especially the RAF one.

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