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No 112 SQUADRON AIRCRAFT HISTORIES
By kind permission of the Authors of RAF Hunters in Germany
Airframe Number Sqn Letter Arrived Departed Destination
Hunter F.4s        
WV273 D Thu 18 Apr 1957 Tue 21 May 1957 No 5 Maintenance Unit
WV332   Thu 18 Apr 1957 Mon 6 May 1957? No 234 Squadron
WV374   Thu 18 Apr 1957 Thu 16 May 1957 No 5 Maintenance Unit
WV382   Thu 18 Apr 1957 Mon 20 May 1957 No 5 Maintenance Unit
WV412 A Thu 12 Apr 1956 Thu 13 Sep 1956 Category 5 Damage write off
XE672 B Tue 10 Apr 1956 Mon 13 May 1957 No 5 Maintenance Unit
XE673 C Thu 12 Apr 1956 Thu 2 May 1957 No 234 Squadron
XE704 S Tue 10 Apr 1956 Tue 21 May 1957 No 5 Maintenance Unit
XE714   Thu 18 Apr 1957 Thu 2 May 1957 No 234 Squadron
XE715 L Mon 6 May 1957 Tue 21 May 1957 No 5 Maintenance Unit
XE716 A Thu 18 Apr 1957 Tue 14 May 1957 No 5 Maintenance Unit
XE717   Thu 18 Apr 1957 Wed 25 May 1957 No 234 Squadron
XE291 E Thu 18 Apr 1957 Tue 21 May 1957 No 5 Maintenance Unit
XF292 A Tue 21 May 1957 ? No 5 Maintenance Unit
XF293 N Tue 10 Apr 1956 Thu 2 May 1957 No 234 Squadron
XF294 B Mon 6 May 1957 Mon 27 May 1957 No 5 Maintenance Unit
XF295 E Mon 6 May 1957 Wed 19 Jun 1957 No 5 Maintenance Unit
XF296   Fri 6 Apr 1956 Fri 12 Apr 1957 No 67 Squadron
XF306 E Mon 16 Apr 1956 Tue 23 Apr 1957 No 5 Maintenance Unit
XF307 F Fri 20 Apr 1956 Tue 21 May 1957 No 5 Maintenance Unit
XF309 C Thu 12 Apr 1956 Wed 17 Apr 1957 No 5 Maintenance Unit
XF311 V Mon 6 May 1957 Fri 21 Jun 1957 No 5 Maintenance Unit
XF312 T Tue 8 Jan 1957 Fri 17 May 1957 No 26 Squadron
XF313   Mon 29 Apr 1957 May 1957 No 5 Maintenance Unit
XF316 R Wed 2 Jan 1957 Wed 17 Apr 1957 No 5 Maintenance Unit
XF319 A Tue 4 Dec 1956 Wed 17 Apr 1957 No 5 Maintenance Unit
XF322 O Fri 20 Apr 1956 Wed 17 Apr 1957 No 5 Maintenance Unit
XF358 P Tue 10 Apr 1956 Wed 17 Apr 1957 No 5 Maintenance Unit
XF362 Q Tue 24 Apr 1956 Tue 29 Jan 1957 No 71 Squadron
XF366 R Tue 10 Apr 1956 Fri 28 Dec 1956 No 71 Squadron
XF937 T Tue 24 Apr 1956 Tue 8 Jan 1957 No 71 Squadron
XF986 A Wed 17 Oct 1956 Mon 7 Jan 1957 No 234 Squadron
Sabre F4        
XB576   Tue 29 Dec 1953 Thu 8 Apr 1954 93 Sqn
XB629   Mon 11 Jan 1954 Thu 8 Apr 1954 93 Sqn
XB649 C Tue 2 Mar 1954 Wed 2 May 1956 Category 4 (Rehab) ATL
XB650 U Wed 30 Apr 1954 Mon 23 Aug 1955 Category 4 (Rehab) AGT
XB746 A Mon 4 Jan 1954 Thu 8 Apr 1954 93 Sqn
XB771 H Mon 29 Mar 1954 Tue 3 Jan 1956 Category 4 (Rehab) AGT
XB772 P Wed 31 Mar 1954 Thu 26 Jan 1956 Flying accident. Category 4 (Rehab) AGT
XB774 D Tue 29 Apr 1954 Wed 2 May 1956 Category 4 (Rehab) ATL [Click to see]
XB802 O Fri 29 Jan 1954 Thu 27 May 1954 93 Sqn
XB804   Fri 29 Jan 1954 Wed 14 Apr 1954 93 Sqn
XB808   Fri 29 Jan 1954 Fri 9 Apr 1954 20 Sqn
XB812   Fri 29 Jan 1954 Tue 11 May 1954 93 Sqn
XB818 A Mon 1 Feb 1954 Wed 7 Apr 1954 26 Sqn
XB822   Fri 5 Feb 1954 Wed 14 Apr 19547 93 Sqn
XB829   Fri 29 Jan 1954 Mon 12 Apr 1954 93 Sqn
XB855   Mon 29 Mar 1954 Wed 12 May 1954 Category 4 (Rehab) AGT
XB865   Thu 14 Jan 1954 Fri 9 Jul 1954 26 Sqn
XB884   Mon 1 Feb 1954 Wed 16 Jun 1954 Control failure after take-off from Bruggen, Fg Off R Mansfield ejected safely.
