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    On 8/10 1944 at 18:15 a German twin engined aircraft took off on a mission against England. I trust it was either a Ju 88 or He 111.
    It is believed to have belonged to 7. Staffel KG 3.
    One crew member was washed ashore in Denmark on 3/12-44.
    Is there any records of night fighters or flak having claimed it ?
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    Hi Soren,

    .. no luck I'm afraid, I've no NJ or Flak claims that could be tied to this loss.

    Cheers, Theo

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    Thanks for looking Theo
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    Theo, I think Soren was referring to ALLIED flak or night-fighter claims? Presumably this was a V-1 launching He 111?

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    My venerable copy of "Mosquito" (Sharp/Bowyer, 1967!) includes a moderately useful table of such claims, and depending on the style of date presentation used at head of this thread, this could hold the answer. If 8/10 1944 equates to August 10th, several twin-engined German a/c were claimed by 409 Sqdn (plus 2 more on on 11th). If it means 8th October, there is only a claim for one Me 109 by 515 Sqdn, but this was on a Day Ranger so can be ignored on this fact alone. Unfortunately the fact that this table (in Mosquito) only uses one date for what should be listed as two dates (up to midnight, then from there till dawn), and the confusing date style given on this thread makes it rather hard work to arrive at any conclusions. Just to make it more interesting, "Mosquito" also does not include times or locations for many entries.
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    Hello,

    No.25 Squadron made the following claim on 7/8 October, 1944.

    7/8 October 1944
    No.25 Sqn
    Mosquito NF.XVII HK285

    He 111 (damaged), over the sea off the Norfolk coast.

    171012 P/O (Pilot) Bernard TRAVERS RAFVR
    173298 P/O (Nav./Rad.) Alexander Winter PATTERSON RAFVR

    Travers was airborne, Coltishall, at 1850. Brian Cull identifies his claim as, possibly;

    7./KG 3 He 111 WNr. 161898 5K+KR.

    See:
    Diver! Diver! Dver!
    Cull,Brian (with Bruce Lander)
    London:Grub Street,2008.
    pp.347, 432 (& fn.234 on p.448, for crew)

    and...

    Hawks Rising
    Mason,Francis
    Tunbridge Wells:Air Britain (Historians),2001.
    p.189

    See also: http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthread.php?t=38172

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 22nd June 2014 at 14:40. Reason: Corrected -Destroyed to Damaged - my error!

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