I am trying to identify both the place and the type of plane in this photograph. My father is inthe centre middle row (William Bone), who as far as I know stayed around Leeds during the war - I assumed that this photo was taken at Avro, Leeds but am not sure, and i haven't been able to track down any records for the factory there. However, i would be intereted to know what type of plane they are stood in front of. enter image description here


The plane is a Fairey Barracuda, a torpedo/dive bomber of the Royal Navy. They were produced from 1941 to 1945.

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    I agree - the high wing placement is definitely more like the Barracuda than the Battle. – Pieter Geerkens Aug 29 '15 at 19:08
  • I think you're right - I missed the airbrake visible under the wing. – Comintern Aug 30 '15 at 1:21
  • Many thanks ! Now just need to see if I can confirm these were maintained at the Avro factory in Yeadon, Leeds. – Trish Aug 31 '15 at 12:40
  • I can't find any source that Avro Leeds produced Fairey Barracudas. But Blackburn in Leeds did at least built major parts for the Fairey Barracuda. – gdir Sep 1 '15 at 9:41

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