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 Shortly after mid day on 26th August 1940, a Bolton-Paul Defiant of 264 Sqn claimed a victory that was to make history many decades later.  Dornier Do.17Z2, Wk No 1160 of 7/III KG.3 had been part of a raiding force sent to attack targets in Essex.  Attacked from below, the Do.17 suffered terminal damage and came to rest in the shallow waters of the Goodwin Sands, near Deal in Kent.  Two of her crew died in the incident, but two others survived and became prisoners of war.  In June 2013, over seventy years later, 5K+AR was raised from the water to be put on display at the RAF Museum in Hendon, becoming the only example of its type to survive anywhere in the world.

5K+AR Sole Survivor by Ivan Berryman.
 Spitfires of No.616 Squadron, September 1940.  The aircraft nearest is K4330 QJ-G, the mount of Johnnie Johnson.

The New Knights by David Pentland. (P)
 Hurricanes of No.605 Squadron, October 1940.  Aircraft pictured are P3308 UP-A of A A McKellar and N2471 of P Parrott.

Enemy Approaching by David Pentland. (P)
 On 14th June 1940, the first German jackboots were heard on the streets of Paris. Within days France signed an armistice and Hitler could now turn his avaricious eyes north and across the grey waters of the Channel. The island of Britain stood alone and, faced with the threat of imminent invasion, few gave her much chance of survival. Before the all-conquering Panzers could invade, Germany needed to gain air superiority and Goering boasted that his Luftwaffe 'would quickly sweep the RAF from the skies'  how wrong he would be. The Battle of Britain began on 10th July 1940 and for the next eight weeks most front-line squadrons were often flying four missions a day. Totally outnumbered by the Luftwaffe the RAF was close to breaking point by early September, with some units reduced to a handful of pilots and aircraft. Then on 7th September, an over-confident Goering made a fatal error. Believing the RAF destroyed, he changed tactics and the Luftwaffe began bombing civilian targets in London. It was the respite that Fighter Command needed and the tide of battle was turned. Against overwhelming and seemingly impossible odds, a replenished RAF repelled the Luftwaffe and by the end of October it was over. Richard Taylor's stunning painting depicts Mk1 Spitfires from 92 Squadron undertaking a defensive sweep along the Kent coastline against a dramatic backdrop of the white cliffs of Dover, at the height of the battle in September 1940.

Channel Sweep by Richard Taylor.

Aces for : 367th Fighter Group
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Laurence E Blumer6.00The signature of Laurence E Blumer features on some of our artwork - click here to see what is available.
Aircraft for : 367th Fighter Group
A list of all aircraft known to have been flown by 367th Fighter Group. A profile page including a list of all art prints for the aircraft is available by clicking the aircraft name.
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Lightning



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Manufacturer : Lockheed

Lightning

Designed by Kelly Johnson the P38 made its maiden flight on the 27th January 1939 and introduced into service in 1941. they cost $134,284 at the time each and a total of 10,037 were built. The Lockheed P-38 was introduced as a inceptor fighter but soon proved a valuable long range bomber escort for the 8thUS Air Force's B-17 and-24 bombers as they bombed targets further into Germany.
Signatures for : 367th Fighter Group
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Captain Larry Blumer
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23 / 10 / 1997Died : 23 / 10 / 1997
23 / 10 / 1997Ace : 6.00 Victories
Captain Larry Blumer

Assigned to the 393rd Fighter Squadron, 367th Fighter Group, Scrappy, nicknamed after his Scrap Iron P-38, became one of the few fighter pilots to become an ace-in-a-day when he shot down five FW-190s in 15 minutes of aerial combat on 25 August 1944. Scrappy rose to command the 393rd and destroyed another FW-190 before returning to the States in January 1945. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, Air Medal with 22 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Belgian Croix de Guerre. In 1946, he returned to the United States and became a contractor. Later in life, he purchased a P-38, painted it like his old plane, and flew it at air shows. Sadly Captain Larry Blumer died of Leukemia on October 23rd 1997 in Springfield, Oregon.




Lieutenant Colonel Joseph A Dobrowolski
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1 / 2 / 2006Died : 1 / 2 / 2006
Lieutenant Colonel Joseph A Dobrowolski

Enlisting in June 1942, Joseph Dobrowolski was assigned to the 367th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force, and arrived the European Theater, April 1944, flying P-38s out of Stoney Cross in England. He flew his first combat mission a month later. Flying throughout the whole D-Day invasion period he notched up 175 combat hours, the majority in the hazardous ground-attack role, chalking up many ground victories before returning to the U.S. in November 1944. He retired Lieutenant Colonel in 1967. Joe Dobrolowolski passed away on 1st February 2006.


Battle of Britain History Timeline : 23rd October
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
23October1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O P. R. S. Hurst of 600 Squadron, was Killed.
23October1940No 85 Squadron is now at Kirton-in-Lindsey.
23October1940Number of aircraft available to the Royal Air Force for service on this day was 718 with 412 Hurricanes, 225 Spitfires, 47 Blenheims, amd 26 Defiants and 8 Gladiators
Battle of Britain Timeline of Related Info : 23rd October
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
23October1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. G. A. Steward of 17 Squadron, was Killed.
23October1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O A. I. Lindsay of 72 Squadron, was Killed.
23October1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. R. H. Leyland of F.I.U., was Killed.
23October1943Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. L.E. M. Coote of 600 Squadron, was Killed.
23October1985Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. L. F. Patrick of 222 Squadron, Passed away.

 

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