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A P-51 was lost in a mid-air with an AD1 on Sunday, I believe it was.
The P-51 pilot baled safely at low level and the Skyraider managed to land safely with a huge chunk of the starboard outer wing missing.
There are also some nice photos of the Spitfires in the air with a Hurricane and a Buchon (Spanish Me 109) in the Photographic section of the KeyAviation forum. I
t is a sight to behold. The sound of all those Merlins must have been something!
Too bad the surplus RCAF P-40s and P-51s went to owners in the USA way back when, and didn't stay in Canada.
http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showth ... p?t=110391
Thanks for the links!
One of my relatives on my British side of the family flew 'spits' during the second world war. He was a Flight Sargeant.(R.A.F.)
I thought you lot might like this link regarding RAF Leather flight Jackets?
http://www.eastmanleather.com/index.php ... 85516e7f70
and how many know that the perhaps most recognizable feature, of the arguably most famous fighter of WWII, was designed by
a Canadian... ie the wings, and namely Beverly Shenstone, a graduate of U OF T engineering.
Hi, thanks for the link to that voice recording. Was something to hear them all banter back and forth.
You mention how hard it must have been to hear over the noise. Once you are in the "job" for a bit you begin to anticipate what a part of the team would be saying before or as soon as they begin to talk. Sometimes this means you are taking an educated guess as to what is being said due to the background noise.
Thanks again for the posting.