No.76 Sqn RAF
Founded : 15th September 1916
No.76 Sqn RAF
No.76 Sqn RAF Artwork Collection
Unseen and Deadly by Ivan Berryman.
Dawn Breakers by Anthony Saunders.
No.76 Squadron Halifax by Ivan Berryman.
|Aircraft for : No.76 Sqn RAF|
|A list of all aircraft known to have been flown by No.76 Sqn RAF. A profile page including a list of all art prints for the aircraft is available by clicking the aircraft name.|
Manufacturer : Avro
Full profile not yet available.
Manufacturer : Douglas
Production Began : 1941
Retired : 1970
DOUGLAS DAKOTA, Transport aircraft with three crew and can carry 28 passengers. speed 230-mph, and a altitude of 23,200 feet. maximum range 2,100 miles. The Douglas Dakota served in all theatres of world war two, The Royal Air Force received its first Douglas Dakota's in April 1941, to 31 squadron which was serving in India. These were DC2, later DC3 and eventually C-47 Dakotas were supplied. The Douglas Dakota was developed from the civil airliner of the 1930's. The Royal Air Force received nearly 2,000 Dakotas, But many more than this served in the US Air Force and other allied countries. The last flight of a Douglas Dakota of the Royal Air Force was in 1970. You can still see Douglas Dakota's in operational and transport use across the world.
Manufacturer : Handley Page
Production Began : 1941
Retired : 1952
Number Built : 6177
Royal Air Force heavy Bomber with a crew of six to eight. Maximum speed of 280mph (with MK.VI top speed of 312mph) service ceiling of 22,800feet maximum range of 3,000 miles. The Halifax carried four .303 browning machine guns in the tail turret, two .303 browning machines in the nose turret in the MK III there were four .303 brownings in the dorsal turret. The Handley Page Halifax, first joined the Royal Air Force in March 1941 with 35 squadron. The Halifax saw service in Europe and the Middle east with a variety of variants for use with Coastal Command, in anti Submarine warfare, special duties, glider-tugs, and troop transportation roles. A total of 6177 Halifax's were built and stayed in service with the Royal Air Force until 1952
Manufacturer : Curtiss
Curtiss Kittyhawk, single engine fighter with a top speed of 362mph, ceiling of 30,000 feet and a range of 1190 miles with extra fuel tanks but 900 miles under normal operation. Kitty Hawk armaments was four or six .50in machine guns in the wings and a bomb load of up to 1,000 lb's. A development of the earlier Tomahawk, the Kitty Hawk saw service in may air force's around the world, American, Australian, New Zealand, and the Royal Air Force. which used them in the Mediterranean, north Africa, and Malta. from January 1942/ apart from the large numbers used by the Us Air Force, over 3,000 were used by Commonwealth air force's including the Royal air Force.
|Known Individual Aircraft Records for this Squadron|
|3rd November 1943||Halifax||LK932 , MP-X,||Shot down by Ace Otto Fries, and crashed at 1930hrs at Lanaken (Limburg) 22km SE of Genk, Belgium. The whole crew survived. F/L DG Hornsey - evaded capture. Sgt FAJ Jewson - 4B Stalag Muhlberg-Elbe no. 263403. Sgt RW Glover - 357 Stalag Kopernikus no. 1478 (Sgt Glover was apprehended by the authorities on 23 December having reached the French town of Pontarlier, close to the border with Switzerland.) Sgt DC Carter - Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug : no. 1251. Sgt John C Carnill - Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug : no. 1252. Sgt JK Davis - KJ Davis of 76 Sqn was in 357 Stalag Kopernikus no.3015. Sgt RE Stokes - 4B Stalag Muhlberg-Elbe|
|25th April 1944||Halifax||LK789 Mk.III , MP-L,||Shot down over Norfolk by Me410 nightfighter intruder of Lt Wolfgang Wenning. Five of the six crew were killed.|
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