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    Default Wing Commander A M Mulliken - KIA North Africa

    Looking for details on the death of Wing Commander (Pilot) Anthony Morris Mulliken (34086) on 13 February 1942, buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma in North Africa.

    His unit is shown as 1 Armd. Div. AHQ WB

    He is shown as KIA, but was he killed in an aircraft or was he a casualty of ground action.

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    Friendly fire incident.

    He was flying a captured Caproni 191 decked out in british markings but he neglected to warn of his ETA was engaged by British fire.

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    Martyn/Ross,

    Phil Butler in his, War Prizes, identifies this aircraft as follows: HK859 - Caproni Ca 101 -c/n unknown. This aircraft was shot down on 13th February, 1942, by British troops while being ferried in RAF markings by a crew from the detachment of No.208 Squadron based at Acroma.

    See:
    War Prizes.
    Butler,Phil.
    Earl Shilton:Midland Counties Pubs.,1994.
    p.46

    Col.

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    Ross/Col,

    Many thanks for the excellent information.

    Martyn

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