Post by Dave Homewood on Feb 11, 2013 22:23:55 GMT 12
There is actually notations for the Hurricane marked 'K' in Edgar Kain's logbook for 18th, 18th, 20th and 21st of May 1940. Would that have actually been this aircraft? It was with the squadorn a few weeks later when it flew over his funeral, but was this aircraft on strength then?
If it was this particular aircraft, he shot down a Me110 and a Ju88 in it north east of Rheims, France, on the 19th.
If I read correctly today, it was one of the last aircraft out of France and when the Squadron set up in England, the Squadron letters were TP, hence ZK-TPK.
I also noted that it flew again after the Prestwick crash in July 1940, crashed again at Chruch Fenton? in March 1941 and repaired again. From what I could see, once it became a 11A and DR393, it went straight on the boat to Russia, departing May 1942. Any corrections?
Good idea Dave. I too only saw P3351 fly at Wanaka 2006. I had my first digital camera, a Canon S60 P&S. On the other hand, I'm sure 'Despeckle' works alot better in PSE10 than what I had in 2006 software-wise.
Post by JamesStokes on Feb 12, 2013 9:14:46 GMT 12
Beautiful photos. Thanks guys. I was lucky enough to see her at her debut at WoW 2000, and then at Classic Fighters 2001, not that I remember much as I was only 5 or 6 years old! Even so I feel lucky to have seen her display in New Zealand, and I hope she goes to a good home.
"Flying is a way of life; I could not and would not live without it."
- Fred Ladd