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    Default Flight Lieutenant WHIFFEN, GEORGE KENNETH, 105 Squadron MIA July 1944

    Is it known where his plane crashed in the North Sea?

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    I can’t tell you where they went down but there was lots of trouble for all 8 Oboe Mosquitos attacking Schloven that night. All of them reported intense and accurate heavy flak. The five Oboe Mosquitos from 109 Squadron were all flying at 32,000’ so I think the 105 aircraft would have been as well. The two 105 Squadron Mosquitos that made it back were both damaged by flak. Four of the five 109 aircraft were coned by searchlights for their 10 minute run down the Oboe beam into the target. Two of the 109 Mosquitos reported nightfighter attacks which was rare for them since they operated over 28,000’ normally and not many nightfighters were up that high. The next night was the same with all Oboe Mosquitos at 32,000’ reporting “Intense and very accurate H/F”. The flak gunners in Scloven/Buer were very good.
    Whiffen & Williams went down on the return trip. They had been called in to bomb by the Oboe ground controllers and was first seen on radar by the realeasing station at RAF Winteron at 0115.50 when they began their run down the beam. Williams hit the release on their 2 TIs and 4 500 lb. bombs at 0130.00
    Last edited by David Wallace; 3rd February 2019 at 21:47.

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    Thanks for this information.

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