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    Default Matching to 4 mystery German night fighter claims over UK on 7/8 August 1941?

    Dear all,

    I am looking for any information regarding (possible/probable) matchings to a few mystery German intruder claims near and over the UK on 7/8 August 1941. I've tried to match these to any operational a/c losses/encounters on this night, but with no results. Perhaps non-operations units were involved in any of these incidents?

    The claims concern:

    -A whitley claimed shot down during take off from Marham at 02.12 hrs.
    -A Beaufighter claimed shot down in flames 25 km ESE of Kings Lynn at 03.20 hrs.
    -A Halifax claimed shot down over the sea 120 km ENE of Hull at 03.44 hrs.
    -A Wellington claimed shot down in flames over the sea 100 km ENE of Hull at 03.48 hrs.

    Cheers and thanks for any details!

    Theo

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    Hello Theo,

    Presumably these claims (From Tony Wood's page) ,

    Night: 7-8. August 1941

    08.08.41 Ltn. Kurt Loos: 2./NJG 1 Stirling  - 02.33 OKL C. 2031/I Nr.83407/42

    08.08.41 Fw. Alfons Köster: 7 3./NJG 2 Whitley  Marham 02.42 OKL C. 2031/I Nr.68736/42
    08.08.41 Ofw. Wilhelm Beier: 12 3./NJG 2 Blenheim  East Dereham [0342] 03.20 OKL C. 2031/I Nr.68736/42
    08.08.41 Ofw. Wilhelm Beier: 13 3./NJG 2 Halifax  200 km. E. Withernsea [1424] 03.44 OKL C. 2031/I Nr.68736/42
    08.08.41 Ofw. Wilhelm Beier: 14 3./NJG 2 Wellington  200 km. E. Flamborough Head [1421] 03.48 OKL C. 2031/I Nr.68736/42

    Supplemental and/or Conflicting Claims from Other Sources:
    08.08.41 Ltn. Schulz: 2 2./NJG 2 Wellington  70 km. N.E. Great Yarmouth [0232] 01.39 Reference: W. Bock f. 206

    Air Britain was been publishing losses over the UK but I cannot see any that might match. The nearest that was shot down by an intruder is Oxford W6629 15 FTS on Aug 12.

    Ian

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    Hi Theo,

    I can only exclude 311 Sq (Wellington claim) no loss/encounter on that night

    Pavel
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    Hello Ian and Pavel,

    Thanks for your helpful replies!

    Cheers, Theo

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