414 Army Co-operation
Squadron RCAF



'A' Flight

Three Tomahawks of 414 Squadron's 'A Flight' before a beautiful backdrop of misty mountains.
'RU-V' was flown by Flt/Lt Jack Amos, 'RU-F' by Flt/Lt Fred Clarke, and 'RU-G' by F/O Cliff Horncastle.


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A closer look at the lead ship...


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...and #2 & 3...


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'Ruthie'

Tomahawk IIB AK276, coded RU-F, and named 'Ruthie', was flown by Flt/Lt Fred Clarke.


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A couple more views of 'Ruthie'...


From: Metal Canvas - Canadians and World War II Aircraft Nose Art by Stephen M. Fochuk


From: Metal Canvas - Canadians and World War II Aircraft Nose Art by Stephen M. Fochuk



A Yank in the RCAF

Hollis 'Holly' Hills was one of many Americans serving with the RCAF prior to the USA's
entry into the war. He eventually scored 414 Squadron's first aerial victory, an Fw 190
during the Dieppe raid, albeit after the outfit had converted to the North American Mustang.
After his tour with 414 Squadron was up, Hills then joined the US Navy and went on to
score another four victories in the Pacific Theater to become an 'Ace'.


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