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Old 10th March 2018, 09:54
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A 1.(F)/121 strength return from early October is attached. If I find anything earlier, I'll post it another time.
Hello Gentlemen,

How should I understand the word "night" in the sentence "15 crews of which 6 night" ?
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It is interesting to compare this sentence with a picture's back coming from an old auction. The corresponding photo depicting one of the two Bf109 photographed at Florennes.
You can read "Nite kite".
Is there a relation between "6 night" and "nite kite" ?

Next, at the bottom of same back it is written 9/11/44...
Ho should I read it? 11 September or 9 November ? (bis.)

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Old 10th March 2018, 13:20
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I understand it as 6 crews qualified in night flying Recce (using flares, flash bombs etc.)
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Old 10th March 2018, 14:31
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Next, at the bottom of same back it is written 9/11/44 ... How should I read it? 11 September or 9 November ? (bis.)
That depends whether it was written by an American or not.
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Bf 109 & Ju 88:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-10-Orig...19.m1438.l2649

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Next, at the bottom of same back it is written 9/11/44 ... How should I read it? 11 September or 9 November ? (bis.)
That depends whether it was written by an American or not.
Oh, thank you Mister Beale,

Very helpful.
What about "nite kit"?
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Oh, thank you Mister Beale,

Very helpful.
What about "nite kit"?
I read "nite fighter" — but Americans spell "night" the same way the British do so that isn't a firm clue to the writer's nationality.
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This I understood
But why do you think the guy thought one Bf109 was a Night Fighter?
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Only Me 410s on strength on 12 and 13 September. On the 13th, 1.(F)/121 announced that its Field Post should now be sent to Lagendiebach. The ifrst report of Bf 109s on strength I've found was on 16 September (attached composite image, original goes over two pages).

The first Bf 109 Werk Nummern they mention are 412588 (u/s on 24 September) 412484 (u/s on 26 September).
Many thanks Nick !

This settles the case of 1.(F)/121 then... So from which unit are those two 109's found in Florennes ?

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Thanks Rudi.

The 109 is Bf 109 G-6 W.Nr. 18 360 "Weisse 5", 4./JG 77, found wrecked on 25 August 1943 at Foggia Hauptplatz. Source: Prien, p 1843.

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