Striling W7617

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honeybee
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Striling W7617

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Anybody know where or how I can get a combat report for the loss of this a'c. I have a conundrum about it. I'm led to believe that Hans-Karl kamp of 7/NJG4 shot it down over Montmirail, France, at 1928hrs on the 11th March 1943. I have been told that a German Radar crew witnessed the combat and that the Stirling crashed near them at Minaucourt. My problem is that the two towns are approx 100km apart so I do not know how they could have witnessed it if the action took place over Montmirail as claimed by Kamp. Any help greatly appreciated.
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Paul

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Re: Striling W7617

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Hi Paul,

The only details l have are as listed.
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John
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Re: Striling W7617

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From over in our 'Reseach' section ............... Luftwaffe data records, scroll down to the 11th March 1943.
( Note - these records can be very accurate or quite the opposite )
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http://aces.safarikovi.org/victories/do ... 2-1943.pdf
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Re: Striling W7617

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Hi John
Thanks for the reply. I have that info to hand already but the only conclusion I can make is that that Kamp was incorrect as to where the attack took place. If I had a copy of the combat report I can compare it to what I've been told previously and if that tallies then I'd know.
Regards
Paul

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