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Avro 504A/B/J/K
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6 Squadron, AFC, Minchinhampton, Dec., 1918, Diamond pattern schemed Avro 504K E1804. via Mike Mirkovic.

     
 

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Aircraft Serial Type Aircraft History
4784 504A 1 Sqn, AFC,
Flown by crews (Mentioned in records - 27 May 1916)
Used in fabic tests at Air Depot, Egypt, 1916.
4785 504A To 17 Sqn, AFC,
05/06/1916 To "A" Flight,
1 Sqn, AFC,
14/06/1916 to Air Park,
Used in fabic tests at Air Depot, Egypt, 1916.
4786 504A To 17 Sqn, AFC,
05/06/1916 To "A" Flight,
1 Sqn, AFC,
14/06/1916 to Air Park,
7063? 504? Served with 7 Sqn, AFC.
An Avro 504 is recorded on 7 Squadron records with the serial "7063".
A2649 504A Built by A.V.Roe & Co, Manchester.
Served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
A8598 504A Built by A.V.Roe & Co, Manchester.
Served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
B942 504A/J Served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
B952 504A/J Served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
B976 504A/J Served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
B990 504A/J Served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
B1395? 504B? This serial is interesting, as "B1395" was allocated to one of two ex French Morane Monocoque aircraft on RFC charge.
Avro 504B serials were allocated in batches either side of the Morane serials.
Looks like an error of some sorts was made in the in the paperwork associated with this airframe. Served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
B2139? 504? Another puzzling serial!
The serials B2051 - B2150 were allocated to a batch of Airco DH4's built by F.W.Berwick & Co, London.
However, an Avro 504 serialled "B2139" appears in 6 Sqn, AFC records.
B3107 504J Built by A.V.Roe (Hamble) and served with 6 & 8 Sqns, AFC.
B3139 504J Built by A.V.Roe (Hamble) and served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
B3140 504J Built by A.V.Roe (Hamble) and served with 5 & 6 Sqns, AFC.
B3195 504A Built by the Humber Motor Company Ltd, Coventry and served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
B3277 504A Built by the Humber Motor Company Ltd, Coventry and served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
B4214 504J Avro Built and fitted with a 100 h.p. Monosoupape engine. Served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
B4215 504J Avro Built and fitted with a 100 h.p. Monosoupape engine. Served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
B4382 504A Avro Built and fitted with a 80 h.p. Gnome engine. Served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
B7555? 504? Another puzzling serial!
The serials B7481 - B7580 were allocated to a batch of Sopwith Pups built by Whitehead Aircraft.
However, an Avro 504 serialled "B7555" appears in 6 Sqn, AFC records.
B7599? 504? Another puzzling serial! The serials B7581 - B7680 were allocated to a batch of Airco DH9's built by Westland.
However, an Avro 504 serialled "B7599" appears in 5 Sqn, AFC records.
B8717 504? This aircraft was from a batch of 200 Avro 504 A/J/K's built by Parnall.
Served with 5 Sqn, AFC.
B8718 504? This aircraft was from a batch of 200 Avro 504 A/J/K's built by Parnall.
Served with 5 Sqn, AFC.
B8744 504? This aircraft was from a batch of 200 Avro 504 A/J/K's built by Parnall.
Served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
B8747 504? This aircraft was from a batch of 200 Avro 504 A/J/K's built by Parnall.
Served with 5 & 6 Sqns, AFC.
C575 504? This aircraft was from a batch of 200 Avro 504 A/J/K's built by the Humber Motor Co Ltd. Served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
C576 504? This aircraft was from a batch of 200 Avro 504 A/J/K's built by the Humber Motor Co Ltd. Served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
C615 504? This aircraft was from a batch of 200 Avro 504 A/J/K's built by the Humber Motor Co Ltd. Served with 5 Sqn, AFC.
C631 504? This aircraft was from a batch of 200 Avro 504 A/J/K's built by the Humber Motor Co Ltd. Served with 5 Sqn, AFC.
C705 504? This aircraft was from a batch of 200 Avro 504 A/J/K's built by the Humber Motor Co Ltd. Served with 5 Sqn, AFC.
C4340 504J Built by A.V.Roe & Co, Manchester.
Served with 5 Sqn, AFC.
C4465 504J Built by A.V.Roe & Co, Manchester.
Served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
D5 504J/K This aircraft was from a batch of 200 Avro 504 J & K aircraft built by A.V.Roe.
Served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
D6 504J/K This aircraft was from a batch of 200 Avro 504 J & K aircraft built by A.V.Roe.
Served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
D7 504J/K This aircraft was from a batch of 200 Avro 504 J & K aircraft built by A.V.Roe.
Served with 6 Sqn, AFC..
D93 504J/K This aircraft was from a batch of 200 Avro 504 J & K aircraft built by A.V.Roe.
Served with 5 Sqn, AFC.

