RB222 - TP.F
For some unknown reason over the years the Hawker Typhoon serial number RB222 has been associated with an aircraft supposedly flown by 198 Squadron during the Falaise Gap operations of August 1944 as TP.F. Frequent references can be found in paintings, model kits, and publications as if to confirm this, however there appears to be no official record of this particular aircraft ever serving with 198. According to records RB222 was one of 255 Hawker Typhoons delivered to the RAF between September 1944 and January 1945 and was flown by 183 Squadron RAF as HF.K.
At the time it is claimed RB222 was serving with 198 Squadron RAF the Squadron's actual TP.F carried the serial number MN119 which was shot down by flak on the 19th August 1944, subsequently the coding TP.F was transferred to MN702 on the 24th of the same month.
(Also see "Red Code Letters")
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