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    Hi guys

    I realise and appreciate that this is not the correct Forum for Luftwaffe enquires and queries but just possibly some of our very knowledgeable members may be able to help. I am endeavouring to sort out noctural combats that occurred during June 1940, as set out below. Can anyone add to what is listed, please? I seek mainly information regarding the Luftwaffe aircraft involved.

    11 June: He111 claimed south of Isle of Wight by 145 Sqn (possibly daylight)

    12 June He 111 shot down off Margate by 610 Sqn (Wekusta 51)
    He111 claimed by 64 Sqn near Gatwick at 0720 (same?)

    20/21 June 0100 He111 claimed by 222 Sqn off Sunk Island
    0145 He111 damaged by 222 Sqn Cottingham area
    ? He111 claimed by 41 Sqn Teesmouth

    21 June 2315 He115 rescue aircraft (seeking survivors from above)claimed probable by 616 Sqn

    26/27 June: midnight He111 claimed by 72 Sqn near Acklington
    0017 He111 claimed off Withernsea by 616 Sqn
    0050 He111 claimed off Humber by 222 Sqn
    (believe these three from I/KG4)

    0100 He111 claimed off Aberdeen by 603 Sqn
    0050 He111 claimed by 602 Sqn off Dunbar
    (both from I/KG26)

    after midnight He111 claimed by 601 Sqn off Brighton
    0140-0225 He111 claimed probable by 236 Sqn Blenheim
    off Isle of Wight (same aircraft?)

    28/29 June: He111 probable over Norfolk by Blenheim of 23 Sqn
    He111 probable off Hornsea by 616 Sqn.

    29/30 June: Do215 Obdl claimed by 72 Sqn off Holy island.

    Any detail with be most useful. Many thanks in advance.

    Cheers
    Brian

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    Brian,

    Further email sent re the Wekusta action.

    Brian

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    Hi Brian

    I have 41 Sqn intercepting a He111 on the night of 19/20 June 1940 over Teesmouth, by Flt. Lt. Terry Webster. There were no actions on the night of 20/21 June.

    Webster opened fire at 150 yards and closed to 50, firing 800 rounds, but came under fire himself from both the dorsal and ventral turrets. The bomber kept losing height, but made it to the cover of low cloud, after which Webster broke off and returned to base. He found a bullet hole in his port wing.

    Webster claimed a probable victory, and I can provide you a copy of the Combat Report if you'd like it. Unfortunately, however, I don't know who his opponent was.

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    Steve
    41 (F) Squadron RAF at War and Peace, April 1916-March 1946
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    Thanks Steve

    I would appreciate copy of CR - please send via e-mail.

    Trust you're enjoying your new life!

    Cheers
    Brian

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    Brian
    Dont see why this shouldnt be the right forum for your queries. There are some lovely people in Germany doing research to try and help people here so I dont see why you shouldnt do the same....

    Dee

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian View Post
    Thanks Steve
    I would appreciate copy of CR - please send via e-mail.
    Trust you're enjoying your new life!
    Cheers
    Brian
    Hi Brian

    Have done as requested, along with the ORB to support the date.

    Yes, thanks, good to be Downunder, but back in the UK in September for a 41 Squadron BoB event, which should be good!

    Good luck with your research

    Regards
    Steve
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    http://brew.clients.ch/41sqnraf.htm

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