By Christopher Shores
This quantity updates the knowledge within the first quantity and provides a few new names. details has been additional at the pilots who received luck opposed to the V-1 flying bombs in the course of 1944-45. aspect is additionally supplied on these devices within which nearly all of the fighter pilots served at your time or one other - the fighter Operational education devices - and of expert devices resembling the valuable Gunnery university, Fighter Leader's college and Fighter Experimental devices. there's additionally assurance of the one different conflicts during which British pilots were capable of declare victories on the grounds that 1945 - Korea and the Falklands clash.
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The Air Fighting Development Unit was similarly to be capable of providing such a unit. In practice, several of these units were formed at various times during 1942–44, some undertaking semioperational duties in order to free first line units for priority tasks. These units were to be maintained as Advanced Training Squadrons run on operational lines at satellite airfields wherever possible. They were:- Squadron Unit Comment 550 AFDU Until late 1943, when an operational unit with this number was formed.
On 21 March 1944 it was renumbered 3 TEU, the former unit of this number having just been absorbed into 41 OTU. ‘C’ Squadron now formed 555 Squadron (which 55 OTU had been intended to create in an emergency), and this unit was despatched to Acklington for the defence of Tyneside during the Normandy invasion. In December 1944 the unit disbanded and 55 OTU returned to existence, training Typhoon ground-attack pilots. It was disbanded in June 1945. 7 Operational Training Unit/57 Operational Training Unit Formed on 17 June 1940 at Hawarden, Cheshire, with Masters and Spitfires, the unit was renumbered 57 OTU on 1 November 1940.
In August he joined 266 Squadron as a Sgt, and then on 12 September moved to 66 Squadron, where he claimed five and one shared victories. Early in 1941 he was posted back to the OTU (now 57) at Hawarden as an instructor, but shortly thereafter a Master trainer collided with his aircraft, the propeller knicking his skull. Surviving this event, he was commissioned in June 1941, and in 1942 served with 234 Squadron. He then voluneered for service with the CAM ships of the Merchant Navy during 1942–43, before joining 41 Squadron as a Flt Lt, 1943–44.
Aces High, Volume 2. A Further Tribute to the Most Notable Fighter Pilots of the British and... by Christopher Shores