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    Default RCAF a/c shot down (Normandy 1944)

    Hi,

    I am still looking for the individual letter carried by the following aircraft the day they were lost over Normandy (summer of 1944), wether they were shot down or lost for other reason (collision, etc.). All pilots were KIA. Here are the serials.

    June 7: Spitfire MJ554 (421 Sqn)
    June 13: Spitfire MJ824 (416 Sqn)
    June 13: Spitfire NH415 (421 Sqn)
    June 13: Spitfire MJ929 (421 Sqn)
    June 15: Spitfire MK941 (421 Sqn)
    June 18: Mustang AM220 (414 Sqn)
    June 28: Spitfire MJ988 (403 Sqn)

    July 14: Spitfire MJ570 (403 Sqn)
    July 17: Typhoon MN574 (439 Sqn)
    July 18: Spitfire MK809 (421 Sqn)
    July 25: Spitfire MK796 (421 Sqn)

    August 5: Spitfire MJ784 (403 Sqn)
    August 12: Typhoon MP122 (440 Sqn)
    August 17: Typhoon MP137 (245 Sqn)
    August 17: Spitfire MK299 (403 Sqn)
    August 18: Spitfire MK284 (401 Sqn)
    August 28: Spitfire MJ572 (403 Sqn)

    Please let me know if anyone can help with at least one of them!

    Thanks,

    Fox.
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    Hi
    From Norman Franks-Fighter Command Losses Vol 3:-
    MJ554,hit by Flak,pilot baled out but parachute failed to open,
    MJ824,NH415,collided NE of Caen
    MK941,shot down in combat with Fw190s and Me109s
    AM422, claimed as shot down by JG26
    MJ988,combat with Fw190 causing engine failure
    MJ570,Flak hit,Falaise
    MK809,Ground attack,hit tree
    MK796,Flak hit
    MJ784,Flak hit attacking motor transport
    MP122,Flak hit,Conde sur Noirau
    MP137,Flak hit
    MK299,ground attack ?Flak
    MK284,Flak hit
    MJ572,Flak Hit durung ground attack in Beauvais area
    The book doesn't give serials for these a/c
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    Dick,

    I did have the information, since I have N. Franks' book. This is the reason why I was asking for the details that are not given in the book.

    Thanks,

    Fox.
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    Hi Fox,
    according to Chris Thomas´s 2nd TAF, Vol. Two, p. 255, the code letter of the MP122 was “T”.
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    Thanks Vojmir -- it helps. Feel free to update the thread if you have some more information.
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    Default MJ824,NH415,collided NE of Caen - Wing Commander L V Chadburn/Flt Lieut F J Clark

    Hi Fox

    For information on these two, and other 127 RCAF wing losses in Normandy, see the excellent website of Dave Clark, as the pilot of NH415 was his brother Frank

    http://www3.sympatico.ca/angels_eight/

    http://www3.sympatico.ca/angels_eight/421spit.html

    http://www3.sympatico.ca/angels_eight/421black.html

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    Hi Allan,

    I knew the website but never found out the individual letter carried by NH415, while it was given! However, I didn't find the one of MJ824.

    Cheers,

    Fox.
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    Default MJ824,NH415, collided NE of Caen - Wing Commander L V Chadburn/Flt Lieut F J Clark

    Hi Fox

    drop Dave an e-mail - the link is on the home page - he might have an idea of what it is.

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    MJ824 was the personal aircraft of W/C L.V. Chadburn, commander of 127 Wing, and carried his initals as codes, "LV*C". Chadburn was killed in the collision.

    MK941 was shot down by a German fighter over Caen on the evening on 15 June 1944. F/O L.R. Curry killed.

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    Default MJ824,NH415, collided NE of Caen - Wing Commander L V Chadburn/Flt Lieut F J Clark

    Hi Bill

    It appears that Dave Clark has a difference of opinion/information regarding MJ824 "The wing took off with Chadburn leading 24 aircraft. He was not flying his usual aircraft ML380 with the coding "LV-C"." and " (a) Many times when the W/C(F) flew with a squadron, he was listed with that squadron's flight log. All agree Chadburn flew with 416 Squadron that day, but he was not listed. (b) It appears Chadburn was flying Freddie Green's aircraft MJ824 on the books of 416 Squadron."

    http://www3.sympatico.ca/angels_eight/421black.html

    Allan
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