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Lieutenant Colonel Bill Harris

Ace with 16.00 Victories

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Before joining the Army Air Force, Bill Harris had served in the US Navy for 4 years he got his flying wings and on 30th October 1942 was commissioned as a second lieutenant at Luke Field, Arizona and assigned to the 339th Fighter Squadron, 347th Fighter Group. Flying a P-38G, Harris scored his first victory on 7th June 1943 by destroying two Zeros over the Russells. On the 16th Harris shot down two Zeros over Guadalcanal during a noontime attack by the Japanese. On 4th October he claimed a Zero on a B-24 escort to Kahili to become an ace. After downing a Zero three days later, on the 10th he was credited with two Zeros on a morning mission to Kahili and that afternoon downed one Zeke confirmed and shared a probable. Promoted to captain, on 27 October Harris became a double ace when he destroyed a Japanese dive-bomber over Treasury Island. Flying out of the Treasury Islands on 9th February 1944, Harris was credited with three Zeros on a sweep over the Admiralties, followed by another pair of Zekes over Vanakanau Airstrip on the 15th. Promoted to lieutenant colonel, Harris was sent to the Philippines to command the 18th Fighter Group in the spring of 1945. On 22nd June he downed an Oscar over Mandai Airdrome to become the top P-38 ace in the Thirteenth Air Force.

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 Stan Stokes painting depicts a P-38 mission flown by 10 Fighter Group pilots Milton B. Adams, Joe Gunder, and Bill Harris in early February 1945. The 18th Fighter Group, part of the Thirteenth Air Force, moved its base of operations to Lingayen Gulf......Moonlighting by Stan Stokes.
Price : £94.00
Stan Stokes painting depicts a P-38 mission flown by 10 Fighter Group pilots Milton B. Adams, Joe Gunder, and Bill Harris in early February 1945. The 18th Fighter Group, part of the Thirteenth Air Force, moved its base of operations to Lingayen Gulf......

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Manufacturer : Lockheed

Lightning

Designed by Kelly Johnson the P38 made its maiden flight on the 27th January 1939 and introduced into service in 1941. they cost $134,284 at the time each and a total of 10,037 were built. The Lockheed P-38 was introduced as a inceptor fighter but soon proved a valuable long range bomber escort for the 8thUS Air Force's B-17 and-24 bombers as they bombed targets further into Germany.

Aviation History Timeline : 1st November
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
1November1927Karl Plauth, a WW1 Ace with 14.00 victories, died on this day
1November1940Belgian Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt R. E. de C. De Hamale of 46 Squadron, was Killed.
1November1940British Battle of Britain pilot, S/Ldr. A. A. DFC Mckellar of 605 Squadron, was Killed.
1November1940Canadian Battle of Britain pilot, F/O W. H. DFC Nelson of 74 Squadron, was Killed.
1November1940Polish Battle of Britain pilot, P/O B. A. Wlasnowolski of 32, 607 and 213 Squadrons, was Killed.
1November1940Polish Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt M. S. Marcinkowski of 151 and 501 Squadrons, was Killed.
1November1944 Walter Groce of 56th Fighter Group, 63rd Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
1November1944 William Gerbe of 56th Fighter Group, 63rd Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
1November1983Aloys Heldmann, a WW1 Ace with 15.00 victories, died on this day
1November2003Air Commodore Cyril Brown CBE AFC AE, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
1November2003Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. C. B. Brown of 245 Squadron, Passed away.
1November2007Col. Paul Tibbets, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
1November2008Francis Gerard, a WW2 Ace with 8.00 victories, died on this day
1November2008Knight's Cross recipient Alexander Uhlig of 16./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 6 died on this day
1November2008Oberfeldwebel Alexander Uhlig, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
1November2009Roy Evans, a WW2 Ace with 6.00 victories, died on this day

 

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