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Old 14th October 2006, 14:12
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info wanted about Johnnie Johnson over Dieppe

Hi All,

For one of my next artworks I would like to depict Johnnie Johnson flying over Dieppe during operation Jubilee in his Spitfire.

Now the thing is, in his book "wing leader" he describes this actuon as being part of County of Chester Squadron, 610, flying from West Malling. But no mention of the exact type of spitfire, the serial nr. or the codes on the aircraft. As assume it's a Mk.V, but don't know if it's a Va, Vb, clipped wing, new windshield, old windshield etc.

I would like to get this accurate in the artwork.

Any info appreciated,

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Wiek Luijken

www.luijken.com
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Old 15th October 2006, 01:26
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Re: info wanted about Johnnie Johnson over Dieppe

Hello.

For the 19th August 1942 I now a dog Fight with "Johnnie Johnson (Sq610, Spit Vb EP215) : 1 Fw190 and 1 Bf109-F at Dieppe"
that's it?

more information in french here: http://b-17-flying-fortress.actiffor...ic.forum?t=502
A friend of mind say that for this day...

Sorry for my Bad English...
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Old 15th October 2006, 01:34
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Re: info wanted about Johnnie Johnson over Dieppe

Merci Cedric, this information is already helpful !
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Old 15th October 2006, 02:42
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Talking Re: info wanted about Johnnie Johnson over Dieppe

Like we say that in France: "Tout le plaisir est pour moi"
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Old 15th October 2006, 04:57
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Re: info wanted about Johnnie Johnson over Dieppe

Hi
a favourite link to an interesting page, and a good discussion ....!!!

his italian fw 190 combat over dieppe.

Johnnie Johnson was given his first command, No. 610 Squadron, in July 1942. During the Dieppe raid, he flew four sorties, got one enemy fighter and shared another. This sortie almost proved to be his last as he was set upon by a FW 190 with Italian markings. Forbidden to fly below 2,000 feet (ships had been ordered to fire upon anything below this altitude) Johnnie dove and pulled out just above the ships masts. Anti-aircraft fire was intense but he pulled out unscathed. How the Italian FW 190 fared he never knew.

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http://www.wings-fine-arts.com/johnniejohnson.htm

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Old 15th October 2006, 12:24
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Re: info wanted about Johnnie Johnson over Dieppe

There was no Spitfire with the serial EP215!

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Old 15th October 2006, 12:39
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Re: info wanted about Johnnie Johnson over Dieppe

According to "The greatest Air Battle", Johnnie Johnson was flying Spitfire Mk.Vb EP254 DW-B
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Old 15th October 2006, 13:04
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Re: info wanted about Johnnie Johnson over Dieppe

Of course, I havn't any EP 215 to... I must say that on my forum...
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Old 15th October 2006, 16:18
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Re: info wanted about Johnnie Johnson over Dieppe

Hello all,

According to Johnnie Johnson, Spitfire Top Gun, part one, by Dilip Sarkar, page 39 Johnson flew Spitfire Vb, EP254, DW-B on 19 Aug 42.

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Old 15th October 2006, 18:46
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Re: info wanted about Johnnie Johnson over Dieppe

The link, http://www.wings-fine-arts.com/johnniejohnson.htm
is most interesting. However, J.E. Johnson was NOT the leading Allied Ace of WWII, several USSR aces exceeding that score (they were "allies" back then), to say nothing of Richard Bong with 40.
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