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Old 15th September 2023, 20:23
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Charles Older 1944-45

I was looking for stuff on this pilot and found a quote that he stated he'd shot down four Ki-84 in his last combat.

"Charles Older pointed out in describing his final combat of the war in which he shot down four Ki-84s over Hankow and was in turn nearly a victim of a Ki-43 flown by an experienced JAAF ace, the airplane could still provide a nasty surprise." One of his victims may have been Wakamatsu of the 85th Sentai (an ace with eighteen victories including nine P-51, and at least four P-40, together with a B-25).

He does claim four "Oscars" in the period July-December 1944 but his last combat was in January when he shot down a "Sonia" attack bomber and what is reported as a "Betty" and a "Tess" around Tachang. Which I believe is a mistake, in that JNAF and JAAF rarely flew from the same airfield and that he shot down two "Tabby" transport aircraft.

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