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Old 17th March 2014, 11:30
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Re: Posting to the Allied Discussion form on British forces present at the Battle of The Heligoland Bay: 18 December 1939

Hi Larry,
Interesting analysis, but I also have a problem with the timing. The attached .pdf files are the log from the aircraft reporting center in the HQ of Luftgau XI, which at that time had the overall responsibility for air defense in the area in question. It records visual sightings, which mostly must be from the intercepting fighters and they are in the 1420 - 1542 timeframe. That does not compute with a take-off time of 8:55 - 9:40. And this discrepancy cannot be explained through a time zone difference, which might have been one hour.
The positions given in the four digit format are based on the German reporting grid described in an additional .pdf file.
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File Type: pdf Helgoland 18 Dec 1939 page 1.pdf (175.2 KB, 82 views)
File Type: pdf Helgoland 18 Dec 1939 page 2.pdf (145.1 KB, 47 views)
File Type: pdf Gradnetzmelde.pdf (80.6 KB, 54 views)