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    Default Flak from the sea on 30.4.1942

    Hi all,

    I would like to ask for help with a little bit offtopis theme - determine which ship(s) or convoy may take part in following accident:

    On 30.4.1942 Wellingtons of 311 Sq were moving from East Wretham to Aldergrove. I do not know the exact location where they were crossing the sea between Scotland and Ireland but one aircraft (T/O 11.45 L 14.20) reported that there was a fire opened from the sea.

    I suppose it was becasue the Navy was not informed about the non-operational flight or that the crew flew into some kind of restricted area.

    Anyone could help me with the ship or convoy which opened the fire?
    I think it may be for example convoy Hx 186 if it was already in the position between Scotlnad nad Ireland
    http://www.warsailors.com/convoys/hx186.html

    Any idea for TNA reference where this accident may be recorded?

    TIA

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

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    Pavel, Hi,
    Can't help much. But you have to realise that the British Navy (and, I suspect, many other Navies of the Allies) tended to Open Fire first, and then ask "Is that a/c friendly, or enemy?" second!! I would think that your theory about HX186 is probably correct!
    Rgds
    Peter Davies
    Meteorology is a science; good meteorology is an art!
    We might not know - but we might know who does!

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