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    Can anyone help identify the night fighter crews and units relating to the following 40 Squadron losses in 1941?

    16/17 January: Sgt A E Jones, Wellington Ic T2912.

    15/16 May: Sgt W E Moore, Wellington Ic R1167.

    26/27 June: P/O D W Horrocks, Wellington Ic R1406. Crashed at St. Laurens, Belgium.

    29/30 June: F/Lt A B Baird RNZAF, Wellington II W5456.

    25/26 August: Sgt D F Youldon, Wellington Ic T2514.

    S/Ldr A C Martin, Wellington Ic X9749. Crashed at Handzame. Belgium.

    28/29 August: P/O J E King, Wellington Ic Z8839. Crashed at Mulheim.

    14/15 October: Sgt J R Hiscock, Wellington Ic X9882.

    And the following events, where the Wellingtons made it back . The first two reported being attacked by an Bf.110, the third by a Ju.88.

    11/12 May: P/O R M Smith, Wellington Ic T2911.

    12/13 June: Sgt M Evans RNZAF, Wellington Ic R1647.

    12/13 August: P/O A R Fitch, Wellington Ic R1168. Attacked over Nijmegen.

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    David

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    A note. R1647 was attacked ov er the Dutch coast.

    David

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    One oather night fighter request. What was the unit of Oblt Waltersdorf, who shot down Wellington N2843 on the night of 6/7 July 1941?

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    David,

    6-7 July 1941 - 4./NJG1 - Oblt Helmut WOLTERSDORF - Wellington - North Sea, 2km W of Texel - 03:43.

    One of the Munster raiders, 40 Squadron Wellington N2843, was intercepted and shot down on its return flight over Texel by Oblt. Woltersdorf of 4./NJG1. During the combat, both engines of the attacking aircraft, a Do215, were put out of action by an accurate burst of return fire from the Wimpey's rear gunner Sgt A G Oliver, and Woltersdorf wrecked the Dornier in a forced landing on a sandbank off Texel four minutes later.

    See: The Nachtjagd War Diaries. Vol. One./Boiten/p.46.

    Col.
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    Thanks, Col.

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