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Thread: Coastal Command Whitley on 31.7.42

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    Default Coastal Command Whitley on 31.7.42

    Hi all,

    one crew of 311 Sq reported on this day that they met a Whitley (probably for 19 Group) during the patrol and the crew of Whitley open fire on them from long distance. Fortunately they recognized their mistake and cease the fire before claiming any hit.
    Wellington "F" of 311 was on patrol between 03.23 and 12.52.

    I have checked the list of CC squadrons on Ross' site and find out that at the time there were based two CC squadrons with Whitley planes in St. Eval - 58 and 502.

    Could anybody let me know if there were any patrols by this units on this date?
    Is there any note about the "dogfight"? I suppose there was nothing to report but there could be similar note about "Being attacked by Wellington" in ORB.

    TIA

    Pavel
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    While researching I have found out that there were more Whitley Suadrons at the time with CC:

    51, 58 77 and 502 Sq.

    Does anybody has ORB for any of this units and can confirm/disconfirm its operations on 31.7.42?

    TIA

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

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