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    Default Beaufighter lost on 27 June 1943

    Hello everybody,

    In the afternoon on 27 June, RAF attacked a convoy off The Hague shortly after 15:00. The attacking force consisted of Beuafighters from 16 Group escorted by Spitfires from 12 Group. During the mission 118 Squadron claimed one destroyed and two damaged Fw 190s (including Flight Lieutenant Acworth (http://surfcity.kund.dalnet.se/commonwealth_acworth.htm)), 402 Squadron claimed one destroyed Bf 109, 416 Squadron claimed one shared destroyed Fw 190 and finally Wing Commander Chadburn who claimed a probable Fw 190. The RAF fighters didn't suffer any losses but one Beaufighter of the attacking force was lost.
    It seems that they had been in combat with fighters from JG 1 since Feldwebel Erich Kaiser of 1./JG 1 claimed a Beaufighter at 300 meters altitude west of Scheveningen at 15:04. No German losses are known.

    Is there anyone who knows from which unit the lost Beaufighter was from and a serial?

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    Hi Håkan

    I have arrtibuted the loss as 143/H (JL948)

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    Hello Ross,

    Thanks for the quick reply!

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    Another question...

    Do you (or anyone else) have the name of the crew - I can only find Sergeant George Edmund Wilson (RAF no. 1286547) KIA on this date?

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    Hello,

    the other crewman:

    J/13317 F/O Joel Brooks MANN RCAF +

    Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

    Col.
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    Thanks!

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