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    25 Jul 1944 - A Mosquito of No. 544 Sqn is attacked by a German Me262 fighter - the first ever jet fighter engagement.


    Anyone know the result of this encounter?

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    That one got away, believe landed in Italy.

    I very recently found an online article about the encounter, which I lost in a computer crash, which stated the Mossie had kept its cameras running through the encounter and had thus been able to provide some close-up shots of the Messerschmitt.

    Can't find the bloody link now of course.

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    I've found a reference to the event on this Romanian Military History Forum (http://www.worldwar2.ro/forum/index.php?showtopic=4488):

    "On 25 July 1944, a Mosquito from 544 Squadron RAF flown by Flt Lt. A. E. Wall was intercepted by a 262 from EKdo262 near Munich. (no such me262 flight recorded)He survived the attack and landed sfaley at Ferno in Italy. On 26 July 1944, Lt. Alfred "Bubi" Schreiber flying Me262 "White 4" recorded a Mosquito shot down over Bavaria. (mo such loss recorded) This is the first recorded kill by a 262. It appears that the two events are one and the same but were confused."

    Although the RAF site (http://www.raf.mod.uk/RAFbenson/aboutus/wartime.cfm) for station RAF Benson mentions that the Mosquito "...was able to escape into the clouds and return HOME undamaged." (my emphasis) although no date is mentioned.
    Interests include Spitfires in Malta 1942 and 460 Sqdn 1943-44 (including Black Thursday)

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    Many thanks to both for your input, another mystery solved.

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    No worries. Subsequently found this link which is unusual in that it cites an intelligence report related to the incident:

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/1025610/Lockheed-Skunk-Works

    Search within the document for "Proctor" - fellow who apparently wrote the report.

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