Bonjour Pierre, hello John,
Back home now. Checked logbook. Dad has no entry for 9 May 1942. He flew a Spit he marked as ” 177″ from HMS Eagle to Malta on 18 May. I attach (in my techo-challenged way) a copy of my working copy of the relevant page for your records. If you would like a scanned shot of the original page let me know; I just need to warm up my antique Canon scanner.
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I did not know Buck McNair flew off an aircraft carrier. I have to know more. And yes Bruce I would like a scanned image from your antique Canon if possible.
Meantime I will be reading Pat Murphy’s account of Spitfires taking off HMS Eagle.
Spitfires on USS Wasp