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Historic Aviation => People and Units => Topic started by: Zoet on August 29, 2012, 09:33:26 PM



Title: Who was the pilot of the Spitfire VIII jf579?
Post by: Zoet on August 29, 2012, 09:33:26 PM
Hi all,

Can someone tell me who the pilot was from the RCAF Spitfire VIII jf579 (AN0J) from the 417th squadron, Italy, January 1944?

I can't find it on the internet .

Herold.


Title: Re: Who was the pilot of the Spitfire VIII jf579?
Post by: Edgar Brooks on September 10, 2012, 08:42:31 PM
There were, at least, five that appear in the O.R.B., but the "book," in the National Archives, is a carbon copy, so is virtually illegible at times. F/S D.Eastman, was one, and another was F/O W.L. Burgess, plus W/O W.J. Chittenden. The next is unclear, but seems to be P/O G. Doyel, but the last is completely indecipherable; all I can make out is F/L DeL----------  something or other (possibly French-Canadian?)
Edgar