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    Default Re: Spit aboard the Liberty ships John J McGraw and Samsylvan

    Can the loss details for TD998 be re-checked please?

    Post # 9 says lost on 25/08/1947 with GC I/2
    Post # 5 says lost on 26/10/1947 with GC II/7

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    Default Re: Spit aboard the Liberty ships John J McGraw and Samsylvan

    Hell all,
    I have 26.10.47 for TD998, but I did not note source.


    'VNAF South Vietnamese Air Force 1945-1975' via wings palette
    Text says "Tan Son Nhut, Indochina, during 1945. The French acquired 12 Spitfires from 273 Squadron RAF." but SL658 arrived onboard Diomed in January 1946, and was used by GC 1/4.
    Those RAF Spitfires previously loaned to Armee de l'Air (mostly LF.VIIIs from 273 Sqn) were: MD215, MD254 (ex MS-R), MD256, MD288, MD289, MT521, MT610, MT793, MT790, MT793, MV414, MV422, MV427 (ex MS-B).


    Pierre-Andre Tilley via wings palette
    TE494 (GC I/2 'Cigognes', Tourane, French Indochina) arrived to Saigon onboard Samsylvan in January 1946.


    Oliver Beernaert via wings palette
    TD954 was onboard John J McGraw and at Saigon in January 1946. To GC 2/7 'Nice' and later GC I/4 'Dauphine' (as shown).


    Thierry Dekker via wings palette
    MK791 arrived later, in September 1946.

    Zoran

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    Default Re: Spit aboard the Liberty ships John J McGraw and Samsylvan

    Hi,

    TD998 coded "L"

    12/05/1946 Tan Son Nhut SIMARD Pierre (cne) GC 01.007
    12/06/1946 Tan Son Nhut SIMARD Pierre (Cne)
    19/03/1947 Gialam BUFFET André (Slt) GC.01.002
    26/10/1947 Gialam RESTOUX Jacques (Cne) GC.02.004


    Post#9

    The loss of 25/08/1947 is for TE525 at Nghia Ta with COMBEBIAS Georges (ltt) KIA of GC.01.002

    Post #12

    SL658 is with GC I/7 from march 1946. Coded "O"

    Post #10

    Thanks for the additional info for the travel of Samsylvan


    Bertrand
    Last edited by Bertrand H; 7th January 2021 at 16:21.

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