94 Squadron RAF

Brand New Birds

The IWM caption for this photo reads:

Four Kittyhawk Mark Is (AK681 nearest) in formation during a familiarisation
flight by pilots of No. 94 Squadron RAF, who were in the process of re-equipping
with the type during the unit's move from Gazala, Libya to LG 110, Egypt.

Imperial War Museum - Larger Image

Imperial War Museum - Larger Image

Kittyhawk AK596

Kittyhawk I AK596 was one of nine Kittyhawks that 92 Squadron received on February 1st, 1942.
She later served with 250 and 260 Squadrons.

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Down in the Desert

This Kittyhawk has seen better days. I've yet to learn the circumstances of its loss, or the date, but
94 Squadron flew Kittyhawks for only a brief period of time... from February to May of 1942. So at
least a rough time-frame is known. It looks like the aircraft took a good bit of fire, (although
some of that could be post-crash damage) and that the prop was turning when she went in.

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It's apparent from this view that much of the rudder fabric has been cut away, no doubt as a trophy,
which indicates that this ship was most likely adorned with 94 Squadron's red and white checks. These
markings led some German pilots to report combat with 'Polish Curtisses'.

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