F/Lt Arnold Roseland, 442 Sqn RCAF

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Click to enlarge image Pilot of No. 442 Squadron RCAF Flight Lieutenant Arnold Roseland who flew the Y2-K Spitfire on 65 combat sorties from ...

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Pilot of No. 442 Squadron RCAF Flight Lieutenant Arnold Roseland who flew the Y2-K Spitfire on 65 combat sorties from March 1944. Roseland was commanding the ‘B’ flight of the squadron. He gained fame by engaging and downing two Focke-Wulf Fw 190s in a single sortie over the Normandy beachheads, but was himself killed in a dogfight in the same area on July 13, 1944

Rosenland’s personal Spitfire, Mk. IX ser.no. MK304 is possibly serving as a background to this photo. [Pat Murphy coll.]

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By Shirley Walker  |  2015-12-07 at 00:42  |  permalink

I was researching my book From Sailing Ships to Spitfires, when I received a letter from the National Archives with a letter and photo from the mayor of a village in France. They had erected a monument in honour of my uncle Arnold Roseland- he was shot down there in his Spitfire five weeks after D-Day. I contacted his son Ron who later attended the dedication of the monument to his father. His story is told in my book, From Sailing Ships to Spitfires- based on a serious study of Arnolds family history, with some details from over 100 old letters.

By Shirley Walker  |  2015-12-07 at 00:45  |  permalink

I gather I am supposed to correct something-
Please let me know

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