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Old 27th December 2018, 00:56
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Re: RAF Bomber gunner claim during the night 5-6/07/1941 over Belgium

Dear Luc,

From an unpublished chronicle, written in WW-2 by a member of the I./NJG 1 who had access to the (then still existing KTB's) I can offer this reference:

"Auch in der folgende Nacht (5/6 July 1941 that is, MH) kam es zur Feindberührung. Uffz.Macke stiess beim Angriff auf starke Gegenwehr. Sein Bordfunker Uffz.Kabon wurde verwundet, der Jäger zu vorzeitiger Rückkehr und Bauchlandung wegen Beschädigung der Maschine gezwungen."

If this primary German source is correct (and of what I was able to check with other sources, this chronicle is reliable) the Bf110 was therefore not shot down (resulting in a fatal crash) but as much damaged that it had to make an emergency landing a.s.a.p.

No further details given, In the NVM I read that Kabon had minor injuries from schrapnell (probably from bullets). The incident occurred soon after 03.00 hours.

Best regards, Marcel
airfield Venlo in WW-2, I./NJG 1, He219-project
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