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    Default 10 OTU ORB or St Eval ORB, September 23rd 1942?

    Hello

    With the moderators indulgence, and in connection with another query here about a 10 OTU Whitley and FW.190 encounter, does anyone have access to the ORB's for either 10 OTU or RAF St. Eval for September 1942, and could check if the encounter is mentioned?

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    Default Re: 10 OTU ORB or St Eval ORB, September 23rd 1942?

    Hi Simon

    It's mentioned in the 10 OTU ORB: -

    "23.9.42 Five 12-hour sweeps; one aircraft intercepted by two Fw 190s. Aircraft undamaged. Hits claims on enemy aircraft."

    Malcolm

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    Default Re: 10 OTU ORB or St Eval ORB, September 23rd 1942?

    Thanks Malcolm, much appreciated. Shame there's no serial recorded.

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    Default Re: 10 OTU ORB or St Eval ORB, September 23rd 1942?

    Hello Simon. This from the St. Eval ORB. Just mentions R of 10 OTU, if this narrows things down.
    Regards, Richard

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    Default Re: 10 OTU ORB or St Eval ORB, September 23rd 1942?

    Hello Richard

    Many thanks indeed for e-mailing that over.

    It's pretty much exactly the same as Sgt. George Robinson's account in the Newcastle Journal report from October 9th 1942. It was also reported in the Hartlepool Mail on the same date, in which he describes the guns jamming on the fifth attack so there's no doubt it's the same encounter.

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