XB893   Thu 14 Jan 1954 Tue 26 Jan 1954 Wing Leader, Bruggen
XB912 A Wed 20 Jan 1954 Wed 3 Mar 1954 Attempted overshoot from abortive approach to Bruggen, engine failed to develop full power and the aircraft crashed into trees in the undershoot area and caught fire.   Pilot Fg Off L. R. Francis OK.
XB913   Thu 14 Jan 1954 Fri 30 Apr 1954 93 Sqn
XB914   Thu 14 Jan 1954 Wed 19 May 1954 20 Sqn
XB915   Thu 14 Jan 1954 Wed 19 May 1954 20 Sqn
XB917 A Tue 30 Mar 1954 Tue 23 Aug 1955 Category 4 (Rehab) AGT
XB919 V Fri 5 Mar 1954 Thu 3 May 1956 Category 4 (Rehab) ATL
XB920 K Mon 29 Mar 1954 Wed 6 Jun 1956 Category 4 (Rehab) ATL [Click to see]. CN707 Ex RCAF 19807. FF 28Jul53 as XB944, D/D 29Sep53, reregistered as XB920, after RAF to USAF charge 14Jun57, to Yugoslav AF as 11-102.
XB926 O Tue 6 Jul 1954 Mon 7 May 1956 (Click to see.) Category 4 (Rehab) ATL
XB934 X Mon 19 Jul 1954 Tue 27 Mar 1956 Category 4 (Rehab) ATL
XB939 F Mon 28 Jun 1954 Tue 23 Aug 1955 Category 4 (Rehab) AGT
XB944 L Mon 29 Mar 1954 Mon 7 May 1956 Category 4 (Rehab) ATL
XB946 R Tue 6 Apr 1954 Thu 3 May 1956 Category 4 (Rehab) ATL [Click to see.]
XB947 Q Mon 29 Mar 1954 Wed 2 May 1956 Category 4 (Rehab) ATL
XB950 S Mon 29 Mar 1954 Tue 5 Jul 1955 Aircraft exploded after severe fuel leak into engine compressor. Aircraft went into a dive, cleared a row of houses, then crashed one mile east of Heerlen, Netherlands killing the pilot, Fg Off M Smith.
XB956 T Tue 13 Apr 1954 Thu 3 May 1956 Category 4 (Rehab) ATL
XB957 W Tue 23 Mar 1954 Mon 7 May 1956 Category 4 (Rehab) ATL
XB958 J Fri 26 Feb 1954 Tue 23 Aug 1955 Category 4 (Rehab) AGT
XB960 G Mon 29 Mar 1954 Mon 9 Apr 1956 Category 4 (Rehab) ATL
XB976 E Fri 7 May 1954 Mon 7 May 1956 Category 4 (Rehab) ATL
XB978 N Mon 29 Mar 1954 Thu 3 May 1956 Category 4 (Rehab) ATL
XB979 B Mon 29 Mar 1954 Mon 7 May 1956 Category 4 (Rehab) ATL
Vampire FB.5       Re-equipped with Sabres 17Feb54
VV466 A-T Tue 1Sep53 Mon 15Feb54 12MU
VV473 A-W Fri 9Oct53 Thu 4Feb54 19MU
VV687 T-C
T-O
Fri 6Apr51 Sat 31Jan53 Nose u/c collapsed on landing, Butzweilerhof. PO J E A Jenkins. Issued to UK for repairs Fri 13Mar53.
VX462 T-G
A-G
Wed 13Aug52 Mon 15Feb54 12 MU. [Click to see.]
VZ115 T-E
A-E
Thu 31Jul52 Tue 17Mar53 During a practice for an impending visit by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh the engine failed when in the circuit at Jever.   The pilot, Fg. Off. Ray Hancock, misjudged his approach to a forced landing on the airfield and passed the runway caravan, going the wrong way, at about 200 knots.   The aircraft disintegrated and Ray was lucky to escape with little more than a broken arm. [Click to see crash site.]
