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Old 5th July 2005, 07:54
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Re: Me's vs Spits over North Africa: Who were those guys?

Lwulf:

Oh, no offense was taken--not at all...although given the performance of 92 sqdr's patrol, it might have been reasonable to assume a lack of operational experience...but unless we can actually pin down the date/time/pilots we may never really know...

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PS: I also assumed that the REALLY inexperienced pilots would have been put in a P40 or Hurricane equipped squadron!
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Old 7th August 2014, 06:47
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Re: Me's vs Spits over North Africa: Who were those guys?

BUMP!

With the publishing of Shores' new volume, I shall examine this question again.
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Old 7th August 2014, 14:50
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Re: Me's vs Spits over North Africa: Who were those guys?

Hi Nick

I didn't see the original enquiry back in 2005 - not sure if I had joined TOCH!

However, should you not find anything conclusive in Chris' latest tome, I thought that I should mention that I helped Leo Nomis write his memoirs (of his time with the Israelis in 1948/49) and included some details of his RAF service (the book is "The Desert Hawks" published in 1998)

Leo had several combats with Bf109s whilst with 92 Squadron. On 7 January 1943, he claimed a Bf109 probable for the loss of two 92 Sqn Spits; next day, 8 January, he claimed a Bf109 shot down.

Hope this helps.

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