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Squadron Leader Neville Duke, DSO, OBE, DFC*, AFC, CzMC (deceased)
*Signature Value : £75
|Neville Duke flew Spitfires as wingman to Sailor Malan in 92 Squadron. In November 1941 he was posted to 112 Squadron in the Middle East. After a second tour in the Desert, he flew a third tour, with 145 Squadron in Italy. He was the top scoring Allied Ace in the Mediterranean with 28 victories. After the war, in 1953, he captured the World Air Speed record. He died 7th April 2007.|
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|The Aircraft :|
|Kittyhawk||Curtiss Kittyhawk, single engine fighter with a top speed of 362mph, ceiling of 30,000 feet and a range of 1190 miles with extra fuel tanks but 900 miles under normal operation. Kitty Hawk armaments was four or six .50in machine guns in the wings and a bomb load of up to 1,000 lb's. A development of the earlier Tomahawk, the Kitty Hawk saw service in may air force's around the world, American, Australian, New Zealand, and the Royal Air Force. which used them in the Mediterranean, north Africa, and Malta. from January 1942/ apart from the large numbers used by the Us Air Force, over 3,000 were used by Commonwealth air force's including the Royal air Force.|
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|RECENT UPDATES TO OUR AVIATION HISTORY DATABASES|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : Group Captain Dennis David :|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Blenheim V5825 :|
|J. Anderson added to aircrew database.|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : Hermann Schleinhege : Birth date updated, Date of death updated, Deceased updated, Squadron service dates updated|
|Whitley Mk.V Z6468 of No.58 Sqn RAF added to the airframes database.|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : Martin Drewes : Date of death updated, Deceased updated|
|Wellington Mk.IC T2542 of No.214 Sqn RAF added to the airframes database.|
|New victory claim added : Ju88 (Half shared victory) claimed on 24th April 1942 by Flight Lieutenant A. R. H. Barton of No.126 Sqn RAF|
|New victory claim added : Me109 claimed on 16th August 1940 by Pilot Officer A. R. H. Barton of No.32 Sqn RAF|
|New victory claim added : Me109 (Probable victory.) claimed on 11th November 1940 by Robert Innes of No.253 Sqn RAF|
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