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ULSTER EAGLES

Notable pilots of Northern Ireland in WW2



  The lists

All the lists present the following data:
Name and (when known) first name are presented with arbitrary choice for the spelling (russian, german, arab names...).
RANK of the pilot: see the rank page for the meaning of the abbreviations and the equivalence.
According to the pages, COUNTRY, NATION for the nationality or ethnic origin, AIR_SERVICE for the air arm, are provided.
The number of victories represents usually the total of kills (individual plus shared). The shared kills are indicated when known under the form [indiv+shared]. The official score is indicated when different from the total (American and British scores of ww2 for example).
Authors of the SOURCES column are given; report to the bibliography page to find the books, articles, web pages in alphabetical order. The OTHER_SOURCES column presents the divergent scores with sometimes the author of the source.
The DETAIL column shows occasionally the type of kill, balloons, V-1s, ground kills, unconfirmed kills...
The NOTE column exposes different commentaries and for lack of space, abbreviations are used: report to the abbreviation page for their meaning.




Updated: 08/11/2007

Rank First Name Name Ww2 Victories Official Sources Detail Air Service Units Death Note Other Sources
WCdr Frederick Desmond HUGHES 19 [18+1] 18,5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 264Sq, 125Sq, 600Sq, 604Sq
FLt Kenneth William MACKENZIE 13 [10+3] 11,5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 43Sq, 501Sq, 247Sq POW 1941. 11
SLdr Robert Wilkinson 'Paddy' TURKINGTON 12 [9+3] 10,16 C.Shores RAF 124Sq, 611Sq, 43Sq, 72Sq, 241Sq, 601Sq 29/07/1945 8 (W.Hess)
GCapt Francis Victor BEAMISH 10 [9+1] 9,5 C.Shores RAF 616Sq & Kenley Station 28/03/1942 Hurricane, BoF, BoB, Channel 41. KIA. 11
WCdr Hugh Anthony Stephen'Tim' JOHNSTON 6 [5+1] 5,25 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 257Sq, 133Sq, 126Sq, 165Sq
FSgt Robert Joseph 'Wally' WALLACE 4 [3+1] 3,5 C. Shores RAF 80Sq, 213Sq 03/08/1942 Hurricane, Syria, Desert, 41-42. KIA.
SLdr John Watson FOSTER 3 [2+1] 2,5 C. Shores RAF 19Sq, 65Sq Mustang, 1944-45. Suez 1956.
SLdr Robert Donald WRIGHT 2 C. Shores RAF 248Sq, 235Sq Blenheim, Beau, Mosquito, 41-44.
Table: Notable pilots of Northern Ireland in WW2


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