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Thread: RCAF No. 418 Sqn's claim for night of 4 to 5 July 1944

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    Default RCAF No. 418 Sqn's claim for night of 4 to 5 July 1944

    Hello/Bonjour,

    During a night mission (4-5 July 1944) over Avord airfield (France) a No.418 Squadron's crew - F/L Kerr - F/O Clark – state: "At 02:02 hours, saw intense tracer from Avord airfield. An aircraft caught fire and crashed". I wondered if it would be possible to know the ID of the aircraft which could have been either badly damaged or destroyed that night. At that time, the airfield was occasionally used by bombers from K.G. 26 and 77 (…as transit airfield) and some aircrafts from K.G. 66 were still stationed there.

    Best regards,
    Frederic

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    Hello/Bonjour,

    It would seem that it is Mosquito FB.VI NT131/D from No.487 Sqn (RNZAF) crewed by F/O Beazer and F/O Munro, shot down by German AA fire that night there near Avord airfield. Loss seen coincidently by this Canadian crew.

    Best regards,
    Frederic

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