Avro 504J D93 
AWM P01034_053

D141 504J/K This aircraft was from a batch of 200 Avro 504 J & K aircraft built by A.V.Roe and served with 5 Sqn, AFC.
D142 504J/K This aircraft was from a batch of 200 Avro 504 J & K aircraft built by A.V.Roe and served with 5 Sqn, AFC.
D143 504J/K This aircraft was from a batch of 200 Avro 504 J & K aircraft built by A.V.Roe and served with 5 Sqn, AFC.
D4157? 504? Another puzzling serial!
The serials D4011 - D4210 were allocated to a batch of 200 Sopwith Pups built by Whitehead Aircraft and "delivered to the RFC as spares".
However, an Avro 504 serialled "D4157" appears in 6 Sqn, AFC records.
D4340 504? Another puzzling serial!
The serials D4211 - D4360 were allocated to a batch of 150 Martinsyde F4 Buzzards. However, an Avro 504 serialled "D4340" appears in 5 Sqn, AFC records.
D4368 504J/K Built as one of a batch of 200 Avro 504J & K aircraft by the Sunbeam Motor Car Company, Wolverhampton and served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
D4465 504J/K Built as one of a batch of 200 Avro 504J & K aircraft by the Sunbeam Motor Car Company, Wolverhampton and served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
D6338 504? Built as one of a batch of 150 Avro 504A, J & K aircraft by the Brush Electrical Engineering Co Ltd, Loughborough and served with 6 Sqn, AFC.

Avro 504 D6338 
AWM P08374_003

D7552 504J/K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504J & K aircraft by A.V.Roe & Co and served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
D7555 504J/K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504J & K aircraft by A.V.Roe & Co and served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
D7600 504J/K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504J & K aircraft by A.V.Roe & Co and served with 8 Sqn, AFC.
D7628 504J/K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504J & K aircraft by A.V.Roe & Co and served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
D7629 504J/K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504J & K aircraft by A.V.Roe & Co and served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
D7630 504J/K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504J & K aircraft by A.V.Roe & Co and served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
D7638 504J/K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504J & K aircraft by A.V.Roe & Co and served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
D7786 504J/K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504J & K aircraft by A.V.Roe & Co and served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
D7787 504J/K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504J & K aircraft by A.V.Roe & Co and served with 6 Sqn, AFC.

6 Squadron, AFC, Minchinhampton, Dec., 1918, Avro 504K D7787 after a landing accident. via Mike Mirkovic.  6 Squadron, AFC, Minchinhampton, Dec., 1918. Avro 504K D7787 in hangar being repaired. via Mike Mirkovic.

D7789 504J/K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504J & K aircraft by A.V.Roe & Co and served with 8 Sqn, AFC.
The aircraft was flown by Capt E F 'Tabby' Pflaum and carried the name "TAB" beneath the cockpit.

Avro 504 D7799 flown by Capt. E.F.(Tabby)Pflaum of 8 Sqn, AFC at Leighterton, UK. AWM P00826_238.  Avro 504J D7789 'TAB". 
8 (Training) Squadron, AFC, 
Leighterton, c.1918. 
Captain 'Tabby' Pflaum
via Mike Mirkovic.  Avro 504J D7789 'TAB". 
8 (Training) Squadron, AFC, 
Leighterton, c.1918. 
Captain 'Tabby' Pflaum
via Mike Mirkovic.

