Further to a recent post concerning Bomber Command claims for shooting down night fighters, I wondered if any one could pin down the identities of fighters claimed by F/O V. L. Cole and crew of 106 squadron.

The first was on a trip to Berlin 23/8/43 in the target area (Possibly an Me110).
The second was another Berlin Operation 2/1/44, but the fighter was claimed near Hanover after Cole's aircraft had been attacked and damaged. Cole's aircraft was an early return as a result.

As an aside the rear gunner of this crew was awarded the DFM and both actions were mentioned in his citation (from Tavender's DFM Register).

I realise this is a long shot, but have my fingers crossed!

Thanks,

Sam.