Any info about RAAF S/L Stan Galton?

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  1. Aramis

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    Hello, you experts out there! I have just bought a 1:72 Dragon Wings diecast model of a RAAF Spitifire MK Vc flown by Sq. Ld Stan Galton. I´ve been looking for some online info about him, but so far I did not find anything. Does anybody there know anything about this Aussie pilot? Was he envolved in any dogfight? Got any victory? As fas as I know this Spitfire (called "Jen III" after his wife) had a short life, being lost after a crash or something.
    I´d appreciate any help on that.
     

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    G'day Aramis, I don't have much about Galtons career except that he commanded 82 and 86 squadrons (Kittyhawks) and later 79 sqn (Spitfires). The serial on your Spitfire is incorrect, it should be A58-252, A58-262 never existed!
     
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    Thank you very much, bro. It seems he wasn´t a much famous pilot, was he? The model itself is pretty much detailed and beautiful. Too bad that they mixed up the serial numbers...
     
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    No worries mate! It is a nice looking model, I have a P40M and decals for Jen1 which was his aircraft in 86 sqn that I plan on doing sometime down the track. :cool:
     

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    BTW here are some shots of your Spitfire..
     

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    Thanks for posting those pics, brother! Just wonderful stuff. Yeah, the model is pretty much detailed and beautiful. Too bad that they mixed up the serial numbers. So, Galton's JEN I and II were both P-40N?
     
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    JenI is a P-40M, I'm not sure about JenII as I've never come across a picture of it.
     
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