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Old 17th November 2017, 17:27
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He111 TG30 shot down 18/8/43 off Sardinia?

Hi guys

Apparently a He111 of TG30 was shot down by RAF or US fighters off Sardinia on 18 August 1943.

Can anyone confirm this, please? Any relevant claims?

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Old 17th November 2017, 19:30
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Re: He111 TG30 shot down 18/8/43 off Sardinia?

Brian-referring to the post on the other board it says engine failure, no mention of enemy aircraft
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Re: He111 TG30 shot down 18/8/43 off Sardinia?

Hi,
from my notes:
3 He111's were claimed by 153 Squadron on this date !
2 by S/Ldr.Willson and 1 by P/O.Moss
No details of location or time

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Re: He111 TG30 shot down 18/8/43 off Sardinia?

Hi,

No fighter claims match this, that I am aware of, so engine failure is most likely. 153 Sqns three claims were near Bizerte just before midnight on night 18/19 August.

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Re: He111 TG30 shot down 18/8/43 off Sardinia?

Thanks guys

Most interesting.

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Re: He111 TG30 shot down 18/8/43 off Sardinia?

Hi, is there any details in any of the several books available on Skorzeny :-

Skorzeny's Special Missions: The Memoirs of Hitler's Most Daring Commando
by Otto Skorzeny.

Commando Extraordinary: Otto Skorzeny
by C.Foley

Hitler's Commando: The Daring Missions of Otto Skorzeny and the Nazi Special Forces,
by C.Messenger

Skorzeny by C.Whiting

For Germany: The Otto Skorzeny Memoirs
by L.Craig & H.P.Taylor

Skorzeny, Hitlers Commando by Glenn B. Infield

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Re: He111 TG30 shot down 18/8/43 off Sardinia?

This might be interesting . . . Rescue of Mussolini translated from the German.

http://cgsc.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/s...3coll8/id/4501

Disclaimer - I've downloaded it already, but, other than perusing the table of contents, I have not read it. It sits with a gazillion others in my "read these someday" folder. Not being related to the Pacific it has a lower priority for me.




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