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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 August
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
1August1918Gabriel Guerin, a WW1 Ace with 23.00 victories, died on this day
1August1921W Shields, a WW1 Ace with 24.00 victories, died on this day
1August1940Australian Battle of Britain pilot, P/O B. M. McDonough of 236 Squadron, was Killed.
1August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, (F.A.A.) Sub Lt. I. H. Kestin of 145 Squadron, was Killed.
1August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O B. Nokes-Cooper of 236 Squadron, was Killed.
1August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, S/Ldr. P. E. Drew of 236 Squadron, was Killed.
1August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. F. A. P. Head of 236 Squadron, was Killed.
1August1940Pilot Officer Percy O V Green of No.112 Sqn RAF shot down a Ca133
1August1941Hauptmann Otto Stams of II./Kampfgeschwader 1 was awarded the Knight's Cross
1August1941Leutnant of the Reserves Egon Mayer of Jagdgeschwader 2 was awarded the Knight's Cross
1August1941Oberfeldwebel Hugo Dahmer of 6./Jagdgeschwader 5 was awarded the Knight's Cross
1August1941Oberleutnant Erich Leie of I./Jagdgeschwader 2 was awarded the Knight's Cross
1August1941Oberleutnant Karl-Gottfried Nordmann of 12./Jagdgeschwader 51 was awarded the Knight's Cross
1August1941Oberleutnant Karl-Heinz Schnell of 9./Jagdgeschwader 51 was awarded the Knight's Cross
1August1941Oberleutnant Rudolf Pflanz of 1./Jagdgeschwader 2 was awarded the Knight's Cross
1August1942Hauptmann Otto Köhnke of II./Kampfgeschwader 4 was awarded the Knight's Cross
1August1942Leutnant Gerhard Reichwald of 3./Flak-Regiment 12 was awarded the Knight's Cross
1August1943Generalmajor Georg Neuffer of 20. Flak-Division was awarded the Knight's Cross
1August1952Robert Lindsey, a WW1 Ace with 6.00 victories, died on this day
1August1960Ernst Bormann, a WW1 Ace with 14.00 victories, died on this day
1August1981Julius Arigi, a WW1 Ace with 32.00 victories, died on this day
1August2002Adolf Glunz, a WW2 Ace with 72.00 victories, died on this day
1August2002Knight's Cross recipient Adolf Glunz of 4./Jagdgeschwader 26 died on this day
1August2002Oberleutnant Adolf Glunz, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
1August2004Squadron Leader L F W Stark DFC* AFC C de G (Belg), whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
1August2008Flight Lieutenant A M McKie, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
1August2008Hauptmann Hugo Dahmer, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
1August2008Hugo Dahmer, a WW2 Ace with 57.00 victories, died on this day
1August2009Knight's Cross recipient Artur Pipan of 5./Sturzkampfgeschwader 1 died on this day

 

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