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    Default NZ414243 J J Caulton, 132 Sqn, shot down 29.4.44

    According to FCL Caulton's Spitfire was MJ639
    However A-B serials records this aircraft as SOC 24.6.46 (last unit FLS)

    But according to 2nd TAF Vol One it was Spitfire MK639
    Also photo on same page (99) of crashed aircraft showing K 639 (first letter hidden by code letter G), though '639' may have been retouched?
    However A-B serials records this aircraft as SOC 2.5.46 (last unit also FLS)

    Comment anyone?

    Errol
    Last edited by Errol Martyn; 6th November 2009 at 08:01. Reason: Photo comment added

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    Default John Caulton - 132 Squadron

    Hello Erroll

    isn't John Caulton still alive and in your part of the world?

    cheers

    Allan
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    Allan,

    I believe so but I've not the time just yet to track him down and discuss.

    Errol

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    Default John Caulton - 132 Squadron

    Hi Erroll


    That was quick!! I will see if I can find the contact details that I had and drop you a line off board if sucessful.

    cheers

    Allan
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    Hello Errol,

    I met Johnnie Caulton back in 2000 when I went to New-Zealand (and also met you at the same time). He loaned me the picture of his force-landed Spitfire, which he had collected from Hans-Joachim Jabs, his victor. I remember there are discrepancies about the serial number in the different books/sources mentioning the event.

    I'll check tonight when I get back home.

    Cheers

    Joss

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    hello,

    Back home, I've checked my papers and IMHO, the said Spitfire was MK639 JJ-G.

    But I admit that "Spitfire the History" says differently...

    This could be a very early use of 'photoshop' indeed ;-)

    Joss

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    On the picture hullcode "FF-G".

    Henk.

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    hello Henk,

    My mistake, JJ are indeed the initials of the pilot, and FF is the Squadron's code.

    Joss

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    Default John Caulton - 132 Squadron

    Hi Errol

    In this link the Spitfire can be enlarged - but the mystery still remains!!

    http://www.wings.net.nz/jcaulton.html

    cheers

    Allan
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    Allan, Joss, also Henk,

    Many thanks for comments to date and for reference to photos.

    Errol

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