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    Default Combat with FW190 28 June 1944

    While compiling a full list of losses for 127 Squadron I have a possible loss on 28 June 44.
    The ORB states that F/Lt Doyle RCAF Crash landed at B.4 after combat with FW190's.
    He took off from B.2 at 1650.
    The serial of the aircraft in question was ML413.
    'Spitfire the History' lists this aircraft as 127S 30-5-44, FRU 6-7-44.
    What is the meaning of FRU?
    The meaning in the glossary(Fleet Requirements Unit) makes no sense.

    I also have seen that 2 spitfires were claimed by the Luftwaffe in the late afternoon but I can find no corresponding losses other than this one. Has anyone any more details on the Lufftwaffe claims for this date.
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    Andy

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    Andy,

    FRU = For Reasons Unknown?

    Errol

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    Hi Andy
    If it crashed on 28/6/44 and went to FRU on 6/7/44 then Jason Gaudet's List gives Field Repair Unit as a reasonable alternative to Fleet Requirements Unit.
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    Thanks Errol and Dick
    I thought that it could mean Field Repair unit but I can find no such unit in Flying Training and Support Units since 1912 by Ray Sturtivant.
    Andy
    Last edited by Andy Ingham; 10th December 2007 at 22:15. Reason: Spelling

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    Default FORWARD Repair Unit

    See my response to your post on TOCH! It does appear as Forward Repair Unit in RAF Flying Training and Support Units.

    Steve

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