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    Default Night fighter encounters June 29th 1941

    Hi,

    No.218 Squadron had two separate encounters with JU88's on return from an attack on the marshalling yards at Bremen on the above date.

    Pilot Officer Maxwell (R1596 HA-D) reported he was attacked by a JU88 just off the English coast on return, while Sergeant Jolly (R1726 HA-O) reported a similar encounter also on route home. I would like to know if there were any claims for or reports available for these two attacks. Were any German night fighters units active over the English coast on this night, if so, who?

    Any help appreciated.
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    Steve
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    Hi Steve,

    I've two German intruder claims, perhaps one of these could be tied to the incidents you mention:

    Fw. Helmut Arnold: 2 1./NJG2 Wellington sea 60 km. NE Bacton (2326): 800 m. 03.50
    Ofw. Jung: 2 4./NJG2 Wellington sea 200 km. ESE Grimsby 04.14

    Please contact me on my private email if you can supply details of the two 218 Sqn encounters, OK?

    Cheers, Theo



    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    Hi,

    No.218 Squadron had two separate encounters with JU88's on return from an attack on the marshalling yards at Bremen on the above date.

    Pilot Officer Maxwell (R1596 HA-D) reported he was attacked by a JU88 just off the English coast on return, while Sergeant Jolly (R1726 HA-O) reported a similar encounter also on route home. I would like to know if there were any claims for or reports available for these two attacks. Were any German night fighters units active over the English coast on this night, if so, who?

    Any help appreciated.
    Regards

    Steve

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