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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.
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 : 2nd September
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
2September1916Leefe Robinson of No.39 Squadron RFC was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross
2September1918Konrad Brendle, a WW1 Ace with 8.00 victories, died on this day
2September1930Raoul Stojsavljaic, a WW1 Ace with 10.00 victories, died on this day
2September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O A. T. Rose-Price of 501 Squadron, was Killed.
2September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O O. St. J. Pigg of 72 Squadron, was Killed.
2September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O C. A. DFC Woods-Scawen of 43 Squadron, was Killed.
2September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O J. C. L. D. Bailey of 46 Squadron, was Killed.
2September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. W. L. DFM Dymond of 111 Squadron, was Killed.
2September1940Hauptmann Wilhelm Knapp of 3. (F)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 123 was awarded the Knight's Cross
2September1943Franz Schiehs, a WW2 Ace with 67.00 victories, died on this day
2September1943Knight's Cross recipient Franz Schieß of 8./Jagdgeschwader 53 died on this day
2September2007Walter Lundin, a WW2 Ace with 6.50 victories, died on this day

 

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