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Rhubarb flights.

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G'day,
A long time ago, longer than I care to think about, I read a biography about a WW2 RAF fighter pilot. In the book a situation was recalled where a veteran squadron leader was killed over France while flying on a squadron 'Rhubarb' or fighter sweep. His aircraft was not seen but apparently he was killed by a head wound over France. His aircraft was found some miles north of his home field in the treetops of a wood having run out of fuel and made a wheels up landing.

Years later and wanting to find the incident, I cannot find it, obviously when you look for things like that they are either in a source we no longer have or the original incident was made up and is now ignored. Anyone out there got any clues or pointers?
 

Archibald

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Too vague, as you recognize. Although fighter aircraft losses, by type, are fairly well documented, so are rhubarb losses, too.
basically you need
- pilot nationality
- aircraft type
- year it happened
At least one of these elements...
 
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