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Old 22nd May 2005, 23:24
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Combat 21/7/44

I am looking for details of the combat involving 235,248,406 Squadrons, who claimed 6 bombers and several more probably destroyed and damaged. I have seen the German aircraft described as Ju188 or He177.
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Old 23rd May 2005, 08:03
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Re: Combat 21/7/44

235, led by Wg Cdr Yonge, got 2 Do 217s, 248 led by Flt Lt Passey, got one more and an hour or so later, 248 Sqn (lefd by Fl;t Lt Nunn) claimed a He 177 which was probably a recce Ju 88. 406 claimed 4.5 Do 217s-KG 100 lost just 3
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Old 25th May 2005, 19:33
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Re: Combat 21/7/44

Do you have details of the identity of the allied crews?
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Old 25th May 2005, 19:50
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Re: Combat 21/7/44

Fg Off Meakin/Fg Off Nadin (2), Sqn Ldr O J Williams/Fg Off Kirkpatrick-1. Names for the Coastal Command sqns as already indicated
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Re: Combat 21/7/44

Thanks again!
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Old 26th May 2005, 20:29
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Re: Combat 21/7/44

Hi,
I have some stuff on williams/kirkpatrick, a copy of an article in the evening standard, no date, about the shooting down of two dorniers attacking a convoy of five british destroyers,it has a poor quality photo of williams.
was this the same day?
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Old 27th May 2005, 14:32
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Re: Combat 21/7/44

Sounds like it-Williams sent me his account of the action a few years ago
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