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Wolf, Hiram (Sergeant)

Killed in Action 1942-January-01

Birth Date: 1921 (age 21)

Son of William J. and Dora (ne Rosenthal) of West Los Angles, California, U.S.A.

Husband of Dorothy Frances (ne Clough) whom he married on 20 September 1941. He was the cousin of George A. Gordon, Bro

Home: Peaks Island, USA

96 Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Nocturni Obambulamus We stalk by night
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Service Numbers
96 Squadron (Noctumi Obam Bulamus). Sergeant Wolf was killed when he flew his Defiant aircraft M 3432 into a hillside in mist two miles north-east of the Appelthwaite Quarry, Windermere, England.

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Canada Primary Source Library and Archives Canada Service Files (may not exist)

Google MapPeaks Island, USA
Google MapRainsough Jewish Cemetery
North Manchester Synagogue Sec Plot B Grave 88

Boulton Paul Defiant

(RAF Photo) (Source Harold A Skaarup web page)
Boulton Paul P.82 Defiant, RAF (Serial No. L7026), coded PS*V, c1941.

The Boulton Paul Defiant is a British interceptor aircraft that served with the Royal Air Force (RAF) during World War II. The Defiant was designed and built by Boulton Paul Aircraft as a "turret fighter", without any fixed forward-firing guns, also found in the Blackburn Roc of the Royal Navy.

In combat, the Defiant was found to be reasonably effective at destroying bombers but was vulnerable to the Luftwaffe's more manoeuvrable, single-seat Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighters. The lack of forward-firing armament proved to be a great weakness in daylight combat and its potential was realised only when it was converted to a night fighter. It eventually equipped thirteen squadrons in this role, compared to just two squadrons as a day-fighter. In mid-1942 it was replaced by better performing night-fighters, the Bristol Beaufighter and de Havilland Mosquito.

The Defiant continued to find use in gunnery training, target towing, electronic countermeasures and air-sea rescue. Among RAF pilots it had the nickname "Daffy". Wikipedia

YouTube Defiant Fighter

Wkikpedia Wikipedia Defiant Fighter

General Harold A Skaarup Web Page

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last update: 2021-10-13 19:25:12

Defiant MK. I N3432

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