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Old 2nd January 2018, 18:14
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January 5th 1945 RAF Mustang Escort

Hi,

Looking to establish what RAF Mustang squadrons were engaged with Bf109 on this date while escorting 160 Lancaster's to Ludwigshafen. 3 Group reports two Bf109 were shot down by RAF Mustangs. Would like to confirm and identify any claims by the escort on this date.

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Re: January 5th 1945 RAF Mustang Escort

129 Squadron, at 1515, Ludwigshafen. F/Lt Dennis Coates Parker, in Mustang III FX983 DV-R, ref: FC3; CR: Air 50/51-50. And P/O T Hetherington, in Mustang III SR436 DV-T, ref: FC3; CR: Air 50/51-39. Plus the 129 Sqn ORB.

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Re: January 5th 1945 RAF Mustang Escort

Escort was as follows for Ramrod 1427

133 Wing
306 Mustang 12
309 Mustang 12
316 Mustang 10

150 Wing
19 Mustang 12
65 Mustang 12
122 Mustang 11
150 Wing Mustang 1

Bentwaters Wing
64 Mustang 9
118 Spitfire 12
126 Mustang 9
129 Mustang 12
165 Spitfire 6
234 Mustang 7
Bentwaters Wing Spitfire 1

Bradwell Bay Wing
310 Spitfire 11
312 Spitfire 11
313 Spitfire 10

Hawkinge
451 Spitfire 6
611 Spitfire 12 (1 R/T)

Manston Wing
124 Spitfire 9
504 Spitfire 12
1 Spitfire 12
91 Spitfire 12

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Re: January 5th 1945 RAF Mustang Escort

Martin,

A big thank you.

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Re: January 5th 1945 RAF Mustang Escort

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129 Squadron, at 1515, Ludwigshafen. F/Lt Dennis Coates Parker, in Mustang III FX983 DV-R, ref: FC3; CR: Air 50/51-50. And P/O T Hetherington, in Mustang III SR436 DV-T, ref: FC3; CR: Air 50/51-39. Plus the 129 Sqn ORB.

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