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FE2b/d Monograph - corrections

RAF FE2b/d


4884 At Renfrew allotted to Training Brigade, re-allotted to BEF (160-hp Beardmore) 5.10.16. 1 AD dd ex Farnborough 9.11.16. 18 Sqn dd ex 1 AD 23.11.16 and LIA in combat with 2 EA 20.12.16 (2Lt Reginald Smith/2Lt H Fiske KIA – a/c shot down in flames). 
4981 Assembled by Barclay Curle. 2 (Aux) SAG dd ex Glasgow 22.1.17 and damaged in storm. 51 HDS C Flt.
7667 9 RS by 8.2.17 and force-landed 15.10.16 (Lt W.W. Sawden/Lt Champion OK).
7688 Converted to FE2d and tested at Norwich 1.17. 9 RS by 16.10.16 (Lt W.W. Sawden) until @ 2.17.
7690 9 RS by 17.10.16 (Lt W.W. Sawden).
A788 2 (Aux) SAG photographed crashed. Newcastle ex Ayr 30.10.17 for 199 DS. 199 DS dd 30.10.17 (Capt GK Palmer).
A809 2 (Aux) SAG photographed crashed.
A830 2 (Aux) SAG dd ex Renfrew 2.3.17 (Major LA Strange, recorded as A803) and crashed from stall on low turn 14.4.17 (crew injured – recorded as A530, photo caption gives Lt Blythe crashing this machine).
A1934 Allotted to BEF 11.9.16. RAF 25.9.16; engine No.97, airscrew 13537/T28020. 1 AD by 1.10.16. 20 Sqn dd ex 1 AD 15.11.16, force-landed 5.1.17 (Lt W.W. Sawden OK) and damaged in forced-landing on patrol 17.3.17 (74hrs 54mins flying time).
A1943 RAF 16.10.16; engine 3/250/63, airscrew 13582/T28020. At Northolt, allotted to BEF 10.1.17. 20 Sqn dd ex 1 AD 11.2.17 until @ 16.2.17 (Lt W.W. Sawden).
A5625 8 AAP allotted to BEF 4.1.18 (160-hp Beardmore) and tested 18.1.18 (Lt H. Shaw, recorded as B5625 – ‘Piece off prop. Press dud’).
A5632 8 AAP allotted to BEF 5.1.18 (160-hp Beardmore) and tested 20.1.18 (Lt H. Shaw, recorded as B5632 – ‘OK’).
A5665 100 Sqn damaged by fire 26.2.18. 83 Sqn dd ex 1 AIS 24.3.18 and crashed after stall on take off for night bombing sortie 31.5.18. 2 ASD 2.6.18 deleted 13.6.18, not worth reconstruction (41hrs 20mins flying time).
A5747 8 AAP allotted to BEF 25.1.18 (160-hp Beardmore) and tested/visited Throwley 8.2.18 (Lt H. Shaw, recorded as B5747 – ‘OK. Took tail skid for Camel with broken skid’).
A5767 8 AAP tested 19.12.17 (Lt H. Shaw – ‘OK’ – recorded at B5767).
A5768 8 AAP tested 20.12.17 (Lt H. Shaw – ‘OK’ – recorded at B5768).
A5772 8 AAP tested 16.2.18 (Lt H. Shaw – ‘OK’).
A5787 8 AAP allotted to BEF (160-hp Beardmore) 28.1.18 and tested 17.2.18 (Lt H. Shaw – ‘OK’).
A6358 FE2d. Presentation a/c Bombay No 2. At Norwich 14.2.17 allotted to BEF. 20 Sqn and LIA near Bellewaarde on bombing sortie 6.4.17 (2Lt Roland Smith/Lt R Hume KIA – probably shot down by OffSt W Gottsch, Jasta 8 – a/c had 13hrs 1min flying time, engine 4/250/135/WD12116).
A6452 FE2b. 8 AAP tested 27.3.18 (Lt H. Shaw – ‘OK’).
A6462 FE2b. 36 HDS A Flt by 14.3.18 (2Lt NS Jones/2Lt JM le Mee 20.10hr AZP - reported as A6642 – engine cut but landed back at base – possibly FE2d A6442). 8 AAP tested 29.3.18 (Lt H. Shaw – ‘Engine very dud’).
A6473 FE2b. 8 AAP tested 27.3.18 (Lt H. Shaw – ‘Engine dud, knock’) and 29.3.18 (‘OK’).
A6483 FE2b. 8 AAP tested 7.4.18 (Lt H. Shaw recorded as B6483 – ‘OK’).
A6508 8 AAP tested 23.3.18 (Lt H. Shaw – ‘OK’).
A6523 FE2d. 20 Sqn and vict 2.7.17 (2Lt RM Trevethan & Lt CA Hoy sent an Albatros D.III ooc near Houthem at 12.45hrs). Converted to FE2b. 101 Sqn dd ex 2 ASD 20.8.18 and damaged in landing crash after night bombing sortie 27.10.18 (2Lt AE Sharp OK).
A6524 FE2b. 8 AAP tested 27.3.18 (Lt H. Shaw recorded as B6524 – ‘OK. Pressure gauge pointer off’).
A6529 FE2b. 8 AAP tested 27.3.18 (Lt H. Shaw – ‘Tail heavy’) and 29.3.18 (‘OK’).
A6570 FE2b. 8 AAP tested 27.2.18 (Lt H. Shaw – ‘mag trouble’) and 28.2.18 (‘OK’).
A6580 FE2b. 8 AAP allotted to BEF 31.1.18 (160-hp Beardmore) and tested 27.2.18 (Lt H. Shaw – ‘OK’).
B467 8 AAP tested 21.12.17 (Lt H. Shaw – ‘would not climb’).
B469 8 AAP tested 12.12.17 (Lt H. Shaw – ‘OK’).
B470 8 AAP tested 13.12.17 (Lt H. Shaw – ‘OK’).
B492 At Dover allotted to 58 Sqn, re-allotted to BEF 14.1.18 (160-hp Beardmore). 8 AAP by 12.2.18 (Lt H. Shaw joyride).
B494 8 AAP tested 29.12.18 (Lt H. Shaw – ‘Vib. Oil & water pipes broken’).
B495 At Dover allotted to 58 Sqn, re-allotted to BEF 14.1.18 (160-hp Beardmore). 8 AAP tested 23.2.18 (Lt H. Shaw – ‘OK’).
B1874 FE2b. 58 Sqn. I Flt dd ex 58 Sqn via 1 AIS 22.8.18.
B7819 8 AAP tested 19.5.18 (Lt H. Shaw – ‘OK’).
B7839 8 AAP dd ex Farnborough, with forced landing at Penshurst after engine failed, 3-4.4.18 (Lt H. Shaw/Lt Rendle).
D9909 8 AAP tested 4.8.18 (Lt H. Shaw – ‘OK’).
D9914 Allotted to Independent Force and wrecked at Le Bourget on delivery flight to 2 ASD 30.7.18 (Lt AB Taylor injured).


Article posted: 06/09/2009

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