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RECENT UPDATES TO OUR AVIATION HISTORY DATABASES
Updates made to Airframes database for : Whitley T4213 : Airframe notes updated (added 11-02-1941 : Whitley was abandoned in the Bagthorpe area after which the aircraft crashed and caught fire at Fulbeck in Lincolnshire.)
Updates made to Aircrew database for : W. A. Fullerton : Squadrons updated (added No.58 Sqn RAF), Squadron service dates updated
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.
New victory claim added : Fw190 (Probable victory.) claimed on 26th July 1942 by Stanislaw Brzeski of No.317 Sqn RAF
Updates made to Aircrew database for : Keatley : Squadrons updated (added No.58 Sqn RAF), Squadron service dates updated
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No.451 Sqn RAAF

Founded : 25th February 1941
Country : Australia
Fate : Disbanded 21st January 1946
Known Aircraft Codes : BQ, NI

No.451 Sqn RAAF


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Aircraft for : No.451 Sqn RAAF
A list of all aircraft known to have been flown by No.451 Sqn RAAF. A profile page including a list of all art prints for the aircraft is available by clicking the aircraft name.
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Hurricane



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Manufacturer : Hawker
Production Began : 1936
Number Built : 14533

Hurricane

Royal Air Force Fighter, the Hawker Hurricane had a top speed of 320mph, at 18,200 feet and 340mph at 17,500, ceiling of 34,200 and a range of 935 miles. The Hurricane was armed with eight fixed wing mounted .303 browning machine guns in the Mark I and twelve .303 browning's in the MKIIB in the Hurricane MKIIC it had four 20mm cannon. All time classic fighter the Hurricane was designed in 1933-1934, the first prototype flew in June 1936 and a contract for 600 for the Royal Air Force was placed. The first production model flew ion the 12th October 1937 and 111 squadron of the Royal Air Force received the first Hurricanes in January 1938. By the outbreak of World war two the Royal Air Force had 18 operational squadrons of Hurricanes. During the Battle of Britain a total of 1715 Hurricanes took part, (which was more than the rest of the aircraft of the Royal air force put together) and almost 75% of the Victories during the Battle of Britain went to hurricane pilots. The Hawker Hurricane was used in all theatres during World war two, and in many roles. in total 14,533 Hurricanes were built.

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.

Aviation History Timeline : 30th October
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
30October1917Heinrich Gontermann, a WW1 Ace with 39.00 victories, died on this day
30October1918James Beane, a WW1 Ace with 6.00 victories, died on this day
30October1919Hans Freden, a WW1 Ace with 16.00 victories, died on this day
30October1922Paul Argueeff, a WW1 Ace with 15.00 victories, died on this day
30October1940Australian Battle of Britain pilot, P/O W. H. DFC Millington of 79 and 249 Squadrons, was Killed.
30October1940British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O H. J. Woodward of 64 & 23 Squadrons, was Killed.
30October1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O A. A. Atkinson of 23 Squadron, was Killed.
30October1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O A. E. Davies of 610 and 222 Squadrons, was Killed.
30October1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O H. P. M. Edridge of 222 Squadron, was Killed.
30October1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O K. W. Worsdell of 219 Squadron, was Killed.
30October1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt L. A. Garvey of 41 Squadron, was Killed.
30October1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. E. C. Gardiner of 219 Squadron, was Killed in flying accident.
30October1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. H. T. Perry of 23 Squadron, was Killed.
30October1940Wing Commander Ken Mackenzie of No.501 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
30October1940Wing Commander Ken Mackenzie of No.501 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
30October1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O D. K. A. Wordsworth of 235 Squadron, was Killed.
30October1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O D. Stein of 263 Squadron, was Killed.
30October1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. S. Austin of 219 Squadron, was Killed.
30October1941Former South African Battle of Britain pilot, P/O C. A. G. Clark of F.I.U., was Killed.
30October1942Oberfeldwebel Karl-Heinz Bendert of 5./Jagdgeschwader 27 was awarded the Knight's Cross
30October1942Unteroffizier Heinz Golinski of 3./Jagdgeschwader 53 was awarded the Knight's Cross
30October1944Unteroffizier Hubert Biedermann of L.Dv. 47/5 L.G.Kdo.VIII was awarded the Knight's Cross
30October1971E Betts, a WW1 Ace with 8.00 victories, died on this day

 

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