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Old 19th March 2017, 06:53
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On 21 April 1945, 42 Mosquitoes met 28 Ju 88/Ju 188s of III./KG 26. In the ensuing combat, nine German bombers were claimed.
Could anyone clarify the units involved and - if possible - state the names of the victorious pilots?
Thank you in advance.

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Old 19th March 2017, 08:15
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Re: Banff Wing

The following units were involved on a day Rover to the Kattegat-Skaggerak

Peterhead Wing 1 Mustang
19 Sqn 11 Mustang
65 Sqn 9 Mustang

143 Sqn 14 Mosquito
235 Sqn 12 Mosquito
248 Sqn 10 Mosquito
333 Sqn 2 Mosquito

This does not add to your 42 Mosquitos, there may be some early returns I do not have

I have three of the claims

235 Sqn W/O C A Cogswell Mosquito VI -D Ju88 Des
235 Sqn W/O C A Cogswell Mosquito VI -D Ju88 Dam
333 Sqn Sub/Lt Eriksen Mosquito VI RF787 -L Ju88 Des

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Old 19th March 2017, 08:41
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Re: Banff Wing

Following Mosquitoes from Banff Strike Wing participated in the mission on the 21st of April 1945:

No. 143 Squadron
Mosquito VI ‘Y’ W/Cdr. C N Foxley-Norris & F/O P J Tuhill
Mosquito VI ‘X’ W/O B J F Barlow & F/Sgt. J M Maddison
Mosquito VI ‘K’ F/O J E Harnett & W/O E W Anstey
Mosquito VI ‘D’ S/Ldr. D C Prichard & F/O H W Silkock
Mosquito VI ‘G’ F/Lt. J Selka & F/Sgt. W J Speed
Mosquito VI ‘J’ F/O J Reeves & F/O W H Somerville
Mosquito VI ‘Z’ S/Ldr. A G Deck & W/O P B McGregor
Mosquito VI ‘V’ F/O N Smith & W/O A A McBean
Mosquito VI ‘N’ F/Lt. A Chamberlain & W/O J Heywood
Mosquito VI ‘F’ F/Lt. G F Browne & F/O J Morton
Mosquito VI ‘S’ F/Lt. M Crocker & F/O R G Simmons
Mosquito VI ‘Q’ F/Sgt. G W Shewry & F/Sgt. J E Hornby
Mosquito VI ‘A’ F/Sgt. L R H Wigg & F/Sgt. R H Hawkins
Mosquito VI ‘W’ W/O R Johnson & F/Sgt. R G Feeney
Mosquito VI ‘B’ W/O G W Blake & W/O A Knifton
Mosquito VI ‘C’ P/O A R Mansfield & F/Lt. R Cox
Mosquito VI ‘O’ F/Lt. J Keohane & P/O A Fielding
No. 235 Squadron
Mosquito VI ‘A’ F/Lt. R S Turner DFC & F/O A McInnes
Mosquito VI ‘L’ F/Lt. H Parkinson & F/O K M Hackson
Mosquito VI ‘G’ F/O A J Rendall & F/O R Rawlins
Mosquito VI ‘C’ F/O P C Kilmister & F/O S Gordon
Mosquito VI ‘E’ F/O W Webster & P/O H Pepper
Mosquito VI ‘P’ F/Sgt. S Seear & F/Sgt. R Smith
Mosquito VI ‘T’ F/Lt. A J C Proctor & F/Lt. J W D Thomas
Mosquito VI ‘Z’ F/Lt. D A Pitkeathly & F/Lt. P M Hollins
Mosquito VI ‘S’ F/O L Bowman & F/Sgt. J D Goates
Mosquito VI ‘R’ S/Ldr. J R Barry & F/O A Lloyd
Mosquito VI ‘D’ W/O C A Cogswell & F/Sgt. E C Brown
Mosquito VI ‘X’ P/O E F Pennie DFM & W/O C W Hinde
No. 248 Squadron
Mosquito VI ‘Y’ S/Ldr. H Gunnis DFC & F/O G E E Peckover
Mosquito VI ‘W’ F/Lt. J G Cooper & F/Lt. G L P Palombi
Mosquito VI ‘P’ F/O K W D Golding & F/Sgt. R E Buss
Mosquito VI ‘V’ F/O C Goodwin & W/O H J Warner
Mosquito VI ‘F’ F/O A A McIntosh & F/O A J Thorogood DFM
Mosquito VI ‘Q’ F/Sgt. R E D Kelly & F/Sgt. J J Gallagher
Mosquito VI ‘G’ F/Lt. R P Smith AFC & F/Lt. J G Howard
Mosquito VI ‘H’ W/O J P Furness & F/O W H Forbes
Mosquito VI ‘Z’ F/O S C Price & F/Sgt. W O’Brien
Mosquito VI ‘N’ F/O D E Chance & F/O W H C Cowan
Mosquito VI ‘D’ W/O A F Chisnall & F/Sgt. A Wellings
Mosquito VI ‘X’ F/O A G Jefferson & F/O D C Field
No. 333 Squadron
Mosquito VI ‘L’ Lt T Eriksen & 2Lt C Hansen-Just
Mosquito VI ‘F’ F/Lt. R Golightly & F/O F Hawthorne
Mosquito VI ‘G’ Lt A Plyhn & Sgt. K Gordon-Firing
Mosquito VI ‘P’ Maj H Wenger & Sgt. H Hansen


Following pilots claimed to have shot down Ju 88/188:

W/O Cogswell - 1 Ju 88, 1 Ju 188
F/O Webster - 1 Ju 88
F/O Golightly - 1 Ju 88
F/O Goodwin - 1 Ju 88
F/O Price - 1 Ju 188
F/O Golding - 1 Ju 88
W/O Johnson - 1 Ju 88
W/O Blake - 1 Ju 188
F/Lt. Keohane - 1 Ju 88
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Re: Banff Wing

Many thanks to the two of you.

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Re: Banff Wing

Seem to remember I covered this in Sea Eagles Vol 2
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Re: Banff Wing

Likewise covered this in A Separate Little War HB and PB. Knew 22 of them that took part in this action.
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