Darwin Defence Part III to Crossing the Arafura Sea.

 

July 1943 to September 1943

NAME INIT. RANK DEST. PROB. DAM. DATE SQUAD. AIRCRAFT E/A LOCATION AREA #

THOMASA.D
F/O
 1   43.07.012
Hudson
Jake
 Timor Sea
N.T
 
HALL E.S F/LT 1     43.07.06 452 Spitfire Hamp Anson Bay N.T 71
LLOYD C.P F/O 1     43.07.06 452 Spitfire Zeke Fenton N.T  
MacDONALD R.S S/LDR 1     43.07.06 452 Spitfire Betty Fenton N.T  
TULLY P.D P/O 1     43.07.06 452 Spitfire Zeke Fenton N.T  
BATCHELOR A.E F/SGT 1 1   43.07.06 457 Spitfire Betty Fenton N.T  
MACKENZIE I.S F/O 1     43.07.06 457 Spitfire Betty Fenton N.T  
WATSON R.W F/SGT     2 43.07.06 457 Spitfire Betty Anson Bay N.T 72
WATSON  P.H F/LT 1     43.07.06 457 Spitfire Betty Fenton N.T  
FOSTER R.W F/LT 1 1   43.07.06 54RAF Spitfire Betty Anson Bay N.T  
GIBBES E.M S/LDR 1   1 43.07.06 54RAF Spitfire Betty Anson Bay N.T  
LENAGEN J.D F/O 1     43.07.06 54RAF Spitfire Betty Anson Bay N.T  
SPENCER G.A F/SGT     1 43.07.06 54RAF Spitfire Betty Anson Bay N.T  
WICKMAN J.M SGT 1     43.07.06 54RAF Spitfire Betty Anson Bay N.T  
JAMES K.E S/LDR 1     43.07.18 457 Spitfire Dinah Pt. Stewart N.T  
31         1? 43.07.24 31 Beaufighter Floatplane Taberfane Aru Is. 73
COOMBES W.M P/O 0.5 0.5   43.08.10 452 Spitfire Pete Millingimbi N.T  
YOUNG F.J F/O 0.5 0.5   43.08.10 452 Spitfire Pete Millingimbi N.T  
GORDON* R.L S/LDR     1 43.08.11 31 Beaufighter Pete Taberfane Aru Is.  
BATCHELOR A.E F/SGT     1 43.08.11 457 Spitfire Lily Emu Springs N.T  
ENTWISTLE J.D F/LT 1     43.08.17 31 Beaufighter Pete Taberfane Aru Is.  
KILPATRICK R.J SGT 1     43.08.17 31 Beaufighter Rufe Taberfane Aru Is.  
TAYLOR* D.G F/LT 1     43.08.17 31 Beaufighter Rufe Taberfane Aru Is  
31     1   1 43.08.17 31 Beaufighter Rufe Taberfane Aru Is.  
PADULA P.A SGT     1 43.08.17 452 Spitfire Dinah Cape Fourcroy N.T 74
JAMES K.E S/LDR 1     43.08.17 457 Spitfire Dinah Fenton N.T  
JENKINS J.R SGT 0.5     43.08.17 457 Spitfire Dinah Melville Is. N.T  
WATSON P.H F/LT 1     43.08.17 457 Spitfire Dinah Channel Pt. N.T  
WATSON R.W F/SGT 0.5     43.08.17 457 Spitfire Dinah Melville Is. N.T  
CALDWELL C.R W/C 1     43.08.17 1WING Spitfire Dinah C.Fourcroy N.T 75
McCORD D.D P/O 1     43.08.21 31 Beaufighter Rufe Taberfane Aru Is. 76
KILPATRICK R.J SGT     1 43.08.26 31 Beaufighter Pete Taberfane Aru Is.  
WARREN T.K F/SGT   1   43.08.26 31 Beaufighter Pete Taberfane Aru Is.  
31         1 43.08.30 31 Beaufighter Floatplane Taberfane Aru Is.  
ENTWISTLE J.D F/LT     1 43.08.30 31 Beaufighter Rufe Taberfane Aru Is.  
ENTWISTLE J.D F/LT 1     43.08.30 31 Beaufighter Pete Taberfane Aru Is.  
GUNSON P.C.G F/O     1 43.09.07 22 Boston  Zero Gasmata New Britain 77
ROWELL H.M F/O     1 43.09.07 22 Boston Zero Gasmata New Britain 77
BASSETT K.D F/O     1 43.09.07 452 Spitfire Fighter Pioneer Ck. N.T  78
COOMBES W.M P/O     1 43.09.07 452 Spitfire Fighter Pioneer Ck. N.T 78
COWELL G.J F/O   1   43.09.07 452 Spitfire Oscar Pioneer Ck. N.T  
GOLDSMITH  A.P F/O 1     43.09.07 452 Spitfire Tony Strauss N.T  
KING J.C F/SGT     1 43.09.07 452 Spitfire Fighter Pioneer Ck. N.T 78
BATCHELOR A.E P/O     1 43.09.07 457 Spitfire Zeke Pt. Patterson N.T  79
GREGORY R.H.W F/O 0.5     43.09.07 457 Spitfire Zero Pt. Patterson N.T  79
MACKENZIE I.S F/O   1   43.09.07 457 Spitfire Zeke Pt. Patterson N.T  79
MACLEAN D.H F/LT 1   1 43.09.07 457 Spitfire Zero Pt. Patterson N.T 79
SMITHSON J.H F/O 1     43.09.07 457 Spitfire Zero Pt. Paterson N.T 79
WATSON P.H F/LT 1     43.09.07 457 Spitfire Zero Pt. Patterson N.T 79
WHITE F.C F/SGT 0.5     43.09.07 457 Spitfire Zero Pt. Patterson N.T 79
APPLETON  W.H F/O     1 43.09.07 54RAF Spitfire Zeke Pt. Patterson N.T  
LEONARD H.O F/O     1 43.09.07 54RAF Spitfire Zeke Pt.Patterson N.T  

 

 

Notes

 

71. Listed by Shores3 but not confirmed by ORB or Squadron victory list.

72. Shores3 lists 2 damaged but ORB only lists 1 damaged.

73. ORB lists 4 damaged on ground and in aerial combat.

74. Same Dinah as W/C Clive Caldwell claimed on this date. May well be a shared claim.

75. This Dinah could be a shared with Sgt P.A Padula.

76. ORB lists 2 floatplanes destroyed, 1 probably destroyed and 1 damaged on this mission. It does not however say how many aircraft were airborne. McCord's destroyed claim listed by Shores3.

77. Page states that aircraft were hit but ORB in relation to these claims says "Nil damage considered".

78. 16-20 Japanese fighters identified by 452 Squadron as Tony's, Hap's, Oscar's and Zeke's.

79. ORB of 54 Squadron reports that 457 Squadrons claims were up to 5 destroyed, 2 probably destroyed and 7 damaged.