Boeing Fortress IIA of No 59 Squadron RAF, 1943

This Boeing Fortress IIA (serial FK202) was flown by No 59 Squadron of the RAF’s Coastal Command. The Squadron was one of the few RAF squadrons to operate the Fortress in 1942 and 1943 for maritime patrolling missions. The aircraft was equipped with ASV radar, with visible antennas on the fuselage sides and spine as well as beneath the wings.

This profile was created for the book “Squadrons ! No 21 – The Boeing Fortress Mk II & Mk III” by Phil Listemann.

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