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Old 20th November 2019, 04:37
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Exclamation Spitfire Mk XIVc RM687 of 402sqn ID

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Was this particular aircraft coded "AE*D" or "AE*G"? FLown by William G. Austin, Hawkinge, Aug / 1944. I also believe it had one V-1 flying bomb kill. Thank you in advance!

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Old 22nd November 2019, 23:54
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Re: Spitfire Mk XIVc RM687 of 402 SQN

A profile appearing in Spitfire: The Canadians by Robert Bracken has it as 'G'
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Old 23rd November 2019, 00:42
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Re: Spitfire Mk XIVc RM687 of 402 SQN

Hello,

Brian Cull, in his, Diver! Diver! Diver! (Grub St/London/2008/pp.317 & 442), states that Austin was flying 402 (RCAF) Sqn Spitfire XIV RM686:AE-? when he scored his V-1 kill on 23 August, 1944.

The 402 (RCAF) Sqn ORB agrees:

AIR 27/1778/14 - 402 (RCAF) Sqn ORB (F.541) Aug 1,44' - Aug 31,44'. Image 10 of 13. http://discovery.nationalarchives.go...ils/r/D8438552

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Old 23rd November 2019, 05:22
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Re: Spitfire Mk XIVc RM687 of 402 SQN

Agree with that. Ausitn flew two missions that day. The first was in RM687. The second, in which he shot down the V-1, was in RM686.
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Old 23rd November 2019, 05:30
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Re: Spitfire Mk XIVc RM687 of 402 SQN

Here's the entry for RM686:
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Old 23rd November 2019, 17:16
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Re: Spitfire Mk XIVc RM687 of 402 SQN

The description of the downing of the V-1 in Spitfire: The Canadians was written by Austin himself. He states that he was flying RM687 AE-G. Presumably he was consulting his log book. As neither log books or ORBs are infallible I suppose that either could be incorrect here.

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Old 25th November 2019, 18:39
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Re: Spitfire Mk XIVc RM687 of 402 SQN

The late Robert Bracken did his best to confirm the individual code letters of the Spitfires that appeared in both volumes.

And yes, 402 Squadron's ORB, is rife with mistakes; it will take a fair amount of cross referencing to get a sense of what's what.

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