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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.|
|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|
|Beaufighter Mk.Ic T3354 of No.68 Sqn RAF added to the airframes database.|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : Keatley : Squadrons updated (added No.58 Sqn RAF), Squadron service dates updated|
|Flight Lieutenant Robert Charles Platt added to aircrew database :|
Killed aged 29 on 4th July 1943 when his Stirling BK718 WP-M of No.90 Sqn was shot down and crashed near Cologne. He is buried in Overloon War Cemetery. Son of James Francis and Amelia Louisa Minnie Platt, of Teddington, Middlesex.
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Flying Fortress 42-30041 : Squadrons updated (added 384th Bomb Group)|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : J. N. A. James : Squadrons updated (added No.51 Sqn RAF), Squadron service dates updated|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Hampden X3001 : Airframe notes updated (added 10-02-1941 : Hampden was shot down by a night-fighter and crashed north of Alkmaar in Holland.)|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Wellington R1646 :|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : H. J. Walters : Squadrons updated (added No.58 Sqn RAF), Squadron service dates updated|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Wellington R1096 : Airframe notes updated (added 10-02-1941 : Wellington was hit by AA fire off the East Anglia coast on return from patrol, the aircraft flew for Martlesham Heath but overshot the runway and crashed at Mill Field in Bredfield in Suffolk.)|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : Aircraftsman 1 Edwin Vick : First name updated (now Edwin), Service number updated (now 540323), Squadron service dates updated|
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