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    Default Robert Standford-Tuck and Whirlwind

    Hi All,
    Anyone ever seen Tuck's logbook?
    I would be interested in the serial of the whirlwind he flew.
    Was there a 80's print of his log (or am I thinking of someone else).
    Details from a web interview, see below.
    Anyone know any another 'famous' pilots who flew the whirlwind?
    Cheers
    Jerry

    ' CUNNINGHAM: Did you ever fly a twin-engined fighter such as the 'Whirlwind?
    TUCK: Yes, I flew the Whirlwind. And of course I flew De Havilland Mosquitoes
    also, but not in combat. I never used them in combat, but I flew them for the
    hell of it, because I liked them. '

    http://www.airwarweb.net/tuck.php

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    hello,

    The log-book(s ?) of Stanford-Tuck were published in fac-similé form in the late 80es or early 90es. I remember it was expensive, unless I saw a luxury edition and not a 'standard' one.
    Otherwise the R.A.F. museum in Hendon has the log-book of this pilot. I don't have the reference at hand, but the museum staff at the department of research would know.
    Obviously it will be faster to have the information from a forumite who has the book...

    Joss

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    Jerry:
    The RAFM's accession number for Stanford-Tuck's logbook is MFC76/17.
    Regards:
    Robert

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    I do have a copy, I can't see any mention of a Whirlwind flight between 6-1940 -1-1942. I do see flights in Mosquito aircraft when he returned from captivity September 1945 !

    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marks View Post
    I do have a copy, I can't see any mention of a Whirlwind flight between 6-1940 -1-1942. I do see flights in Mosquito aircraft when he returned from captivity September 1945 !

    Mark
    Hi
    Interesting, Thanks for looking,
    At least the mosquito bit is right, so it gives credability to the web page interview.
    Maybe Tuck's whirlwind flights were ' off the record ' ?
    cheers
    Jerry

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