Squadron Leader Peter Hearne

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Squadron Leader Peter Hearne

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Post by Sniper1946 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:31 am

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Squadron Leader Peter Hearne, who has died aged 98, flew Spitfire and Mustang fighters during the Second World War and was credited with destroying at least five enemy aircraft and damaging others.

Hearne was in command of No 19 Squadron when it was sent to Peterhead in north Scotland on February 13 1945 to escort Beaufighter and Mosquito formations attacking shipping in Norwegian and Danish waters. The squadron was equipped with the long-range US-built Mustang fighter.

After two successful operations escorting a force of Mosquitos to the Kattegat, Hearne led his squadron on March 12 as they protected 44 Mosquitos on a shipping sweep south of Oslo.
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