D7790 504J/K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504J & K aircraft by A.V.Roe & Co and served with 5 Sqn, AFC. Suffered a ground accident at Minchinhampton, England in 1918 and broke in half.
D7799   Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504J & K aircraft by A.V.Roe & Co.
Served with 8 Sqn, AFC.
D8251 504K Built as one of a batch of 50 Avro 504K aircraft by the Humber Motor Car Company and served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
D8252 504K Built as one of a batch of 50 Avro 504K aircraft by the Humber Motor Car Company and served with 5 Sqn, AFC.
D8262 504K Built as one of a batch of 50 Avro 504K aircraft by the Humber Motor Car Company and served with 5 Sqn, AFC.
D8948 504K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504K aircraft by the Grahame-White Aviation Co, Hendon and served with 5 Sqn, AFC.
D8949 504K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504K aircraft by the Grahame-White Aviation Co, Hendon and served with 5 Sqn, AFC.
D8951 504K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504K aircraft by the Grahame-White Aviation Co, Hendon and served with 5 Sqn, AFC.
D8952 504K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504K aircraft by the Grahame-White Aviation Co, Hendon and served with 8 Sqn, AFC.
D9281 504K Built as one of a batch of 100 Avro 504K aircraft by Parnall & Sons and served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
D9282 504K Built as one of a batch of 100 Avro 504K aircraft by Parnall & Sons and served with 5 Sqn, AFC.
D9283 504K Built as one of a batch of 100 Avro 504K aircraft by Parnall & Sons and served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
D9284 504K Built as one of a batch of 100 Avro 504K aircraft by Parnall & Sons and served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
D9285 504K Built as one of a batch of 100 Avro 504K aircraft by Parnall & Sons and served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
D9286 504K Built as one of a batch of 100 Avro 504K aircraft by Parnall & Sons and served with 8 Sqn, AFC.
E1803 504J/K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504J & K aircraft by A.V.Roe & Co and served with 5 Sqn, AFC.
E1804 504J/K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504J & K aircraft by A.V.Roe & Co and served with 5 Sqn, AFC.

Avro 504 E1804 
5 Sqn, AFC. 
AWM P08374_008  6 Squadron, AFC, Minchinhampton, Dec., 1918, Diamond pattern schemed Avro 504K E1804. via Mike Mirkovic.  Avro 504K E1804
5 (Training) Squadron, 
Leighterton, 
24th January 1919, 
Diamond pattern painted 
via Mike Mirkovic.  Avro 504K E1804
5 (Training) Squadron, 
Leighterton, 
24th January 1919, 
Diamond pattern painted 
via Mike Mirkovic.

E1805 504J/K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504J & K aircraft by A.V.Roe & Co and served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
E1810 504J/K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504J & K aircraft by A.V.Roe & Co and served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
E1820 504J/K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504J & K aircraft by A.V.Roe & Co and served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
E1878 504J/K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504J & K aircraft by A.V.Roe & Co and served with 6 Sqn, AFC.

6 Squadron, AFC, Minchinhampton, Dec., 1918, Avro 504K E1878. via Mike Mirkovic.

E1879 504J/K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504J & K aircraft by A.V.Roe & Co and served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
E1881 504J/K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504J & K aircraft by A.V.Roe & Co and served with 7 Sqn, AFC.
E1895 504J/K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504J & K aircraft by A.V.Roe & Co and served with 7 Sqn, AFC.
E1883 504J/K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504J & K aircraft by A.V.Roe & Co and served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
E1895 504J/K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504J & K aircraft by A.V.Roe & Co and served with 7 Sqn, AFC.

7 Squadron, AFC, Leighterton, c.1918, Avro 504Ks F9754 and E1895. via Mike Mirkovic.

E1896 504J/K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504J & K aircraft by A.V.Roe & Co and served with 5 Sqn, AFC.
E1897 504J/K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504J & K aircraft by A.V.Roe & Co and served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
E1986? 504J/K Another puzzling serial! The serials E1901 - E2150 were allocated to a batch of 250 Bristol F2b's built by Sir W.G.Armstrong Whitworth & Co Ltd, Gosforth. However, an Avro 504 serialled "E1986" appears in 5 Sqn, AFC records.
E2971 504K Built as one of a batch of 150 Avro 504K aircraft by Morgan & Co. Served with 6 Sqn, AFC. Carried the name "Gee Whiz" beneath the cockpit.
E3266 504K Built as one of a batch of 150 Avro 504K aircraft by Parnall & Son. Served with 5 Sqn, AFC. Carried the name "Gee Whiz" beneath the cockpit.
E3783 504K Built as one of a batch of 500 Avro 504 K aircraft by A.V.Roe & Co.
Served with 5 Sqn, AFC.
E3784 504K Built as one of a batch of 500 Avro 504 K aircraft by A.V.Roe & Co.
Served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
E3785 504K Built as one of a batch of 500 Avro 504 K aircraft by A.V.Roe & Co.
Served with 5 Sqn, AFC.

