V-1 Flying Bomb Aces by Mark Postlethwaite

V-1 Flying Bomb Aces – F/O ‘Dixie’ Dean in his 616 Squadron Meteor about to bring down a V-1 by tipping it over with his wingtip on 4th August 1944. This proved to be the first combat victory of an Allied jet fighter in WWII.
A painting by Mark Postlethwaite GAvA www.posart.com. Used with permission from the artist.

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4 Responses

  1. My Dad also “tipped” a flying bomb/rocket with his wing. He was part of 616 squadron. Philip Guy Watts, birth name Philip Guy Karginoff. DOB: 05/11/1920.

    • Mark Turner says:

      Hi, i may have some pictures of Watts who was a Meteor pilot on 616 Squadron. Have you seen the 616 squadron book by Mike Cooper? Its not a professional edition, it was made as needed by 616 Squadron Association.

  2. Thank you. Dad flew Spitfires before Gloster Meteors.

  3. Tim Fryer says:

    Was he flying in the PRU exactly 80 year’s ago? I may have a photo he took on 25 October 1941.

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