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Old 21st April 2005, 18:03
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Tempest shot down a He 162 on 19 April 1945 --> Gun camera film?

Hello,

On 19 April 1945 the RAF pilot F/O Walkington shoot down "a small jet aircraft unlike any previously seen". It was then identified as a He 162. Apparently, there the aircraft was filmed with the gun camera. Does anybody have more information about this claim? Who was the pilot?

Does anybody know if and where gun camera films still exists?

Link: www.hawkertempest.se/action.htm+Tempest+Walkington+19+April&hl=en&start =2

(RH: http://www.hawkertempest.se/action.htm)

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Roger Gaemperle





During April Hopsten Airfield was occupied by No 122 Wing, which became the first tempest Wing to operate from German soil. Few thought that the war would last much longer and on 19 April No 80 Squadron returned to England. That same day, No 222 Squadron undertook a strafing attack on Husum Airfield. During this mission F/O Walkington chased and shoot down a small jet aircraft unlike any previously seen. Subsequent analysis of combat reports and gun camera film revealed that the aircraft was an He 162, one of the few to fly operationally

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