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    Default Combat claim by p/o f n gillett 26th sept 1942

    As stated above P/O GILLETT while serving with 91 Nigeria sqd claimed a JU88 PROBABLY DESTROYED OFF DOVER
    on the 26th SEPT 1942 , He was also involved in crashlanding his spitfire EN771 which had sustained combat damage from return fire from a JU88,OVER DOVER date unknown , DOES ANYONE know if this was the same incident as above or a completly different incident? please may i also ask if a combat report may exist for the 26th .as is known 108132 FRANK NORMAN GILLETT was killed along with two other pilots from 41 sqd on the 22 /10/42 when they all flew into Tarrenhendre Mtn WALES , so any advice on the combat claim would be most welcome .thank you
    Phill Jones

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    Phill

    There is a short piece in Peter Scott's 'No 91 Nigeria Squadron'

    "...on 26th September Plt Off FN Gillitt, flying Spitfire EN771 claimed a Junkers bomber probably destroyed, although his a/c was hit by return fire and he force landed at Hawkinge."

    Note Scott's spelling of 'Gillitt'.


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    DaveW

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    Default P/o gillitt

    Dave , my thanks to you , indeed your spelling of GILLITT , IS CORRECT my mistake , thank you also for pointing this out bw phill

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