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Old 15th August 2005, 04:37
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FW190 Action with MKVB Spitfire

I am trying to find some details of the FW190 involved in this action.

A pair of MKVB spitfires BL628 (F/SGT Murray) and BM525 (PO Whitman) chasing a FW 190 approx 15 miles north of Le Havre, Bl628 catches as the FW190 crosses the coast at 3000 to 4000 ft, and fires 2 second cannon burst at 500 closing to 400 yards. The FW190 streams black smoke. The two break off and return to Tangmere.

The action occurred on 1may 42 at approx 1605.

I am trying to find details of the FW190, and was wondering if anyone can provide any information, or point me in the correct direction to find some details.

We are currently restoring BL628 and are researching details of its engagements etc. Any help gratefully appreciated.

Mike Aitchison
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Old 15th August 2005, 14:44
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Re: FW190 Action with MKVB Spitfire

At his time JG 2 engaged a RAF fighter sweep (Rodeo No. 10) off Le Havre. JG 2 loss list available on the Net shows no JG 2 AC hit during the battle (or the whole day) while JG 2 claimed 3 Spitfire shot down (and really shot down 2 Spitfires of 401 Sqn)

01.05.42 P/O J.R. Patton: kia 11 Group 401 Sqn. Spitfire Vb: AD134 JG 2 off Le Havre
01.05.42 F/Lt. E.L. Neal: wia 11 Group 401 Sqn. Spitfire Vb: P8750 Me 109s epj S. Portsmouth
BL628 was at the time with 401 Sqn.

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