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Bristol F2B (F.II) - RFC No.48 - Capt. Keith Rodney Park


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#1 Panthercules

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 16:58

Captain Keith Rodney Park flew this aircraft, Bristol F2B (FII), Serial No. A-7227, along with several others while serving with RFC No. 48 Squadron in the Fall of 1917. Park joined the Squadron in July 1917, and eventually became the highest scoring ace to serve with the No. 48 Squadron, accumulating 20 victories by the end of the war. Park scored at least 2 of those victories in this aircraft on 14 September 1917, flying with 2nd Lt. Hugh Owen as his Observer. Owen was credited with 7 kills as an observer with No. 48 Squadron. Park remained in the Royal Air Force after the war, eventually attaining the rank of Air Chief Marshal. During World War II, he commanded the Royal Air Force during the evacuation at Dunkirk and later assumed command of Number 11 Fighter Group, defending London and southern England during the Battle of Britain.

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British Aviation Squadron Markings of World War I, Les Rogers, pp. 101, 102, 247

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#2 HotTom

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 17:04

YES!!!

Andrew McKeever, the top Biff pilot (see my avatar), and Keith Park (he was the 11 Group commander in "Battle of Britain" played by Trevor Howard in a white jump suit) are the two "must have" Biff skins!

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#3 Tom-Cundall

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 17:47

Nice skin Panther. A good and famous pilot and commander.
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#4 Wolf_Schultz

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 03:02

My personal favorite pilot, and squadron. Both these 48 Squadron skins are beautiful. If you ever wish to update the description of the plane/pilot career, you may want to mention that Keith Park eventually took command of 48 Squadron in April 1918 as well…kind of speaks volumes that he joined the unit in July 1917, maybe a month or so later was a flight commander, and after a stint at home establishment, returned as its new commander. :)
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#5 BH_Vfw_Klaue

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 03:29

S! Yes
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#6 Panthercules

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 01:50

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