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4th Fighter Group despatches 22 Spitfires to escort RAF Venturas on Circus 256. Exact targets not determined but certainly targets near the Channel coast of France. 1 Spitfire is lost in the sea due to mechanical failure, but the pilot is rescued.
Escorts for 12 RAF Venturas on Circus 256. One Spitfire down in the sea because of mechanical problems, pilot rescued
Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...
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Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 4th Fighter Group
Assigned to 71 [Eagle] Sqn RAF. Transferred to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Ditched in North Sea due to mechanical failure on 26-Jan-43 (Returned To Duty - RTD). On 6-Apr-43, smoke in the cockpit forced a landing 3.5 miles off the coast of North Foreland, UK...
Supermarine Spitfire AB941, Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory.