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Chris Goss 27th October 2016 12:52

ATTACK ON FW 200 22 JUL 43
 
At 1020 hrs on 22 Jul 43 in PlQ 24w/2625, a Condor of III./KG 40 reported being attacked by two carrier-borne Martlets which in 4 attacks inflicted minor damage. Any clues as to the Martlets' unit?

Rainer 27th October 2016 19:49

Re: ATTACK ON FW 200 22 JUL 43
 
Hi Chris

"F.W. sighted in 04635'N, 01205'W at 1020. Engaged by Martlet without result." (ARCHER, 22/1057B to CinC Plymouth)

The escort carrier HMS ARCHER was operating with Escort Group B.5 in support of the "Musketry" patrols over the Bay of Biscay, so the Martlets were probably from 892 Squadron FAA.

andy bird 27th October 2016 23:33

Re: ATTACK ON FW 200 22 JUL 43
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rainer (Post 225065)
Hi Chris

"F.W. sighted in 04635'N, 01205'W at 1020. Engaged by Martlet without result." (ARCHER, 22/1057B to CinC Plymouth)

The escort carrier HMS ARCHER was operating with Escort Group B.5 in support of the "Musketry" patrols over the Bay of Biscay, so the Martlets were probably from 892 Squadron FAA.

Can confirm: 892 Sqdn embarked on Battler and Archer

Andy B

BruceMk11 28th October 2016 06:52

Re: ATTACK ON FW 200 22 JUL 43
 
892 Sqn appears to have been reduced to only three a/c by this stage. The pilots were:

Lt (A) JG 'Jack' Large RNVR

Sub-Lt (A) GR Willcocks RNVR (Aus)

Sub-Lt (A) WG 'Jimmy' Bowles RNZNVR

Sub-Lt (A) RA Foubister RNZNVR

www.fleetairarmarchive.net/squadrons/892.html

Chris Goss 28th October 2016 11:13

Re: ATTACK ON FW 200 22 JUL 43
 
Thanks all-great help. I have that Archers was supporting Operation Seaslug as opposed to Musketry which was earlier

Rainer 28th October 2016 18:21

Re: ATTACK ON FW 200 22 JUL 43
 
Those operations were carried out at the same time with aircraft of 19 Group sweeping the "Musketry" areas and those of 15 Group the "Seaslug" area. The anti-submarine striking forces, like the group formed around HMS ARCHER, operated primarily in support of Operation "Musketry" in order to attack U-boats within 4 hours after being located by land-based aircraft in the patrol area. Both operations were replaced by Operation "Percussion" on 30 August 1943.

Chris Goss 28th October 2016 18:58

Re: ATTACK ON FW 200 22 JUL 43
 
Thanks Rainer

BruceMk11 16th May 2017 15:02

Re: ATTACK ON FW 200 22 JUL 43
 
Chris,

Were you able to identify the specific pilots of 892 involved?

Chris Goss 16th May 2017 15:48

Re: ATTACK ON FW 200 22 JUL 43
 
Sorry no

BruceMk11 12th May 2018 10:28

Re: ATTACK ON FW 200 22 JUL 43
 
The first Martlet (pilot u/k) was on patrol and lost the Condor in cloud. Another Martlet was catapulted and got in three bursts before the Condor again evaded in cloud; the pilot was Lt Jack Large.

See: Escort Carrier 1941-45 by Kenneth Poolman, published by Ian Allan, 1972, p83.


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