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    Default Dominic Winter Auction Catalogue - Dec 2020

    626 Sqd Pilot F/S Stewart Jacques 1432964 PoW 2133 Shotup DV171 Crash Landed JB595 15/1/44 Erfurt RIP-1993. Crew: Nav Sgt G C Farran 1512473 injured Branuschweig returned S.S.Gripsolm; F/E Sgt Alfred Arthur Phillips 1583796 RIP Berlin; B/A Sgt J G Morton 1335893 PoW 1619; W/O Sgt Frank Seddon 1536326 PoW 1469; M/U Sgt John Edward Holford 3050007 PoW 1465 RIP-26/3/2013; R/G Sgt Daniel Conolly O'Donnell 1061941 injured Branuschweig returned Letitia; also M/U to 3/1/1943 Sgt A A Fletcher 1573487

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    I wonder how much will be purchased for national collections so that researchers can view them? I also wonder how much will be purchased by stock photo sites who will charge a small fortune for photos that are essentially copies of those held by RAFM, IWM and HE, based on those I have seen already in these organisations?

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    ot 454 (Military & Aviation History, Medals & Militaria, Sir Barnes Wallis & Sir Winston Churchill, 17th December 2020)

    Halley (James J.). The Squadrons of the Royal Air Force & Commonwealth 1918-1988, 1988
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    I have that book is it really worth 300 to 400 ?

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    Lot 29 (Military & Aviation History, Medals & Militaria, Sir Barnes Wallis & Sir Winston Churchill, 17th December 2020)

    Battle of Britain. A Combat Report dated 15 October 1940 interesting

    P/O M Czerniak (Jerzy Michal Czerniak)

    302 Sqn

    Damage to Hurricane P3935 'WX-D' of Sgt Kosarz who colidded with a
    barrage balloon cable and landed ok a Heston


    Sgt Wilhelm Kosarz


    Lost 8/11/1940 in Hurricane P3538 WX-J




    But this one caught my eye for 22 Sep 1943 as it gives info on loss of BS180

    22 Sep 1943. Spitfire IX BS180 F/Sgt W. Kempka. Ramrod. Damaged by FW190 near Le Treport, abandoned over the Channel. Pilot safe and sea and rescued.


    SGT. DURYS
    " I was flying as No. 2 in the second section led by Wing Commander Gabszewicz. We saw 4 E/A flying immediately in front of us at the same height, namely 24,000 ft. We attacked and they took evasive action by turning to starboard slightly and diving. The whole Wing followed and I was left slightly behind. This save me the advantage of being left with a Me. 109 with which I entered into a dog fight. I fired a burst with all armament at a range of about 300 yards from astern whilst the E/A was climbing. The WA caught fire on the starboard wing and wade a half roll. I then fired a second burst from 3j0 yards closing to 250 yards; the E/A went into a vertical dive, issuing clouds of black smoke. I followed down to 9,000 ft. firing continuously short bursts. I had to break off the engagement owing to other E/A attacking me. I pulled out of the dive and circled the are•.•. and saw the Mo. 109 hit the ground. This was about 10 miles East of Foucarmont. At this moment 3 Me. 109 attacked me so I climbed steeply and managed to lose them. I claim one Me. 109 destroyed."
    Camera exposed automatically on the guns boing fired. Ammunition: 2 Cannon: 200 rounds 4 4 Ml/G: 480 rounds

    After these combats the Wing returned independently, several pilots landing various forward airfields.

    One Spitfire from 303 Squadron during the combat with FW 190 was hit and the pilot, F/Sgt. Kempka, baled out about 40 miles South East of Beachy Head and was rescued by Walrus in 40 minutes time.

    S/Ldr. 'J Smith?' Sector Intelligence Officer, R.A.F STATION. NORTHOLT
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    Default Re: Dominic Winter Auction Catalogue - Dec 2020

    Were the stolen combat reports recovered eventually ? I remember reading about the prosecution of a chap from Plymouth or somewhere south west.
    cheers PeteS

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    Default Re: Dominic Winter Auction Catalogue - Dec 2020

    I think, being an auction, prices are normally 10 times that of second-hand bookshops and the Halley book is on sale for around 25. I have an earlier version I bought in the seventies and may be one of those I bought still marked in s d!

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    Default Re: Dominic Winter Auction Catalogue - Dec 2020

    That is a lot of 130 books

    Quote: Qty: Approximately 130

    It is just that book being the highlight of the lot!

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