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By Norman Franks

This ebook summarizes the tale of ways RAF Coastal Command overcame the German U-boat possibility throughout the moment global battle and the way the escalation of the U-boat struggle promoted the advance of anti-submarine battle, resulting in victory over this risk within the Atlantic.

At the beginning of the warfare, RAF Coastal Command had nearly no genuine likelihood of both discovering or sinking Germany's submarines, yet inside of a brief time period, new tools of detecting and offering lethal ordnance with which to sink this underwater risk have been dreamt up and implemented.

It took the lads of Coastal Command lengthy hours patrolling over a frequently antagonistic sea, in all kinds of climate, yet their diligence, perseverance and commitment gained via, saving numerous lives of either service provider and military seamen out within the chilly wastes of the Atlantic and contributing a lot to the ultimate victory over Nazi Germany. This new addition to the pictures of struggle sequence serves as a tribute to those males, recording their exploits in phrases and pictures.

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The last burst I gave him was directly into the cockpit and the right side of his aeroplane. ' Posing for the camera at Leiston on 28 May 1944, 357th FG HQ pilot and former CO of the 364th FS Ma] 'Tommy' Hayes is seen with his groundcrew and his first Frenesi (a P-51B whose serial remains unknown) after he had destroyed a Bf 109 over Magdeburg (USAF) According to Browning's wingman, the German pilot's parachute opened but he fell out of the harness and plummeted to earth. During the next day's mission to Magdeburg, the group had just rendezvoused with the bombers when the American force was engaged by more than 100 German fighters that ripped head-on through the bombers in line-abreast formations.

By the time this photograph of 44-13691 was taken in late 1944 it had been transferred to the 364th FS (Olmsted via Roeder) Don Graham led the 363rd FS from September to November 1943, then moved to group headquarters and took command of the 357th FG on 7 March after Col Henry Spicer was shot down and taken prisoner. Graham ultimately claimed one victory (on the day after he assumed command) and two damaged during his tour. P-51D-5 44-13388 BODACIOUS was his mount at the end of his tour, and following Graham's departure it was flown by Lt William J Currie as Super X and by Lt Peter Pielich as Peter Beater.

Lt Gilbert O'Brien jumped one and shot it down. Lt Paul E Holmberg 'came in from the left and began firing at the same ship', O'Brien reported. 'Suddenly, his Mustang exploded and disintegrated. There was not the usual flame and smoke when fuel tanks exploded, so I presume that his ammunition box must have been responsible. There is not the slightest chance that he got out alive'. The 362nd's 'Kit' Carson also added a Bf 109 to his score to give him ace status. The next day, the group flew a successful sweep of the Paris area.

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