American Lysander

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I never new the Americans flew these.
From the Roger Freeman collection, they have it marked as a "Stinson AT-19 Reliant"
LINK - http://www.americanairmuseum.com/media/9496
Anyone any more details on this.
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii120/Duggy009/Duggy009-2/Westland-Lysander-ofGunnerySchoolCMarch1944.jpg
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Any clues in the background aircraft? There's a Cub, L5, or perhaps an Auster (something pretty tiny, anyway) in front of an Oxford, and a Mossie to the right... I think, makes the eyes ache looking!

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Just squinting at the aircraft in the background - not sure about Mossie, maybe P38?

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No familiar vertical stab to ident a Mossie...P-38 for sure.

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Won't disagree... I was going by the highish wing! Mind you, having spotted the Flying Bulls P38 at Sumburgh in 2012, I should still have got it...

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My initial thought was P-38 too on looking.

I think Oxford and possibly L-5 for the other two aircraft

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There was an article on such aircraft ten or more years ago in Scale Aircraft Modeller called Reverse Lend Lease or something like that. It prompted me to build a model of that Lysander.

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Which article led me to this ground attack mod I hadn't come across previously

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about 25 Westland Lysanders went to the USAAF in the UK."

Lol - I thought they only used one! Would these have been from one block of serials or just random? The aircraft in the photo certainly appears to be from the V9... range.

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The photograph looks like Lysander IIIa V9817 assigned to 3rd GTTF East Wretham.

The other photograph at Atcham is Lysander Mk III T1552 assigned to 1st GTTF of 495 FG. Repainted Olive Drab and Neutral Gray.

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Operation torch markings?

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There's good mention made of USAAF Lysanders in MMP's Lysander book published a few years ago now, and authored by JDK. I can't find my copy at the moment, which is driving me bonkers, but there are several photos and at least one profile drawing of USAAF examples.

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One profile of V9817 is all there is in the MMP book. No photographs.

Hack Utility Planes of the Mighty Eighth list the following Lysanders assigned to US units.

359 FG East Wretham T1574
453 BG Old Buckenham V9356
495 FG 1 GTTF Atcham T1552
V9512 ground looped Llanbeder 5/5/43
V9665 ground looped Llanbeder 27/3/43
496 FG 2 GTTF Goxhill & Halesworth P9122 forced landing due to engine failure at Otteringham
T1469 fire due to mechanical failure Ryehill 6/743; crashed due to mechanical failure near Holmpton 13/11/43
V9496 crashed due to mechanical failure near Goxhill 23/6/43
496 FG 3 GTTF East Wretham V9817
322 BG Bury St Edmunds V9583 ground accident as parked aircraft at Bury St Edmunds 29/5/43
V9735 ground accident as parked aircraft at Bury St Edmunds 29/5/43
323 BG Horham & Earls Colne V9356 landing accident at Earls Colne 12/10/43
8th Air Force Headquarter Flight High Wycombe V9506
V9741
11th Combat Crew |Replacement Centre Bovingdon V9778

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Lysander III T1574 359 FG East Wretham