View Full Version : Ju88 Interception off Ireland, August 1942

Steve Brew
15th May 2008, 22:46
Can anyone identify the unit and base of a lone Ju88 attacked and damaged by two 41 Squadron Spitfires over the Irish Sea just southwest of Dublin, around 12:30 hrs, on 14 August 1942?

The code lettering is not recorded, but the aircraft was camouflaged a "greeny black". The 41 Squadron pilots hit and damaged the fuselage and port wing and set the port engine smoking. Despite this, the Ju88 accelerated and pulled away, last seen disappearing over the Irish mainland.

Does anyone have any idea which Geschwader this Ju88 (may have) belonged to, please?