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    Default W/O Robert Evans, 2nd July 1941, Near Lille

    Guys,

    Any idea how this chap became captured with 74 Squadron?

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    Nick

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    Hi Nick,

    according to great claims list by Tony Wood:

    RAF 11 Gp. 74 Sqn. 11 Spitfire Vb 11.48-13.50 Circus 29 ½ - 0 - 0 Me 109E 2 Cat.3m Fighters L-BS: Lille

    Cat.3m 02.07.41 F/O S.Z. Krol: P/W 11 Group 74 Sqn. Spitfire Vb: W3263 Me 109s: Lille-Merville
    Cat.3m 02.07.41 Sgt. R.Evans: P/W 11 Group 74 Sqn. Spitfire Vb: W3259 Me 109s: Lille-Merville

    And here are the Germans claims - check the Spitfire claims:

    Day Phase: 2 July 1941

    R.A.F. No. 2 Group Circus 29: FIVES-LILLE

    02.07.41 Obstlt. Adolf Galland Stab/JG 26 Blenheim  bei Merville: 4.000 m. 12.30 Film C. 2033/I Anerk: Nr.87
    02.07.41 Ltn. Bruno Stolle 8./JG 2 Spitfire  W. Armentières: 5.000 m. 12.35 Film C. 2033/I Anerk: ASM
    02.07.41 Hptm.Rudolf Bieber Stab I./JG 26 Blenheim  - 12.35 Film C. 2036/II Nr.65979/41
    02.07.41 Fw. Heinz Jahner 9./JG 2 Spitfire  - 12.37 Film C. 2036/II Anerk: Nr.11
    02.07.41 Ofw. Rudolf Täschner: 13 1./JG 2 Spitfire  - 12.45 Film C. 2036/II Anerk: Nr.74
    02.07.41 Fw. Günther Seeger Stab/JG 2 Blenheim  S. Paradiere S.E. Merville: 2.500 m. 12.45 Film C. 2033/I Anerk: ASM
    02.07.41 Oblt. Josef Priller 1./JG 26 Spitfire  10 km. W. Lille 12.45 Film C. 2036/II Nr.65979/41
    02.07.41 Hptm. Gerhard Schöpfel Stab III./JG 26 Spitfire  S. Lillers: 2.500-3.000 m. 12.50 noch C. 2033/I Anerk: Nr.77
    02.07.41 Hptm. Rolf-Peter Pingel Stab I./JG 26 Hurricane  - 12.50 Film C. 2036/II Nr.65979/41
    02.07.41 Ltn. Horst Ulenburg 2./JG 26 Spitfire  - 12.50 Film C. 2036/II Nr.65979/41
    02.07.41 Oblt. Walter Schneider 6./JG 26 Spitfire  - 12.55 Film C. 2036/II Nr.65979/41
    02.07.41 Oblt. Hans-Jürgen Hepe 4./JG 2 Spitfire  - 12.55 Film C. 2036/II Anerk: Nr.77

    Hope this helps

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

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