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Old 4th April 2006, 03:46
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Sharkmouthed Spitfire Mk. Vc, 307th FS/31st FG

Hi,

Which the name and rank of the pilot of a sharkmouthed Spitfire Mk. Vc MX*P (ER180), of 307th FS/31st FG, in La Senia, Algeria, November 1942?

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Old 4th April 2006, 11:20
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Re: Sharkmouthed Spitfire Mk. Vc, 307th FS/31st FG

Hi Franklin

In Dennis Kucera's 'In a Now Forgotten Sky', there is a photo of MX-P with Capt Arthur P. Holloway Jr of the 307thFS standing on the wing by the cockpit. Could it have been his aircraft?

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Old 4th April 2006, 15:24
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Re: Sharkmouthed Spitfire Mk. Vc, 307th FS/31st FG

Hi, Brian,

Thank's a lot!

You have details of the combat career of Capt. Holloway?

How many air victories he had?

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Old 4th April 2006, 15:36
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Re: Sharkmouthed Spitfire Mk. Vc, 307th FS/31st FG

Hi Franklin

Capt Holloway was credited with one victory but I don't know the date. Of course, he may not been flying MX-P. Perhaps Frank Olynyk can help?

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Old 5th April 2006, 10:21
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Re: Sharkmouthed Spitfire Mk. Vc, 307th FS/31st FG

Arthur P Holloway, Jr was credited with a Me-109 destroyed on April 28, 1943 between 1020 and 1130; the location given is J-8550. He was also credited with a one quarter share in a Me-109 probable on March 21, 1943, between 115 and 1515, location between T-7013 and Y-3492. I do not have the relevant maps to determine the location better.

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Old 5th April 2006, 12:17
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Re: Sharkmouthed Spitfire Mk. Vc, 307th FS/31st FG

Just out of curiosity did Holloway complete his tour. If so on what date? Or did he become a casualty?

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Old 5th April 2006, 16:52
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Re: Sharkmouthed Spitfire Mk. Vc, 307th FS/31st FG

Hi Andy

As far as I can discern, Holloway completed his tour - he certainly wasn't killed whilst with 307thFS.

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Old 7th April 2006, 16:05
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Re: Sharkmouthed Spitfire Mk. Vc, 307th FS/31st FG

Thanks Brian, do you happen to know on what date he completed his tour?

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Old 7th April 2006, 16:37
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Hi Andy

Sorry, doesn't seem to be mentioned in 'In A Now Forgotten Sky'

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Old 7th April 2006, 22:26
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Thanks for looking Brian.

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