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Re: RNZAF Pacific

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Originally Posted by Graham Boak View Post
I recall it being written that there were 99 claims made by P=40s and that the Corsairs tried hard to get the elusive 100th. Presumably the higher figure comes from more recent research?
Actually Chris Rudge found claims for 100 destroyed enemy aircraft even though one is missing in the official list.

4 pilots from 14 Sqn tried to intercept a Japanese aircraft that attacked Segond Channel, Espiritu Santo in May 1943 but radar contact was lost before they could find it. I cannot remember that any RNZAF fighter unit operated at night in the Solomons.

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