The aircraft landed in the UK, following an anti shipping patrol over the Irish Sea, during which the crew became disorientated. Subsequently flown to Duxford on 11 December 1941, escorted by a Lockheed Hudson, 6073 became part of No. 1426 (Enemy Aircraft) Flight, where it received RAF insignia and serial.[N 1]
HM509 was damaged by a ground loop on landing on 19 May 1944 and, despite the damage being repairable, the aircraft was cannibalised for spare parts, before being struck off charge on 26 July 1944..
- ↑ During it's RAF service, HM509 was repainted in Luftwaffe markings for it's appearance in the motion picture In Which We Serve