Hawker Tempest | JN803 | SA-D

Hawker Tempest | JN803 | SA-D

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Source
REVI No.65, REVI Publications, P.O. Box 143, Svojsikova 1588, 70800 Ostrava-Poruba, Czech Rebuplic. ISBN: 1211-0744
Source
Gallery in the Sky /
Author
Dusan Simek

added 04 Jun 10:01

This aircraft delivered to the 486 Sqn on May 17th, 1944. In Summer 1944 it was flown by may pilots and 12 of them claimed many at least one victory. The most successful was F/O Kalka. On July 12th, he shot down four V-1 in one mission. Totally the airplane wore 26 V-1 victory markings. In December 1944 it was transferred to the 3 Sqn., but on December 29th under control of F/O Slade-Betts it was shot down by Bf.109 Fw. Walter Arnold from 9./JG 27 North of Hespe, Germany. It was 6th of 10 Arnold victories.


Aircraft model

Tempest

Operator

Icon_32_flag_of_the_united_kingdom.svg United Kingdom | Military

Registration number

SA-D

Serial number

JN803

Aircraft

Hawker Tempest | JN803 | SA-D

Aviator

Kalka William Arthur

Aviator

Slade-Betts Ken

Hawker Tempest | JN803 | SA-D