Avro 504 E3785 
No3 Sqn, AFC

E3796 504K Built as one of a batch of 500 Avro 504 K aircraft by A.V.Roe & Co.
Served with 5 Sqn, AFC.
E3874 504K Built as one of a batch of 500 Avro 504 K aircraft by A.V.Roe & Co.
Served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
E3875 504K Built as one of a batch of 500 Avro 504 K aircraft by A.V.Roe & Co.
S
erved with 6 Sqn, AFC.
E8682 504K Built as one of a batch of 500 Avro 504 K aircraft by A.V.Roe & Co.
Served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
E7377? 504? Noted serving with 8 Sqn, AFC.
The serials E7337 - E7836 were allocated to a batch of 500 Sopwith 7F1 Snipes built by Ruston, Proctor Ltd, Lincoln.
E9237 504K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504K aircraft by the Grahame-White Aviation Co, Hendon.
Served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
E9274 504K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504K aircraft by the Grahame-White Aviation Co, Hendon.
Served with 5 Sqn, AFC.
E9308 504K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504K aircraft by the Grahame-White Aviation Co, Hendon.
Served with 5 Sqn, AFC.
E9309 504K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504K aircraft by the Grahame-White Aviation Co, Hendon.
Served with 5 Sqn, AFC..
E9310 504K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504K aircraft by the Grahame-White Aviation Co, Hendon.
Served with 5 Sqn, AFC.
E9311 504K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504K aircraft by the Grahame-White Aviation Co, Hendon.
Served with 6 Sqn, AFC.

Avro 504K E9311
6 Squadron, A.F.C., 
Minchinhampton, c.1918
pilot was Lt. Symes. 
via Mike Mirkovic.

E9314 504K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504K aircraft by the Grahame-White Aviation Co, Hendon.
Served with 6 Sqn, AFC..
E9315 504K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504K aircraft by the Grahame-White Aviation Co, Hendon.
Served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
E9311 504K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504K aircraft by the Grahame-White Aviation Co, Hendon.
Served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
E9386 504K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504K aircraft by the Grahame-White Aviation Co, Hendon and served with 7 Sqn, AFC.
Carried the name "DON" beneath the cockpit.
E9387 504K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504K aircraft by the Grahame-White Aviation Co, Hendon and served with 7 Sqn, AFC.
Carried the name "Don" beneath the cockpit.
E9388 504K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504K aircraft by the Grahame-White Aviation Co, Hendon and served with 7 Sqn, AFC.
E9390 504K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504K aircraft by the Grahame-White Aviation Co, Hendon and served with 5 Sqn, AFC.
E9392 504K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504K aircraft by the Grahame-White Aviation Co, Hendon and served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
E9393 504K Built as one of a batch of 300 Avro 504K aircraft by the Grahame-White Aviation Co, Hendon and served with 6 Sqn, AFC.
F947? 504? Another puzzling serial!
The serials F851 - F150 were allocated to a batch of 100 SE5a's built by Vickers Ltd at their Crayford Factory. However, an Avro 504 serialled "F947" appears in 8 Sqn, AFC records.
F2240 504K Built as one of a batch of 100 Avro 504K aircraft by the Brush Electrical Engineering Co Ltd and served with 5 Sqn, AFC.
F2241 504K Built as one of a batch of 100 Avro 504K aircraft by the Brush Electrical Engineering Co Ltd and served with 8 Sqn, AFC.
F2285 504K Built as one of a batch of 100 Avro 504K aircraft by the Brush Electrical Engineering Co Ltd and served with 8 Sqn, AFC.
F8858 504K Built as one of a batch of 250 Avro 504K aircraft by Parnall & Son.
Served with 5 Sqn, AFC.
F8859 504K Built as one of a batch of 250 Avro 504K aircraft by Parnall & Son.
Served with 8 Sqn, AFC.
F9309 504? Another puzzling serial!
The serials F9296 - F9395 were allocated to a cancelled order for 100 FE2h's to be built by Richard Garrett & Sons. However, an Avro 504 serialled "F9309" appears in 5 Sqn, AFC records.
F9310 504? Another puzzling serial!
The serials F9296 - F9395 were allocated to a cancelled order for 100 FE2h's to be built by Richard Garrett & Sons. However, an Avro 504 serialled "F9310" appears in 5 Sqn, AFC records.
F9314 504? Another puzzling serial!
The serials F9296 - F9395 were allocated to a cancelled order for 100 FE2h's to be built by Richard Garrett & Sons. However, an Avro 504 serialled "F9314" appears in 5 Sqn, AFC records.
F9746 504K Built as one of a batch of 100 Avro 504K aircraft built by Hewlett & Blondeau Ltd.
Served with 5 Sqn, AFC.

