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    Default Stirling MZ261 214 Squadron Lost 24th May 1943 - Reason for Loss?

    As per the title, I am trying to ascertain how Stirling MZ261 of 214 Squadron met it's fate.

    It took off from Stradishall at 23.15, and later crashed at Billmerich near Unna with the loss of the entire crew.

    Was it brought down by a night fighter or flak? Any leads gratefully received.

    Yours sincerely,

    Andy

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    Hello,

    Dr Theo Boiten, in his Nachtjagd Combat Archive - 1 January - 22 June 1943 - Part 1. (p.97), suggests that MZ261 was brought down by Flak from 4./schw. Flak Abt. 429 (Eisb.), crashed in Unna-Billmerich at 01.30 hrs.

    Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1943 - Part One - 1st January - 22 June.
    Boiten,Theo.
    Walton-on-Thames:Red Kite,2018.
    p.97.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 23rd September 2019 at 10:09.

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    Col,

    Thank you for the prompt reply, it's much appreciated.

    Yours sincerely,


    Andy

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