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Tribute to Squadron Leader Billy Drake by Ivan Berryman. (GS)


Tribute to Squadron Leader Billy Drake by Ivan Berryman. (GS)

Sqn Ldr Billy Drake is shown in Curtiss Kittyhawk Mk1a ET790 claiming a Ju87 Stuka on the 31st of October 1942. Sqn Ldr Drake commanded 112 Squadron flying Kittyhawks at Gambut on 24th May 1942. He claimed a probable Bf109 on 6th June, another probable on 2nd July, destroyed a Bf109 on the 8th, damaged a Ju88 on the ground on the 19th, destroyed a Bf109 on the 24th, two Ju87s on the 1st September and another Bf109 on the 13th. Drake shared a Ju87 and probably destroyed another on 1st October 1942, got a probable Bf109 on the 22nd, destroyed another on the 26th, an Me202 on the 27th, a Ju87 on the 31st, a Bf109 destroyed and another damaged on 5th November, a Bf109 destroyed on the ground on the 11th, an He111 destroyed and a Bf109 damaged on the 15th, a Bf110 destroyed and another damaged on the 19th, an Me202 and a Bf109 destroyed on 11th December and he finally shared a Bf109 on the 13th. Drake was awarded a Bar to the DFC (28.7.42) and the DSO (4.12.42).
Item Code : B0442GSTribute to Squadron Leader Billy Drake by Ivan Berryman. (GS) - This Edition
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Limited edition of 10 giclee canvas prints.

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Original acrylic painting by Ivan Berryman. Size 13 inches x 9 inches (33cm x 23cm) Drake, Billy
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The Aircraft :
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KittyhawkCurtiss Kittyhawk, single engine fighter with a top speed of 362mph, ceiling of 30,000 feet and a range of 1190 miles with extra fuel tanks but 900 miles under normal operation. Kitty Hawk armaments was four or six .50in machine guns in the wings and a bomb load of up to 1,000 lb's. A development of the earlier Tomahawk, the Kitty Hawk saw service in may air force's around the world, American, Australian, New Zealand, and the Royal Air Force. which used them in the Mediterranean, north Africa, and Malta. from January 1942/ apart from the large numbers used by the Us Air Force, over 3,000 were used by Commonwealth air force's including the Royal air Force.

Aviation History Timeline : 22nd February
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
22February1941Flight Lieutenant J Scoular of No.112 Sqn RAF shot down a SM79
22February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O H. Morgan-Gray of 46 Squadron, was Killed.
22February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O J. H. Rothwell of 601, 605 & 32 Squadrons, was Killed.
22February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. D. S. Wallis of 23 & 235 Squadrons, was Killed.
22February1941Former New Zealand Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt R. W. A. Brookman of 253 Squadron, was Killed.
22February1942Feldwebel Bruno Sassen of 10./Fallschirmjger-Regiment 3 was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross
22February1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O R. I. Chaffe of 245 and 43 Squadrons, was Killed.
22February1942General der Flieger Helmuth Frster of I. Fliegerkorps was awarded the Knight's Cross
22February1942Leutnant Hans-Joachim Marseille of 3./Jagdgeschwader 27 was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross
22February1942Oberfeldwebel Otto Schulz of II./Jagdgeschwader 27 was awarded the Knight's Cross
22February1945 Charles Price of 352nd Fighter Group, 486th Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
22February1945 David Fox of 366th Fighter Group, 391st Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
22February1945 Gordon Compton of 353rd Fighter Group, 351st Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
22February1945 Oliven Cowan of 365th Fighter Group, 388th Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
22February1945 Wayne Blickenstaff of 353rd Fighter Group, 350th Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
22February1945Flight Lieutenant John Stafford of No.486 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
22February1946Gerhard Michalski, a WW2 Ace with 73.00 victories, died on this day
22February1946Knight's Cross recipient Gerhard Michalski of 4./Jagdgeschwader 53 died on this day
22February1988Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/Lt B. Heath of 611 Squadron, Passed away.
22February2007Commander Sidney Hal Jim Suthers DSC DFC RN, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
22February2009Squadron Leader Tom McPhee CB DFC*, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day

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