A history question regarding RAF squadron 112

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3 years 1 month ago - 3 years 1 month ago #1 by Grant
I've just discovered that my great uncle, G. S. Nordstand, flew in RAF squadron 112 in WWII (flying the Kittyhawk III?). Here he is standing 8th from left:



I've also found reference to him performing a bombing recce in Italy. raf-112-squadron.org/rafmapnapoli4014.html I'd like to build his aircraft, but not really sure about what the codes on this page represent. Or where to look to find out more. Any suggestions?

I also vaguely remember being a kid and seeing a picture of him standing on the wing of a Typhoon, but I could be confusing things.
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3 years 1 month ago #2 by IAN
112 used GA as their squadron designator from mid '41 until the end of the war.

AFAIK they were exclusively used in the MTO (Nth Africa, Italy perhaps Sth France. They used all versions of the Allison engined P-40 except the 'N", then went on to the P-51C & D still using the GA unit code.

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3 years 1 month ago #3 by Grant
Thanks Ian. I definitely need to build this one. Helps that it is an awesome subject too.

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3 years 1 month ago - 3 years 1 month ago #4 by IAN
Agreed. You have the serial number of GA*Q in the article, that will tell you which version of Kittyhawk you'll need.



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3 years 1 month ago #5 by Flying_Kiwi
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Barracuda do decals for this Kittyhawk as well as a few other 112 sqd planes.




Are you going to do a crashed in the desert dio???? this poor sod was 218 Sqd.


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3 years 1 month ago #6 by Flying_Kiwi
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Most pilots last words are "Watch this"


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3 years 4 weeks ago - 3 years 4 weeks ago #7 by Grant
Awesome. That's a good start. I'll be doing a clean build with the fellow in question standing in front of the aircraft. Anyone got 1/32 Hasegawa P-40k they want to part with?
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3 years 4 weeks ago #8 by Flying_Kiwi
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Why yes :-)

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