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    Hello Everyone,
    Trying to find out if there were any claims for 12/13 Sept 44 on the Frankfurt op which involved Nos.1 3 and 8 Grps and also Mossies from 100 Bomber support Group.
    Many Thanks in advance if anyone can help
    Rob

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    A Bf110 was claimed by S/Ldr. R D Doleman and F/Lt. D C Bunch DFC in a Mosquito of 157 Squadron. Also a Bf !!0 was claimed by F/O W R Breithaupt DFC and F/O J A Kennedy DFC in a Mosquito of 239 Squadron.
    From "Confounding the Reich" by Bowman & Cushing.

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    Thanks BillG, for that information as i am tying to find out info on a Bf110 G-4 Werke no 730233 that was reportedly lost on that night.
    Rob

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    Rob,
    All I can add is that the Bf110 claimed by the 239 Squadron crew was in the area near Ranschhak. I have no info regarding the other 110 so far as a location is concerned.
    Hope this is of some help.
    Bill

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    Bill
    Once again thanks for your help, at least I can search now from a different direction,
    Rob

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    Rob,

    Lancatser "A" of 75 Squadron made a claim for a destroyed Me.410 at 22.48 hrs. Position 4850N. 0020E, both R/G and M/U/G fired. As far as I know Me.410 were normally not used as night fighter (except as intruders). I believe it is possible that the claimed aircraft was a Bf 110. The only other claims made by bombers during this night was for single engined fighters. Source: Monthly Supplementary Narrative of Operations - 9/44

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    Peter

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    Hi Rob,

    In Theo Boiten's book Nachtjagd War Diaries Vol II he states that two Lancasters LM266 of 75 Sqn and NN704 of 218 Sqn claimed two twin-engined fighters destroyed and a 515 Lancaqster one Jet shot down. NJG6 lost two JU88 and four Bf110s four of which were shot down bt intruders JU88 G-1 2Z+AA by 239 Sqn Mosquito DZ254 near Landau/Pfalz both aircraft lost. Two Bf 110 G-4 of 2.NJG6 shot down by intruders, probably 29 and 157 Sqns near Langen and Bf110 G-4 by a 418 Sqn Mosquito near Kitzingen airfield.

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    John.

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