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    Default New Zealanders on 94 sqdn, RAF 1942

    Here's one for Errol.

    Message below originally posted on the 12'o clock forum by Peter Hasselgren - I have answered ref the claims made by 94 sqdn in the latter part of 1942, but perhaps Errol could confirm that the two new Zealanders only made the single claim while flying on attachment to 94 sqdn ?

    "I am looking for information about claims made by 94 Sqn in the Nile Delta area during 1942. I have checked with the book Fighters Over the Desert: Air Battles in the Western Desert June 1940 to December 1942 by Shores/Ring. but there is little about 94 Sqn after the withdrawal from the Western Desert to the Nile Delta area.

    Im especially interested in claims by Montague J. Rowland, RNZAF (NZ401781) and Richard Webb, RNZAF (NZ391853).

    According to No.485 (RNZAF) Squadron 1941-1945 by Phil Listemann/Paul Sortehaug Rowland claimed at least two victories with No.94 Sqn in Nile Delta area, 1942. According to Those Other Eagles by Christopher Shores Webb destroyed a Ju 88 together with another pilot on 20 December 1942 NW Port Said (Spitfire Vc BR487) but he may have made more claims."

    Thanks in advance,

    Ian Simpson

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    Ian,
    Flying BR487, he claimed an Italian 3 motor a/c 0n 3rd Sept 42.

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    Sorry, but I'm unable to help regarding PEter's query at present.

    Errol

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanW View Post
    Ian,
    Flying BR487, he claimed an Italian 3 motor a/c 0n 3rd Sept 42.
    Thanks Ian and Alan,

    Just a question to this claim. Was it Webb or Rowland which made the claim? I noticed it was the same Spitfire as Webb used on the 20 December.

    Regards
    Peter Hasselgren

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    Peter,
    It was Webb, can't think why i did'nt state that in my reply.
    Alan.

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    The claim made by Webb for an Italian 3 motor a/c on 3rd Sept 42 was while he served with the Delta Defence Flight, rather than 94 squadron. This Flight moved to operate under 94 sqdn in Oct 1942.

    Ian

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    Once again thanks both of you for this help. This claim was missing in Webbs claim list Those Other Eagles.

    Peter

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