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Old 21st January 2005, 15:17
Tony Kearns Tony Kearns is offline
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Identity of FW190 and Me109 losses March 1944

Trying to identify the FW190 claimed by P/O H W Grant 412 Sqn on 17 March 1944 and the Me109 claimed by S/Ldr. M D Boyd also 412 Sqn. on 28 March 1944. 412 was based at B88 Holland. Any help appreciated.
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Old 21st January 2005, 15:29
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Tony:

Might be a typo here. I don't think 412 Squadron would have been at B88 Holland in March, 1944?
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Old 21st January 2005, 17:43
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Identity of FW190 and Me109 losses March 1945

Hello John
Apologies yes a typo should be 1945. It's an age thing!
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Old 21st January 2005, 18:01
Laurent Rizzotti Laurent Rizzotti is offline
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I have a Sqn Ldr M Boyd (Maurice David) with 412 Sqn in 1945 but he didn't claimed on 28 March

BOYD, S/L Maurice David (J7906) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.412 Squadron - Award effective 7 July 1945 as per London Gazette dated 20 July 1945 and AFRO 1453/45 dated 14 September 1945. Born 3 February 1919 in Toronto. Home in Clarkson, Ontario; enlisted in Toronto 7 January 1941. Trained at No.1 ITS (graduated 28 May 1941), No.9 EFTS (graduated 27 July 1941) and No.6 SFTS (graduated 7 October 1941). Commissioned 7 October 1941; F/O 1 January 1943; F/L 8 July 1943; S/L 29 January 1945. Arrived in UK, 22 October 1941; at No.52 OTU, 18 November 1941 to 10 February 1942; No.412 Squadron, 10 February to 14 December 1942; No.401 Squadron, 14-26 December 1942; No.412 Squadron, 26 December 19442 to 28 October 1943 (Flight Commander from 8 July to 28 October 1943); to No.2 Tactical Evaluation Unit (29 October 1943 to 12 June 1944); in Canada, 6 July to 5 September 1944. No.412 Squadron, 30 September 1944 to 30 May 1945. Repatriated 31 July 1945; released 17 September 1945. Award presented 18 October 1947. Incidents in his career include two crashes - 18 May 1942 (landed wheels up) and 11 June 1942 (landed at night on grass, hit a parked Spitfire). Victories as follows: 3 October 1943, one FW.190 damaged southeast of Ault; 24 December 1944, one FW.190 destroyed southeast of Venlo; 17 March 1945, one FW.190D destroyed (shared with another pilot) southwest of Coesfeld; 25 March 1945, one Bf.109 destroyed south of Winterswijie; 30 April 1945, two Bf.109s destoyed, Hagenow/Wismar plus one Bf.109 damaged.

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Old 21st January 2005, 19:10
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Many thanks Laurent. I would appear that I am making terrible mess of this query. I rechecked my notes from the ORB for 412 Sqn. and I had mistaken the date 28 th when it should be the 25th March 1945. I wonder was the FW190 claimed by P/O Grant on 17 March 1945 in fact shared with S/Ldr Boyd or were there other claims that day? Thanks very much for the link to Boyd, most interesting
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