John Cunningham (RAF officer)

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Group Captain John Cat's Eyes Cunningham CBE, DSO & Two Bars, DFC & Bar, 27 July 1917 21 July 2002, was a British Royal Air Force night fighter ace during World War II and a test pilot, both before and after the war. He was credited with 20 kills, of which 19 were claimed at night.Cunningham joined de Havilland Aircraft in 1938 and lived in one of the four blocks of flats across the road from the headquarters building. He came through the de Havilland Aeronautical Technical School and worked for the company as a test pilot until the outbreak of World War II when he joined the Royal Air Force. Flying first Blenheims and then the powerful Bristol Beaufighter with No. 604 Squadron RAF, by the end of the Blitz in May 1941 he had become the most famous night fighter pilot, successfully claiming 14 night raiders using AI Airborne Interception - the aircraft version of what later became known as radar.

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Sprache:
Englisch
Seitenanzahl:
68
Herausgeber:
Miller, Frederic P.
Vandome, Agnes F.
McBrewster, John
Medientyp:
Taschenbuch
Verlag:
Alphascript Publishing

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Produkttyp:
Taschenbuch
GTIN:
09786130753719
DUIN:
ALRRLQV9HJJ
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