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    Dear all,

    According to an entry in Shores' Mediterranean Airwar Vol. 3, a Hudson of 500 Squadron was damaged in a Ju88 attack on 21 December 1942.

    Who has access to the 500 Sqn ORB and can check the details of this incident for me, incl. serial number of the Hudson and time/place of the encounter?

    Cheers and thanks, Theo

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    Hi Theo,

    ORB of 500 Sqdn indeed mentions a combat, however this concerned a Hudson of 608 Squadron which was attacked by a Ju 88 one hour after take off.

    ORB of 608 Sqdn lists AM710 being involved in this incident. Take off time was 08.23 hrs, so the encounter should have occured at about 09.23 hrs? No location mentioned, unfortunately...

    Regards,
    Hans

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    Hi Hans,

    Thanks a lot for checking -unfortunately this does not tie up with a 'mystery' claim for a 'Boston' shot down by Lt. Beier of 9./NJG2 over the Med near Cap Bon, which was my reason for asking ..

    Cheers, Theo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theo Boiten View Post
    Hi Hans,

    Thanks a lot for checking -unfortunately this does not tie up with a 'mystery' claim for a 'Boston' shot down by Lt. Beier of 9./NJG2 over the Med near Cap Bon, which was my reason for asking ..

    Cheers, Theo
    Hi Theo,

    Take a look at my thread 'Hudson Loss 27-12-42' which I started on 12th February 2012, as the info you wish for is there.

    Jonathan

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    Hi Jonathan,

    Many thanks -I've just sent you an email,

    Cheers, Theo

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