Sqdn Ldr G.C. Keefer, Spitfire ???, RCAF 412 Sq

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Sqdn Ldr G.C. Keefer, Spitfire ???, RCAF 412 Sq

Post by georgetanksherman » Fri May 10, 2019 8:58 pm

Asking for assistance if anyone would know the serial number of this Spitfire:

Spitfire, Unknown, June 12, 1943, RCAF, 412 Squadron

Pilot: Sqdn Ldr G.C. Keefer (DSO,DFC), RCAF

Aircraft was severely damaged and he had to bail out over the English Channel and landed within a mile of the French coast. He inflated his dinghy and spent the next six hours frantically paddling toward the English shoreline. He was eventually picked up and arrived safely in Britain.

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George

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Post by Temujin » Fri May 10, 2019 9:24 pm

georgetanksherman wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 8:58 pm
Asking for assistance if anyone would know the serial number of this Spitfire:

Spitfire, Unknown, June 12, 1943, RCAF, 412 Squadron

Pilot: Sqdn Ldr G.C. Keefer (DSO,DFC), RCAF

Aircraft was severely damaged and he had to bail out over the English Channel and landed within a mile of the French coast. He inflated his dinghy and spent the next six hours frantically paddling toward the English shoreline. He was eventually picked up and arrived safely in Britain.

Cheers

George
Check the records George.......F/L Keefer flew two missions that day......and he was NOT shot down.... I checked May, no luck, and no luck in June
Records show that Keefer flew the next day also

P/0 Holbrook was crashed that day.......?????

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Post by Temujin » Fri May 10, 2019 9:43 pm

HIs record is REALLY impressive

http://acesofww2.com/can/aces/keefer.htm

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Post by Temujin » Fri May 10, 2019 10:06 pm

George, found the record........date was actually 27 July 1943

Aircraft was EN784, it developed a Glycol leak and he had to abandon the aircraft.
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Post by georgetanksherman » Sat May 11, 2019 12:20 am

I was reading up on all the info that I could find on this Warrior, Sqdn Ldr G.C. Keefer, It seems that he is another one of those Warriors that we get to "Share" 2 DSO's and 2 DFC's, neither of which they were handing out like candy ! Thank you for the info and the correction of the date ! Hope all is well with you, and "Thank You" as always for helping get the stories right !

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George

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