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Major William Barker VC, DSO - Nearly an Ace in a Day†by Ivan Berryman.

Dolphin and Snipe Aces of World War One.

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A list of all squadrons from known to have used this aircraft. A profile page is available by clicking the squadron name.
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No.56 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 9th June 1916
Punjab

Quid si coelum ruat - What if heaven falls

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No.56 Sqn RAF

56 Squadron was formed on 8th June 1916 and in April 1917 was posted to France as part of the Royal Flying Corps. 56 squadron was equipped with the new SE5 fighter. One of the major aerial combats of the squadron was the shooting down of Lt Werner Voss. By the end of the first world war 56 Squadron had scored 402 victories, and many famous fighter aces flew with 56 Squadron including James McCudden, Reginald Hoidge, Gerald Maxwell, Arthur Rhys-Davies, Geoffrey Hilton Bowman, Richard Mayberry, Leonard Monteagle Barlow, Cyril Crowe, Maurice Mealing, Albert Ball, Harold Walkerdine, William Roy Irwin, Eric Broadberry, Kenneth William Junor, Cecil Leiws, Keith Muspratt, Duncan Grinnell-Milne, William Spurret Fielding-Johnson, William Otway Boger, Charles Jeffs, and Harold Molyneux. The squadron lost 40 pilots during the first world war with another twenty wounded and thirty one taken prisoner. When world war two broke out on the 6th of September 1939, 56 Squadron was based at North Weald. 56 Squadron flew Hurricanes during the Battle of France and during the Battle of Britain. 56 Squadron claimed just over 100 enenmy aircraft shot down during 1940. In 1941 as part of the Duxford Wing it was the first squadron to be equipped with the new Hawker Typhoon and during 1942 and 1943 was based ay RAF Matlaske as part of No.12 Group. No 56 Squadron was the frist squadron to confirm a victory while flying the Hawker Typhoon. In 1944 56 Squadron moved to RAF Newchurch and was re equipped with the new Hawker Tempest V, becoming part of the No.150 Wing under the command of the Ace Wing Commander Roland Beamont. 56 Squadron's new role was to defend Britian against the V1 flying bombs, and the squadron shot down around 75 V1s. The squadron moved to Europe on the 28th of September 1944 to Grimbergen in Belgium as part fo 122 Wing of the Second Tactical Air Force. During this period to the end of the war 56 Squadron became joint top scorers with a total of 149 aircraft cliamed. Over its history the squadron flew, SE5's Sopwith Snipes, Gloster Grebes, Armstrong Whitworth Siskins, Bristol Bulldogs, Gloster Gauntlets, Gloster Gladiators, Harker Hurricanes, Hawker Typhoon, and Hawker Tempests. Battle of Honours of the Squadron are : Western front 1917 - 1918 , Arras, Ypres 1917, Cambrai 1917, Soome 1918, Amiens, Hindenburg Line. During World war two : France and the Low Countries 1940, Battle of Britian, Fortress Europe 1942 - 1944, Dieppe, France, Germany 1944 - 1945, Home Defence 1942 - 1945 and Arnhem.

Aviation History Timeline : 30th October
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
30October1917Heinrich Gontermann, a WW1 Ace with 39.00 victories, died on this day
30October1918James Beane, a WW1 Ace with 6.00 victories, died on this day
30October1919Hans Freden, a WW1 Ace with 16.00 victories, died on this day
30October1922Paul Argueeff, a WW1 Ace with 15.00 victories, died on this day
30October1940Australian Battle of Britain pilot, P/O W. H. DFC Millington of 79 and 249 Squadrons, was Killed.
30October1940British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O H. J. Woodward of 64 & 23 Squadrons, was Killed.
30October1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O A. A. Atkinson of 23 Squadron, was Killed.
30October1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O A. E. Davies of 610 and 222 Squadrons, was Killed.
30October1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O H. P. M. Edridge of 222 Squadron, was Killed.
30October1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O K. W. Worsdell of 219 Squadron, was Killed.
30October1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt L. A. Garvey of 41 Squadron, was Killed.
30October1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. E. C. Gardiner of 219 Squadron, was Killed in flying accident.
30October1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. H. T. Perry of 23 Squadron, was Killed.
30October1940Wing Commander Ken Mackenzie of No.501 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
30October1940Wing Commander Ken Mackenzie of No.501 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
30October1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O D. K. A. Wordsworth of 235 Squadron, was Killed.
30October1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O D. Stein of 263 Squadron, was Killed.
30October1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. S. Austin of 219 Squadron, was Killed.
30October1941Former South African Battle of Britain pilot, P/O C. A. G. Clark of F.I.U., was Killed.
30October1942Oberfeldwebel Karl-Heinz Bendert of 5./Jagdgeschwader 27 was awarded the Knight's Cross
30October1942Unteroffizier Heinz Golinski of 3./Jagdgeschwader 53 was awarded the Knight's Cross
30October1944Unteroffizier Hubert Biedermann of L.Dv. 47/5 L.G.Kdo.VIII was awarded the Knight's Cross
30October1971E Betts, a WW1 Ace with 8.00 victories, died on this day

 

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