Avro 504K F9746 
5 Sqn, AFC 
AWM P08374_009

F9747 504K Built as one of a batch of 100 Avro 504K aircraft built by Hewlett & Blondeau Ltd.
Served with 8 Sqn, AFC.
F9748 504K Built as one of a batch of 100 Avro 504K aircraft built by Hewlett & Blondeau Ltd.
Served with 7 Sqn, AFC.

Avro 504 F9748, F9753 and others at Leighterton. © IWM

F9749 504K Built as one of a batch of 100 Avro 504K aircraft built by Hewlett & Blondeau Ltd.
Served with 7 Sqn, AFC. (Coded A)

Avro 504K F9749/A
7 (Training) Squadron, 
Leighterton, March, 1919, 
Captain N. Mulroney
via Mike Mirkovic.  Avro 504K F9749/A
7 (Training) Squadron,
 Leighterton, 
March, 1919, 
Captain N. Mulroney 
via Mike Mirkovic.

F9750 504K Built as one of a batch of 100 Avro 504K aircraft built by Hewlett & Blondeau Ltd.
Served with 7 Sqn, AFC.

Avro 504K F9750 after a nose over.
7 (Training) Squadron, Leighterton, 
January 1919,  
via Mike Mirkovic.  Avro 504K F9750 after a nose over.
7 (Training) Squadron, Leighterton, 
January 1919,  
via Mike Mirkovic.

F9751 504K Built as one of a batch of 100 Avro 504K aircraft built by Hewlett & Blondeau Ltd.
Served with 7 Sqn, AFC.

F9752 504K Built as one of a batch of 100 Avro 504K aircraft built by Hewlett & Blondeau Ltd.
Served with 7 Sqn, AFC.
F9753 504K Built as one of a batch of 100 Avro 504K aircraft built by Hewlett & Blondeau Ltd.
Served with 7 Sqn, AFC.

Avro 504 F9748, F9753 and others at Leighterton. © IWM

F9754 504K Built as one of a batch of 100 Avro 504K aircraft built by Hewlett & Blondeau Ltd.
Served with 7 Sqn, AFC.

7 Squadron, AFC, Leighterton, c.1918, Avro 504Ks F9754 and E1895. via Mike Mirkovic.

F9769 504K Built as one of a batch of 100 Avro 504K aircraft built by Hewlett & Blondeau Ltd.
Served with 7 Sqn, AFC.
F9771 504K Built as one of a batch of 100 Avro 504K aircraft built by Hewlett & Blondeau Ltd.
Served with 7 Sqn, AFC.

F9772 504K Built as one of a batch of 100 Avro 504K aircraft built by Hewlett & Blondeau Ltd.
Served with 7 Sqn, AFC.
H1925 504K Built as one of a batch of 250 Avro 504K aircraft built by the Sunbeam Motor Car Co Ltd.
Served with 5 & 8 Sqns, AFC.
H1928 504K Built as one of a batch of 250 Avro 504K aircraft built by the Sunbeam Motor Car Co Ltd.
Served with 5 Sqn, AFC.
 
     
Avro 504 Group portrait of five decorated Australian Flying Corps officers standing in front of an Avro 504K aircraft, serial number is partially visible includes the numerals 112. AWM DAAV00160 via Brendan Cowan  Avro 504 coms to grief at Leighterton 
AWM C04688  Avro 504 
AWM P00394_011  Avro 504 
AWM P00394_012  Avro 504 
AWM P00826_030  Avro 504 ?872 
AWM P00826_160  Avro 504 
AWM C04686
     

The Authors of this page are Brendan Cowan, Batman & Mark Lax.

Sources: Australian Military Aircraft 1909-1918, Keith Isaacs, AWM, Men & Machines of the Australian Flying Corps 1914-1919, Charles Schaedel, High Adventure, A.H.Cobby, British Military Aircraft Serials 1911-1979, Bruce Robertson, “The Imperial Gift”, John Bennett, 1996, One Airman's War: Aircraft Mechanic Joe Bull's Personal Diaries 1916-1919, Banner Books, Maryborough, 1997, Mark Lax.

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