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    Default Spitfire as a night figher in March 1944 over the UK?

    Hi all,

    I have read an account of a RCAF Halifax that on return from a sortie in March 1944 they were "checked" by a Spitfire over the southeast British coast. It seems to me quite strange that a Spitfire would be used as night fighter at this late stage of war? I would expect rather Mosquito...

    Any comments would be much appreciated.

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    Pavel
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    Hi Pavel,

    Maybe perhaps not that technical...............this morning sunrise was around 0635-0640 most places in UK and at altitude even earlier. A late returner (?) might have been in daylight?

    Peter

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    Hi Peter, sorry I have forgot to mention that they have landed at 01.17 so not a late arrival.

    Pavel
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    Pavel: could you please provide the squadron, date and identification of this a/c? Just curious.

    Jim

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    Check your mailbox Jim.

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