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No.441 Sqn RCAF

Founded : 8th February 1944
Country : Canada
Fate : Disbanded 7th August 1945
Known Aircraft Codes : 9G

Silver Fox

Stalk and kill

Flew Mustangs from April 1945.

No.441 Sqn RCAF

No.441 Sqn RCAF Artwork Collection



Spitfire Mk.IX - No.441 Sqn RCAF by Graeme Lothian. (P)

Aircraft for : No.441 Sqn RCAF
A list of all aircraft known to have been flown by No.441 Sqn RCAF. A profile page including a list of all art prints for the aircraft is available by clicking the aircraft name.
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Mustang



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Manufacturer : North American

Mustang

The ubiquitous North American P-51 Mustang, which many consider to be the best all-around fighter of WW II, owes its origins to the British Air Ministry. Following Britains entry into WW II in 1939, the RAF was interested in purchasing additional fighter aircraft from American sources, particularly the Curtiss P-40. Curtiss, which was busy, was unable to guarantee timely delivery so the British approached North American Aviation as a possible second source for the P-40. North American chose to propose its own fighter design which would use the same Allison engine as the P-40. Utilizing new laminar flow wings, the North American fighter was expected to have performance better than the P-40. Developed in record time the new aircraft was designated as a Mustang I by the Brits, whereas the USAAF ordered two for evaluation which were designated XP-51 Apaches. Intrigued with the possibility of using this aircraft also as a dive bomber, North American proposed this to the USAAF which decided to order 500 of the P-51 aircraft to be modified for dive bombing use. Designated as the A-36 Invader, this version of the Mustang utilized dive flaps, and bomb racks under each wing. Some reinforcing of the structural members was also required because of the G-forces to be encountered in dive bombing. A-36s entered combat service with the USAAF prior to any P-51s. In early 1943 the 86th and 27th Fighter Bomber Groups of the 12th Air Force began flying A-36s out of Northern Africa. Despite some early problems with instability caused by the dive flaps, the A-36 was effective in light bombing and strafing roles. It was not, however, capable of dog fighting with German fighters, especially at higher altitudes. Despite these drawbacks one USAAF pilot, Captain Michael T. Russo, who served with the 16th Bomb Squadron of the 27th Fighter Bomber Group, was credited with five confirmed aerial victories in the A-36, thereby becoming the first mustang ace.

Spitfire



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Manufacturer : Supermarine
Production Began : 1936
Retired : 1948
Number Built : 20351

Spitfire

Royal Air Force fighter aircraft, maximum speed for mark I Supermarine Spitfire, 362mph up to The Seafire 47 with a top speed of 452mph. maximum ceiling for Mk I 34,000feet up to 44,500 for the mark XIV. Maximum range for MK I 575 miles . up to 1475 miles for the Seafire 47. Armament for the various Marks of Spitfire. for MK I, and II . eight fixed .303 browning Machine guns, for MKs V-IX and XVI two 20mm Hispano cannons and four .303 browning machine guns. and on later Marks, six to eight Rockets under the wings or a maximum bomb load of 1,000 lbs. Designed by R J Mitchell, The proto type Spitfire first flew on the 5th March 1936. and entered service with the Royal Air Force in August 1938, with 19 squadron based and RAF Duxford. by the outbreak of World war two, there were twelve squadrons with a total of 187 spitfires, with another 83 in store. Between 1939 and 1945, a large variety of modifications and developments produced a variety of MK,s from I to XVI. The mark II came into service in late 1940, and in March 1941, the Mk,V came into service. To counter the Improvements in fighters of the Luftwaffe especially the FW190, the MK,XII was introduced with its Griffin engine. The Fleet Air Arm used the Mk,I and II and were named Seafires. By the end of production in 1948 a total of 20,351 spitfires had been made and 2408 Seafires. The most produced variant was the Spitfire Mark V, with a total of 6479 spitfires produced. The Royal Air Force kept Spitfires in front line use until April 1954.
Signatures for : No.441 Sqn RCAF
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Squadron Leader Danny Browne DFC
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Squadron Leader Danny Browne DFC

An American pilot, Sqdn. Ldr. Danny Browne was from Elm Park, New Jersey. Danny Browne joined Johnnie Johnson at Kenley in 1943 and went on to become a leading figure in the Canadian Wing, fighting in France and later in Holland. He would go on to command the Red Indian Squadron. Post-war he became a distinguished US attorney. Squadron Commander 441 Sqn RCAF, Squadron Commander 421 Sqn RCAF.


Aviation History Timeline : 1st July
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
1July1916Lionel Rees of No.32 Squadron RFC was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross
1July1942Feldwebel Alfred Grislawski of 9./Jagdgeschwader 52 was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross
1July1942Feldwebel Karl Steffen of 9./Jagdgeschwader 52 was awarded the Knight's Cross
1July1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, W/C P. R. Barwell of 242 Squadron, was Killed.
1July1942Hauptmann Kurt Brändle of II./Jagdgeschwader 3 was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross
1July1942Hauptmann Rudolf Müller of I./Kampfgeschwader 27 was awarded the Knight's Cross
1July1942Leutnant Günther Hannak of I./Jagdgeschwader 77 was awarded the Knight's Cross
1July1942Leutnant Werner Blume of 1./Fernaufklärungs-Gruppe 122 was awarded the Knight's Cross
1July1942Oberleutnant Ludwig Becker of 12./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1 was awarded the Knight's Cross
1July1942Oberleutnant Reinhold Knacke of 3./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1 was awarded the Knight's Cross
1July1942Oberleutnant Siegfried Simsch of 5./Jagdgeschwader 52 was awarded the Knight's Cross
1July1942Unteroffizier Ernst-Wilhelm Reinert of 4./Jagdgeschwader 77 was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross
1July1942Unteroffizier Karl Gratz of 8./Jagdgeschwader 52 was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross
1July1968Willi Gabriel, a WW1 Ace with 11.00 victories, died on this day
1July1969W Hubbard, a WW1 Ace with 10.00 victories, died on this day
1July1985Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O D. A. P. DFC Mcmullen of 54 & 222 Squadrons, Passed away.
1July2000Former New Zealand Battle of Britain pilot, F/O J. A. A. DFC Gibson of 501 Squadron, Passed away.
1July2000John Gibson, a WW2 Ace with 11.00 victories, died on this day
1July2000Squadron Leader John Gibson, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
1July2007Group Captain Roy D Max, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day

 

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