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Old 31st July 2010, 00:16
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Re: Friendly fire WWII

Once again my thanks, Laurent.

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Old 3rd September 2010, 17:45
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Re: Friendly fire WWII

Hi Brian,

You very probably have the story of the battle between US PT boats and aircraft near Green Islands on 29 April 1944.

The full list of casualties (killed and wounded) can be found here:
http://www.seabees93.net/GI%20RIP.htm
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Old 3rd September 2010, 23:26
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Thanks Laurent

I didn't have the list of casualties - much appreciated.

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Old 22nd September 2010, 23:19
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Re: Friendly fire WWII

I've been off this site for a long time and haven't tried to read all the posts on this thread--that would be a book which we can all hope Brian will publish! There was an incident over the Indochina coast Jan 12 '45 when Marine Corsairs off the Essex shot down a 14th AF B-24. I've seen the file in USMC archives, containing a still photo from the F4U gun camera. It's somewhat blurry but clearly shows no star/bar on the wings and apparently none on the fuselage. The CAP was vectored to investigate the bogey, which opened fire. The marines ID'd it as a Liberator but because it shot at them, they figured it was Japanese-flown. Presumably it was from the 308th BG, the only Lib unit I know of in 14th AF.
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Old 24th September 2010, 12:52
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Re: Friendly fire WWII

This B-24 was 42-73249 of 308th BG/374th BS. MACR 11163.
There's a story about it from a relative of one of the crew on this website:
http://www.usaaf-in-cbi.com/308th_web/mail_308.htm

Scroll down to the post by Tom Osbore, dated 30-Oct-98.

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Old 30th September 2010, 12:54
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Re: Friendly fire WWII

Hi Brian, I know you have already this case, a B-29 shot down by a Beaufighter on 20 December 1944, but maybe this will give you some new details:
http://www.40thbombgroup.org/memories/Memories57.pdf
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Old 30th September 2010, 13:16
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British side of this B-29 shoot down by a Beaufighter is described on p.101 of this link: http://www.rquirk.com/cdnradar/seacradarfile2b.pdf

Beaufighter 'M' of 89 Squadron on Practice Intercept flown by S/L Morrison, WO Powell and F/L Donner.

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Old 11th October 2010, 13:32
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Re: Friendly fire WWII

A search on the forum finds nothing about this loss: on 29 November 1944 a Fw 200 of Lufthansa flying to Stockholm crashed off Falsterbo, Sweden, probably shot down by the Flak of German patrol ships. All ten men aboard (7 Germans, 2 Swedes and 1 Japanese) were killed.

Sources (using Google translation):
http://www.olyckspost.se/airmail/falsterbo.php
http://www.sydsvenskan.se/omkretsen/vellinge/article322013/Nedskjutet-plan-kan-ge-fler-historiska-pusselbitar.html

Brian if you have more on this case I will be interested.
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Old 12th October 2010, 12:47
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This was Fw-200 Condor D-ARHW "Friesland".

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Old 12th October 2010, 13:49
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Re: Friendly fire WWII

Hi Laurent

I have the identities of crew and passengers. An official investigation concluded that the aircraft had been shot down, possibly in error for a US bomber.

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