VZ240 T-P
A-P
Thu 26Jun52 Fri 15Jan54 19 MU
VZ268 T-O Thu 19Feb53 Mon 1Feb54 12 MU
VZ343 A-Q Wed 13Aug52 Mon 15Feb54 12 MU
VZ344 A-L Fri 28Aug53 Fri 9Apr54 12 MU
WA114 T-D Fri 11Jul52 Thu 29Jan53 F/O A J A Sagar a new arrival on the squadron, while operating from Butzweilerhof, ran out of fuel and was obliged to bale out near Maaseik, Netherlands. He came down safely by parachute and his aircraft crashed near a pumping station. The rest of the formation landed rather low on fuel due to the bad weather and lack of radio contact. Sagar's particular shortage was due to having left his flaps down.
WA115 A-C
A-N
     
WA144 A-U
A-T
Mon 14Sep53 Mon 1Feb54 12 MU [Click to see.]
WA218 T-C
A-C
Fri 11Jul52 Fri 15Jan54 19 MU. (Click to see)
WA233 T-D Sat 26Jul52 Wed 1Apr53 Caught fire in the air and crashed at Odiham. F/L B R A Cox. There is some doubt as to the ownership of the aircraft at the time. The aircraft had earlier suffered a heavy landing accident on Sun 27Jul52 whilst flown by P/O Elsden and been repaired at Marshalls. Although there is no record of the aircraft being transferred to another unit, a note states "20 Squadron aircraft/54 Squadron pilot". Flt Lt Cox was definitely a member of 54 Squadron and is mentioned as part of the squadron Hunter team a few years later. Perhaps he was air-testing the Vampire for the unit?
WA235 T-D
T-L
A-L
Fri 25May51 Thu 27Aug53 Engine failure after take-off and forced landed at Bruggen. F/O R C E Duke. Issued to UK/Marshalls for Cat 4 repairs. [Click to see.]
WA244 T-F
A-F
Fri 20Mar53 Fri 9Apr54 12 MU
WA257 T-N Wed 25Feb53 Tue 29Dec53 19 MU
WA279 T-D
A-D
Wed 1Apr53 Tue 29Dec53 19 MU
WA283 T-F Wed 2Jul52 Sun 27Jul52 Failed to recover from an unauthorised attack on a civilian Dominie and crashed 2m SW of Haywards Heath, killing P/O C R Donaldson. Robin Brown's book "Shark Squadron" tells a slightly different tale:" The Squadron's first fatal accident occurred during a detachment to RAF Odiham on 27Jul52 when P/O C R Donaldson flying No 2 to F/O Keith Williamson was involved in a dog-fight with the Odiham Meteors. He appears to have lost control and dived away vertically, startling a passing Anson pilot who though he was being bounced, but the Vampire never pulled out."
WA295 A-E Wed 1Apr53 Wed 3Feb54 19 MU
WA331 T-A
A-A
Fri 20Apr51 Wed 21Apr54 CO's Vampire. 12 MU
WA337 T-G
A-K
Mon 4Jun51 Tue 29Dec53 19 MU. [Click to see.]
WA343 T-E Thu 24May51 Sun 13Jul52 Control lost after entering slipstream during formation take-off and crashed at Wahn, killing P/O C G D Jonklass
WA345 T-F Fri 25May51 Sat 22Nov52 5 Sqn
WA372 T-H
A-H
Mon 4Jun51 Mon 12Apr54 12MU. [Click to see.]
WA382 T-R Thu 18Jun53 Mon 15Feb54 12 MU
WA389 T-M Fri 11Jul52 Fri 5Mar54 12 MU
WA393 T-J
A-J
Fri 11Jul52 Thu 4Feb54 19 MU
WA417 A-S Thu 24Sep53 Tue 29Dec53 19 MU
WF586 T-B
A-B
Fri 20Apr51 Mon 1Feb54 12 MU
WG841   Fri 29May53 Tue 2Jun53 2 Gp Comm Flt Gutersloh
WG844 T-M
T-V
Tue 6Oct53 Fri 9Apr54 12 MU
Vampire T.11        
XH299   Tue 6Mar56 Mon 13May57 Destroyed by refuelling fire at Bruggen. Struck Off Charge Cat 5C
Meteor T.7        
WF782 Z/Y Sat 19May51 Fri 11Mar55 Crashed in forced landing at Bruggen. Struck Off Charge Cat 5C