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Knowledge Identifier: +Lance_C._Wade
American pilot who joined the British Royal Air Force during World War II and became a flying ace
Born in 1915.
Countries: Italy (50%), Canada (50%)
Linked to: Fiat, Royal Air Force, United States Army Air Forces
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Lance C. Wade was born in 1915
He joined the RAF in Canada in December 1940
He attained the rank of "ace" on 24 November 1941
He began flying Hurricane Mk IIs in April 1942, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross
He had 13 victories as of September 1942
His Squadron moved to Italy, and as a Spitfire VIII pilot he claimed two Focke-Wulf Fw 190s of "Schlachtgeschwader" 4 on 2 October 1943
Lance C. Wade died in 1944
Wade became a Wing Commander and joined the staff of the Desert Air Force but was there only briefly, as he was killed in a flying accident on 12 January 1944 at Foggia