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RECENT UPDATES TO OUR AVIATION HISTORY DATABASES
Updates made to Airframes database for : Whitley P4981 : Airframe notes updated (added 11-02-1941 : Whitley was ordered to divert to Dres but encountered bad weather and the Whitley was abandoned near Grimethrope in Yorkshire.)
Warrant Officer David Fraser added to aircrew database :
Was on his 4th Operation as a Rear Gunner with 115 Sqn on Wellingtons when he was shot down by night fighters on a raid to Hamburg on 10th May 1941. He then spent 4 years as a Prisoner of War.
Updates made to Airframes database for : Whitley P5013 : Airframe notes updated (added 11-02-1941 : Whitley was unable to comply with diversion order and subsequently was abandoned at Hatfield Military Complex.)
Warrant Officer Dennis Baker added to aircrew database :
Originally a Halton Brat, Dennis qualified as a Flight Engineer serving with 75 Sqn on Stirlings. Shot down on his third operation returning from Frankfurt on 3rd December 1942, he was held as a PoW for nearly three years in camps including Stalag Luft I, Lutz VI and 357.
Updates made to Airframes database for : Wellington T2888 : Aircrew updated
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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.

Items Signed by Lieutenant Colonel Bill Harris

 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.
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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......

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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 : 20th December
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20December1941Flight Lieutenant Charles Palliser of No.249 Sqn RAF shot down a Ju88
20December1941Flight Lieutenant Charles Palliser of No.249 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
20December1941Hauptmann Reinhard Seiler of III./Jagdgeschwader 54 was awarded the Knight's Cross
20December1941Hauptmann Rudolf Kiel of I./Kampfgeschwader 55 was awarded the Knight's Cross
20December1941Leutnant Dieter Lukesch of 7./Kampfgeschwader 76 was awarded the Knight's Cross
20December1941Leutnant Eduard Meyer of I./Zerstörergeschwader 26 was awarded the Knight's Cross
20December1941Leutnant Fritz Bliesener of 5./Kampfgeschwader 55 was awarded the Knight's Cross
20December1941Leutnant Jürgen Steputat of I./Kampfgeschwader 30 was awarded the Knight's Cross
20December1943Ernst Suss, a WW2 Ace with 70.00 victories, died on this day
20December1943Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. G. Kensall of 25 Squadron, was Killed.
20December1943Former Polish Battle of Britain pilot, P/O J. P. Pfeiffer of 257 and 32 Squadrons, was Killed.
20December1943Willy Kientsch, a WW2 Ace with 52.00 victories, died on this day
20December1943Wing Commander Andy Mackenzie of No.403 Sqn RCAF shot down a Fw190
20December1943Wing Commander Andy Mackenzie of No.403 Sqn RCAF shot down a Fw190
20December1943Wing Commander Andy Mackenzie of No.403 Sqn RCAF shot down a Me109
20December1943Wing Commander Lorne Cameron of No.401 Sqn RAF shot down a Ju88
20December1944Oberfeldwebel Fritz Aechtner of 1./Nahaufklärungs-Gruppe 5 was awarded the Knight's Cross
20December1944Oberfeldwebel Georg Lang of 11.(H)/12. Nahaufklärungs-Gruppe 15 was awarded the Knight's Cross
20December1975Robert Brown, a WW2 Ace with 7.00 victories, died on this day

 

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