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    Default 24 Septembre 1943 - which B-25 Mitchell RAF Squadrons were involved ?

    Hello,

    About 20 medium bombers B-25 Mitchell belonging to one or two RAF Squadrons were involved, on 24 September 1943 in the afternoon, in bombings operations over the Brest area. Which were these (this) Squadron(s) ... may be from the 2nd Tactical Air Force ?

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    Pierre Babin

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    Hello Pierre, this raid was flown by two squadrons of 2nd TAF, 98 Sqn and 320 (Dutch) Sqn RAF.

    The following is an extract of the "Combats & Casualties RAF & US Fighter Commands 1943" file compiled by Tony wood and that was available once on Internet:

    RAF 10 Group Ramrod 87
    2 Group
    BREST/GUIPAVAS
    13.00: 11/320 & 12/98 Sqn. Mitchell II
    Escort: Perranporth
    RAF 10 Gp. Charles 1 Spitfire LF.Vb 12.50-14.40 Ramrod 87 1 - 0 - 0 Me 110G No casualty M-BS: Brest/Guipavas

    Claim 24.09.43 W/Cdr. E.F.J. Charles 10 Group Middle Wallop 1 - 0 - 0 Me 110G 13.30 ca: W. Pte. St. Matthieu

    RAF 10 Gp. 610 Sqn. 12 Spitfire LF.Vb 12.47-14.51 Ramrod 87 2 - 0 - 0 Me 110G No casualty M-BS: Brest/Guipavas

    Claim 24.09.43 Pilot 10 Group 610 Sqn. 1 - 0 - 0 Me 110G 13.30 ca: Pte. St. Matthieu
    Claim 24.09.43 Pilot 10 Group 610 Sqn. 1 - 0 - 0 Me 110G 13.30 ca: Pte. St. Matthieu

    Escort-Cover: Exeter
    RAF 10 Gp. 313 Sqn. 11 Spitfire LF.Vb 12.45-15.05 Ramrod 87 0 - 2 - 0 Me 110G 2 Cat.Em Fighters M-BS: Brest/Guipavas

    Cat.Em 24.09.43 S/Ldr. J.Himr DFC: KIA 10 Group 313 Sqn. Spitfire Vb: BP561: V Me 110s: Brest
    Cat.Em 24.09.43 P/O J.B. Cochrane: KIA 10 Group 313 Sqn. Spitfire Vb: W3895 Me 110s: Brest

    Claim 24.09.43 Pilot 10 Group 313 Sqn. 0 - 1 - 0 Me 110G 13.30 ca: Brest
    Claim 24.09.43 Pilot 10 Group 313 Sqn. 0 - 1 - 0 Me 110G 13.30 ca: Brest

    Escort: Perranporth
    RAF 10 Gp. 310 Sqn. 12 Spitfire LF.Vb 12.45-15.05 Ramrod 87 0 - 0 - 0 n/a 1 Cat.Em Fighters M-BS: Brest/Guipavas

    Cat.Em 24.09.43 F/Lt. V. Chocholin: KIA 10 Group 310 Sqn. Spitfire Vb AR335 FW 190s: Ushant

    Medium-Bomber: Dunsfold
    RAF 2 Gp. 98 Sqn. 12 Mitchell II 12.35-15.05 Ramrod 87 0 - 0 - 0 n/a 2 Cat.A/B Flak Brest/Guipavas

    Cat.B 24.09.43 Crew: OK 2 Group 98 Sqn. Mitchell II: FL928 Flak: ↓ Predannack
    Cat.A 24.09.43 Crew: OK 2 Group 98 Sqn. Mitchell II: FL701 Flak: ↓ Predannack

    RAF 10 Group IB: 24th September 1943. Ramrod 87 by 12 Mitchells escorted by the Czech Exeter Wing to Brest/Guipavas, 66 and 453 Sqns. as Escort-Cover, 610 Sqn. at Top-Cover. En-route 66 Sqn. saw 12 Me 110s off Ushant. After a running fight 4 Me 110s were shot-down into the sea in flames, 1 Me 110 was claimed as probably destroyed. As the formation approached Brest, 9 Me 110s were sighted and engaged by 310 and 313 Sqns. to claim 1-1-0 for the loss of 3 Spitfires, the latter probably due to FW 190 which were also in the area. 610 Sqn. also engaged 3-4 Me 110s and claim 2-0-0 for no loss. Sweeps in the Ile be Batz area by Typhoons of 183 and 257 Sqn. were without incident.


    Bonne journée

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    Default 24 September 1943 - tony woods data on-line

    Hello Pierre

    The information supplied by Laurent is still available on-line


    http://don-caldwell.we.bs/claims/tonywood.htm

    hope this helps with any other research

    Allan Hillman
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    Default 24 Septembre 1943 - which B-25 Mitchell RAF Squadrons were involved ?

    Hello Laurent and Allan,

    Just to tell you "Thank you very much"

    Pierre

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